Slimming World launches first-ever graduate scheme

Leading weight-management organisation Slimming World is launching its first-ever graduate programme.

The company, whose head office is based in Alfreton, Derbyshire, is currently recruiting for four graduates to join its innovative Technology department as part of the programme which is due to begin in September 2021.

The two-year programme is the perfect career opportunity for graduates with passion for technology and a genuine interest in the health industry.

Slimming World supports its members to lose weight in its groups across the UK and Ireland and online via its digital programme. The organisation is committed to providing the most up-to-date technology for its self-employed Consultants, who run its groups, and the very best tools to support members’ weight-loss journeys. And during the past year, the Technology team have developed a brand-new virtual service to enable Consultants to continue to support their members and earn a living during lockdown, and released Slimming World’s first-ever barcode scanner.

Slimming World’s Senior HR Advisor Kerry Baker says: ‘We’re really excited to launch our first graduate scheme. We know just how challenging the last year has been for so many people – and with many businesses affected, now more than ever we’re delighted to offer this fantastic opportunity to graduates starting out in their career.

“Our growing technology and digital business teams have been working incredibly hard to provide the same excellent support and most up-to-date technology for our Consultants so that they can continue to run their groups during this difficult time. And while so much has changed at our head office with many teams working remotely for now, their team spirit, dedication and commitment to help one another, and support for our Consultants and members has remained the same. We’re thrilled to welcome more enthusiastic and talented individuals, with a passion for technology, to join our teams through our new graduate programme or through further recruitment drives planned for this year.”

For more information about Slimming World’s Technology Graduate Programme and all current vacancies visit careers.slimmingworld.co.uk

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About Slimming World

Slimming World was founded by Margaret Miles-Bramwell (OBE, FRSA) in 1969. Members join local weekly groups or an online programme. Groups are run by a network of community-based Slimming World Consultants across the UK and Republic of Ireland. Consultants are trained in the role of diet and physical activity in weight management, as well as recognised behaviour-change techniques. Slimming World’s healthy eating plan, Food Optimising, is based on the science of energy density and satiety. Our phased activity programme, Body Magic, eases members into activity until it becomes an intrinsic part of their daily routine. Slimming World’s programme integrates practical, up-to-date advice with a highly-developed support system based on care and compassion, and Consultant training focuses on facilitating, encouraging and empowering members to make changes in a supportive, warm and friendly group environment. Consultant training is delivered through the Slimming World Academy. Slimming World also invests in a comprehensive research programme to develop its support for long-term weight management. The group support provided by Slimming World is recognised as effective by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and the NHS.

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