You’ll go far

This is just the beginning. As part of the team, your development is important to us. We’ll give you regular performance reviews to help you build on your existing skills and develop new ones too.


At Clipper, we invest in training at every level.

Our externally accredited Aspire scheme is aimed at current or potential Team Leaders, Supervisors, Shift and Operations Managers, to support you into becoming First Line Managers. Through a structured 18-month programme, you will achieve Team Leader qualifications along the way.

Emerging Leaders

Emerging leaders come from all corners of Team Clipper. Our 18-month Emerging Leaders programme is for First Line Managers who would like to develop their management and leadership skills.

To help you progress to the next level of management within the business, we bring talented managers together from across our hubs, to network and learn from recognised and accredited trainers. Whatever your area, from warehouse and transport to finance and IT, you will be fully supported with mentoring and coaching from senior managers.

At the end of the programme, you will gain an industry-recognised qualification in leadership and management from the Institute of Leadership and Management.

Agile Leaders

If you are already an experienced manager, our Agile Leaders programme will develop your leadership skills across Team Clipper to help you progress into a senior management role.

To hone your leadership skills, you will join other managers from the team on an 18-month programme and gain an industry-recognised qualification in leadership, accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management.


At Team Clipper, team building is vital to our operations.

Accelerate, tailored to strategery and leadership, supports our site leadership teams to understand their communication preferences to improve communication and fine-tune strategic plans to drive the business forward.

Technical Training – Revolve

As Team Clipper, we invest in our team. Revolve, our in-house technical training programme, will develop you in your role and support you in your career.

If you have the drive and ambition, Revolve will prepare you to become a professional LGV driver. The 13-month programme will cover all aspects of LGV C licensing and how to be a drivers’ mate, with coaching to become a confident and successful driver in our team. You’ll also be trained in Driver First Assist, a scheme that teaches you how to handle trauma in the event of a road collision.

At the end of your course, you will have the following training and qualifications:

  • Category C (Rigid) driving licence or Category C+E (Artic) driving licence
  • Initial Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC)
  • Maths and English Level 1 and/or Level 2 Functional Skills
  • A 10-year DCPC qualification, including the Driver First Assist, basic vehicle maintenance and more.

Degrees – Undergraduate and Masters

To develop our managers and leaders of the future, we run a range of early talent schemes:


We have partnered with Sheffield Hallam University, one of the leading higher degree apprenticeship providers in the country, to create our fully funded, industry-leading Degree Apprenticeship in BA (Hons) Professional Practice in Supply Chain.

The scheme helps us give our early talent real business experience while learning hands-on in the workplace. Over three-and-a-half years, you will learn the fundamentals of day-to-day activity in your designated skill area and receive monthly reviews to progress you further.

You will be a fully immersed member of the team and gain first-hand experience at every step.

Year 1

In your first year, you’ll get to grips with how Team Clipper operates, moving between teams to see the whole picture for yourself.

Year 2

In year two, you will take your first steps on the management ladder, operating as a Champion with real responsibilities.

Year 3

In your third year, you will step up to become a Team Leader responsible for your own team while completing your degree.


Our graduate roles offer you support and development to progress in Team Clipper. Our Clipper Graduate programme will develop your technical and leadership capability. In a range of areas, including business, operations, finance and IT, you will be immersed in day-to-day activities from day one.

Supported by a personal mentor, you’ll also have the chance to gain in-depth leadership and management knowledge. And after six months, you’ll be enrolled on the Institute of Leadership Management (ILM) Level 3 programme.

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To keep you progressing, we offer sponsorship to complete either the MBA or MA in Leadership Practice at Sheffield Hallam University.