Grace Whittaker – ASDA

Company: ASDA

Role: Logistics Graduate

Grace’s journey with Asda started as an industrial placement student between her second and final year of university, which she discovered on the Asda careers website. She then moved onto the Asda Logistics Services graduate scheme as a direct entry.

“I am currently working in the Non-Food Transformation Team which is my second rotation of the three I will complete”.

She works alongside the team to support the relocation of online General Merchandise operations into a new warehouse.

“This is a very exciting role as the site contains the largest single robot operation built by Geek+ in Europe. In this role I also work alongside third-party logistics providers and engineering solution companies, which is a great opportunity to build a network of contacts outside of the business and gain a lot of valuable operational knowledge.”

Within the first year at Asda, Grace has had the opportunity to travel to all 27 of the business’s distribution sites, gaining knowledge from colleagues throughout the network who have years of experience in the industry.

Having picked up effective communication, time-management and problem-solving skills at school and university, she found they were perfectly suited to a role in logistics, along with her organised and meticulous nature.

When asked what the best thing about her role is, Grace says it’s the variety.

“I am very lucky to have the opportunity to work in multiple areas of the business over the two years, which allows me to gain valuable experience in all areas of logistics!”