Graduate Programme 2022 - South



As a Graduate, you’ll use your talents to create innovative solutions and shape the future across our UK business. Join a global network of passionate experts – backed by the latest technology, to develop your career to management level. The DGF UK Graduate programme places you in a variety of roles across our international Freight Forwarding business. Throughout the programme you will be empowered to learn on the job and deliver real results. We offer a supportive culture in a highly engaged workforce and provide investment in your training to ensure that you get the most out of your graduate programme.

Start Date: Mid-September

What the programme looks like:

24 month structured programme – including UK travel as required, including:

  • Rotational placements in key departments including Operations and Functions
  • Working on key business projects focused on continuous improvement, digitalisation and change management
  • Working with stations on their metrics, data analysis and systems innovations

Skills, Experience & Educational Qualifications required:

  • 2:1 or above degree classification (predicted or obtained at the time of application) in a related discipline including but not limited to; economics, business management, finance, logistics/supply chain related.
  • Interest in project management, IT / digitalization and data analysis
  • Strong interest and motivation to start and develop a career within the Freight Forwarding / Logistics industry in the UK market
  • Passion for providing an excellent service to our customers, with innovative ideas and practical solutions to continually improve the business
  • Fully mobile to travel within the UK
  • Must hold a valid UK driving license at the start of the program
  • Eligibility to work in the UK for the full duration of the program
  • Must be fluent in English
  • Enthusiastic and open-minded in getting the most out of the program with a ‘Can- Do’ attitude
  • Sensitive to diverse working teams and environments in order to manage change effectively
  • Confident communicator – able to tailor communication style according to the audience

What do we offer?

The programme will initially be a 24 month Fixed Term Contract (FTC), with the aim that our Graduates move into a permanent position within the business – subject to a suitable vacancy being available and in line with the selection process for the role.

What will you get in return?

  • Access to a variety of our excellent benefits, including 25 days holiday + Bank Holidays, pension scheme, life assurance and retail discounts
  • Early responsibility and fast progression
  • Experience of working within a fast paced environment
  • Regular performance feedback and personal development planning
  • Senior Management Team Mentor program
  • Competitive salary journey
  • You will be working for an accredited Top Employer and Great Place to Work®

Upon successful completion of the program we offer excellent career opportunities in a professional environment where you can acquire, use and continue developing your skills. Our aim for our graduates is to build your careers with DHL Global Forwarding UK, where you can contribute your ideas to influence the success of our business; and give you the opportunity to be a part of an organisation that makes a contribution to society as well as to the world of logistics.

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