Annual Report

Graduate Programme

Our 27-month Graduate programme, based at our UK HQ in Manchester, is for people who have completed a Bachelors and/or Masters degree and are looking to accelerate their career. It offers a breadth of experiences and real, career-defining moments such as the opportunity to spend time in one of our international locations in Asia, Africa, the US or London.


There are a few application steps to keep it fair for everyone applying but it’s not in our interest or yours to make it complicated!


  • Make Your Mark: You are not just a number. Here you can make an impact in a company big enough to make your mark and small enough to make it yours.
  • Career Kickstarting Moments: Opportunity to explore and work with different business areas. We’ll explore exactly ‘where’ with you during the joining process.
  • Accelerate Your Development: This immersion into our company will accelerate your development, your skills and your network! By working in multiple parts of our business and getting involved in our key transformation projects or initiatives, you will definitely ‘grow what you know’ during your time with us!
  • Be Future Ready: We need and want diverse and different voices. Whilst gaining valuable career experience, your unique skills, experiences and diverse perspectives will help us be future ready as we focus on building brands for life.


  • Learning and Development: Placements include targeted development touchpoints and career sponsorship, in addition to what you learn on the job.
  • Flexible Working: In addition to your annual leave, we offer hybrid working’ – typically 3-4 days in the office and 1-2-days working from home, flexing around the requirements of your role and the part of the business you are working in.
  • Wellbeing and Health: We have numerous ways to support you including a free, on-site gym and fitness classes at our HQ by Manchester Airport and a staff group dedicated to helping us be a great place to work.
  • Free and discounted PZ products and other fun, local initiatives depending on the role!

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