Kuehne + Nagel - Graduate Programme – Finance

Salary: £25,000 plus benefits plus Bonus
Location: Nationwide
Start date: Sep-2017
Sectors: Accounting, Finance

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 CIMA 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.


Our front line business units depend on the expert advice and support of a wide range of corporate functions and these specialist teams help us to serve our customers and drive the business forward. 

Our Finance team provide the financial framework which controls and supports business development, growth, profitability and transparency across the Company’s operations. The two year graduate programme will provide rotations around the central finance teams and experience with our local finance controlling teams in Contract Logistics and International Freight Forwarding. 

Our graduates develop a comprehensive understanding of the Finance function, building skills, both financial and softer skills such as team work, time management and customer relationship management. You’re not just sat at a computer screen detached from the physical reality behind the numbers. We’re an operational business so if you want to see the impact your work has on the service we provide to our customers then this is a great place to be.

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

Candidates must have strong numeracy skills and experience of handling large amounts of data in spreadsheet applications. Strong interpersonal skills are also required.

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 Centre for the Finance programme will take place on 22nd Nov 2016 and will be held in Birmingham. This is the only assessment date we will be running this year for Finance so please do keep it free in your diary in case you are progressed to the final stage of recruitment.