We're pleased to have appointed two new graduates, plus an undergraduate placement student to the business, demonstrating our commitment to investing in our future talent.

Joining the Gripple Graduate Scheme is Jacob Bradder, a mechanical engineering graduate of Sheffield Hallam University and Claudia Creswell, an economic and modern languages graduate from the University of Sheffield. In addition, Samuel Valentine, a product design engineering student from Loughborough University has joined us on an undergraduate placement. Samuel is spending a year working in product design within the Ideas & Innovation team at the Innovation Centre in Sheffield, gaining real life experience of product design and design engineering.

Jacob and Claudia were successful in applying for our graduate scheme, which always receives a huge number of applications and is in its eleventh year.   They will spend 16 months rotating around the business, spending several weeks in a number of key departments, including engineering and advanced manufacturing, marketing, finance, digital transformation, IT and sales, where they will work on specific projects and get real hands-on experience of what it’s like to work in each department. 

To enhance their personal development, each graduate is allocated a ‘home’ department for the duration of the programme and is encouraged to find a senior mentor in the business, whilst being supported by our People and Culture team.

Emma Hibbert, Recruitment Manager explains; “What makes our grad scheme different is that our graduates can, and indeed are expected to make an impact from day one and they are involved in real-life projects that add value to the business.  They are able to experience many different areas of working, which helps them build up their knowledge and reach the right decision as to the best role for them within the company at the end of the programme.”

As part of our Graduate Scheme, the graduates are expected to organise a major company event to raise money for charity.  This gives them the experience of using skills in organisation, networking, sales and negotiation.

Recent graduates Kris Chua and Becky Malkin this summer raised more than £6,000 with their GLIDEFest event, which was split between St Luke’s Hospice, BEAT (UK eating disorder charity) and the Gripple Foundation charity of the year, Create a Dream Foundation. The event was a huge success and was held at our venue GLIDE House in Attercliffe with live music, a barbecue, games, raffles and fundraising activities.

We are committed to our people and dedicated to our unique culture – ‘the Gripple spirit’ that sets us apart.  We aim to recruit people who share our values – of fun, innovation, passion, entrepreneurship, teamwork, integrity - who are invested in the shared purpose to be a fun, rewarding place to work.  As an employee-owned business, Life at Gripple isn’t just about getting the job done, it’s about contributing to the present and working towards an ambitious future.

We will be shortly launching our 2024 scheme, with pathways on offer including Technology, Commercial, People & Culture and Operations, and looking to recruit graduates with a specific interest in business IT, business management and Human Resources. 

Click here to apply for our 2024 Graduate Scheme  

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