Nurturing Our People

Applegreen Graduate Programme

As a business, we are embarking on an exciting and ambitious growth phrase
and launching our mission to become leaders in future fuels and electric vehicles.
Our graduate programme is a key strategic people priority for the business.

At Applegreen, we offer two graduate programmes

  • The retail graduate programme is a two-year cross functional programme where graduates will have the opportunity to work in functions such as Operations, Marketing, Trading, Digital and more. Graduates will complete a site rotation to gain hands on experience and will have the opportunity for an international placement in their final year.
  • The accounting & finance graduate programme is a three-year programme where graduates will have the opportunity to rotate between different finance functions such as Management Accounting, Commercial Finance, Treasury, Financial Planning and Analysis, Taxation and Consolidation & Reporting. Graduates will receive full exam sponsorship, learning support through a tuition provider and study leave for exams.

Our bespoke Applegreen Graduate Academy offers a fantastic compilation of training to develop our graduates into future business leaders. In addition to this, our central calendar of events provides an excellent opportunity for graduates to network, build relationships and gain insight into the wider business


One of the first things I noticed about Applegreen was the entrepreneurial spirit that permeates through the business and can be seen in the pace, passion and performance of how we work here. Since joining the programme, I have had the opportunity to work on so many exciting projects across the marketing, HR and Trading departments. When we say we are a “fast-paced, dynamic team” we aren’t lying. The collaboration between departments and the cross functional way of working helped expose me to different people in the business enabling me to build the network and experience that everyone hopes for at the early stages of their career.

_ Emma Clarke

“What I enjoyed most about my rotations was the high level of responsibility and involvement I had early on in my role. During my time with the Marketing function, I was involved in a wide range of activities from organising PR for a new site opening to managing the 12 Days of Christmas social campaign. As part of my rotation with the Group HR function, I was fully immersed in a number of key initiatives such as the design and roll out of the wellbeing pillars, a first for Applegreen and one of the key people priorities for the business. These expectations are invaluable, and I know they will stand to me throughout my career.”

_ Jen O’Dwyer

“During my time on the Mergers and Acquisitions team I had a high level of responsibility straight away. Being part of such a busy and dynamic function during a rapid growth phase for the business was fantastic. I had exposure to lots of different activities such as carrying out market research in geographic markets that held potential for expansion. I also got to be part of the review and decision-making process for franchise partners in the US which was really exciting and something I enjoyed a lot. It’s brilliant to see those decisions come to life in our stores!”.

_ Rishi Dodeja