At Niagara we don’t just want to give people a job, we want them to grow their career which is why we offer our Niagara Cadetship Programme.

The 24 month programme follows a rotational system throughout the organisation to ensure you gain experience across the business allowing you to see first-hand the diversity of what we do, before selecting a career pathway that is right for you. We recognise that the success of our company depends on our people, and we are committed to creating a positive, innovative and productive work environment and bringing talented individuals up through the business will help us achieve this.

Week One

The first week will involve introducing you to our business - who we are and what we do. You will also be assigned a Cadetship Advisor who will be your mentor throughout the Programme and be there to provide support and advice if and when you need it.

Stage Two: The final rotation

After completing the first 18 months of the Cadetship Programme and working throughout the different divisions of the business, the next step is to consider what career pathway you might like to take. You will then spend the next six months working in a position that relates to this career choice, ensuring that you are happy in the career path and developing your skills and abilities in these areas.

Stage One: Rotation 1 - 3

The first 18 months of the Programme will be spent in the three different manufacturing divisions within Niagara where you will get to understand our business, the way we do things and the systems and processes we use. You will gain exposure and training in the different work areas giving you a broad understanding of what we do, how we do it and why we do it.

Every six months, you will rotate to the next division in the business which gives you the opportunity to see where you may have the potential to grow a career in the future, so that by the end of the 24 months programme you can select a career pathway that is right for you.

During the 18 months of Stage 1, you will also have the opportunity to complete an industry-specific qualification to increase your ongoing development. This is selected to best suit you, your interests and your skill set.

Stage Three: Training & development

Once you have successfully completed the programme, you will be ready to start growing your career and the next step is to look at what formal training, such as an apprenticeship, might be required. A clear and structured training & development plan will be designed in order to ensure you succeed in your career with us.

Support: Throughout the programme there will be ongoing conversations with both your Cadetship Advisor, the HR team and the different divisional managers. We want to provide you with the support and feedback required to ensure you learn, grow and develop to be the best you can be during the programme. To see what Career Pathways are available within Niagara, click the button below.


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