Kuehne + Nagel - Graduate Programme – Contract Logistics

Salary: £25,000 plus benefits plus Bonus
Location: Nationwide
Start date: Sep-2017
Sectors: Distribution & Logistics, Management

UK Programme – National rotations


Over our 125 year history, Kuehne + Nagel has evolved from a traditional international freight forwarder to a leading global provider of innovative and fully integrated supply chain solutions, with a global team of over 68,000 people working in more than 120 countries.

If it needs transporting, we can take it. Safely, securely and on time. Whatever it is. Whoever it’s for. Wherever and whenever they need it. To do that we use the best equipment, the latest systems and employ the most talented people. People like you. 

Graduate Programme 

Our Graduate Programme is a structured two year development programme offering talented individuals the opportunity to build valuable operational and commercial skills in a fast-moving global logistics environment. 

Starting in September 2017 the programme beings with induction and our graduates enjoy a warm welcome to the business and immediately start to build their professional network. 

Each of our programmes consists of rotational business placements to ensure breadth and depth of learning and experience over the two year programme. On the job learning is complemented by dedicated graduate development workshops and further professional development through sponsorship of your CILT qualification. In addition, all graduates are part of our trainee network hub and are supported by dedicated Graduate sponsors and buddies from across the business.

Contract Logistics

With more than seven million square metres of warehouse and logistics space across 65 countries, Kuehne and Nagel is one of the world’s leading contract logistics service providers. Our UK team covers four key vertical sectors – Technology, Consumer & Retail, Drinks and Defence Logistics; and we’re looking for graduates whose energy and fresh ideas will help us to keep delivering bigger and better solutions to our customers.

As a graduate in Contract Logistics you’ll be supporting some of our largest contracts, building up your technical and business skills on rotational placements experiencing Inventory Management, Warehouse Operations and Transport Operations. In addition to experiencing placements within our core operations, we’ll also look to broaden your skills with possible placements in our Sales, Solutions, Project Management or Integrated Logistics teams.

Our graduates in Contract Logistics are given real responsibility from Day One and get involved in people management, continuous improvement projects, working directly with the customer and interacting with colleagues at all levels from the warehouse & transport operations up to senior management. It’s a fast paced logistics environment serving some of the most well known brands in the UK – making it an exciting and rewarding place to kick start your graduate career.

Candidate requirements

Candidates must have achieved (or expect to achieve) a 2:2 or higher in their degree, plus five GCSEs Grade A-C (including English & Maths) or equivalent.

This is a UK graduate programme with rotational placements across a variety of our sites so candidates must be fully mobile and open to rotations across the UK

We’re looking for candidates with strong interpersonal and problem solving skills.

A full UK driving licence and access to transport are also essential as you will be often travelling between site locations and development workshops. 

In return you’ll receive a salary of £25,000 per annum, a welcome bonus of £500 and a performance related pay review after 12 months.

If you’re ambitious, commercially-driven and eager to show what you can do, this is a great way to launch your career in logistics.

Closing date: 30th October 2016

Apply Here

The Assessment Centres for the Contract Logistics programme will take place on 29th & 30th Nov 2016 and will be held in Birmingham. These are the only assessment dates we will be running this year for Contract Logistics so please do keep them free in your diary in case you are progressed to the final stage of recruitment.