Graduates and internships

Each year, Connect Group takes on a select cohort of graduates, giving them a chance to experience different aspects of the company over an 18-month period.

At the end of it, they have the opportunity of a permanent position in one of our businesses, with all the rewards and benefits that brings.

Smiths News plays an important part in the graduate scheme, by providing candidates with a diverse mix of training opportunities, in every part of our complex operation.

I saw the scheme as a fantastic opportunity to experience all aspects of working for a large company. There seemed to be a real investment in the development of previous graduates on the scheme.”

Chloe Richards

Project Office Executive

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During the scheme, Chloe has been involved in a wide range of projects from creating an online new starter process for Instore to supporting Bertrams' acquisition of Erasmus.

She gained a first class honours degree in Interior Architecture at Cardiff University and, having just completed the graduate scheme.

Chloe has now joined the New Business Development Project Office for Smiths News.

For more information on the Graduate Scheme go to


Our internship programme offers students and graduates the opportunity to spend between three and 12 months at one of our UK locations. Not only is an internship a great chance to immerse yourself in our culture but it will provide you with invaluable operational and commercial experience that will stand you in good stead for your future career.


Novus Trust

Smiths News is a proud sponsor of the Novus Trust, which offers students the opportunity to study for an honours degree in Supply Chain and Logistics, designed to attract and develop new talent to meet the future needs of the supply chain industry.