Kuehne + Nagel - Graduate Programme – International Freight Forwarding

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.

International Freight Forwarding

We have twelve International Freight Forwarding offices across the UK and our teams are passionate about delivering customer excellence, continually improving our services and building our market position. 

We have graduate programmes available in our Airfreight, Seafreight and Overland teams. 

Each programme provides the opportunity to develop a detailed understanding of global import and export operations, build operational and people management skills, and establish positive customer relationships.

Airfreight: We’re the world’s second largest airfreight forwarder working 24/7 on behalf of our customers, handling over 1.1 million tons of customer products annually. We work with some of the largest contracts across Pharmaceuticals, Aerospace and Perishables industries.

Seafreight: We’re the number one global seafreight operator and the UK is one of the cornerstones of our Global Sea Logistics product. We have a team of over 7500 seafreight specialists working across the world, providing highly flexible services through our partnerships with leading ocean carriers. 

Overland: We provide European road transport services to over 5,000 customers, delivering in excess of 1 million consignments annually. Our network and specialist solutions include International groupage, Specialist distributions for high tech & healthcare, Exhibition management and Hotel Logistics.

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 customer service skills, and enthusiasm and ideas to drive our business forward.

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

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The Assessment Centres for the International Freight Forwarding programmes will take place on 23rd Nov (Air), 24th Nov (Sea) and 28th Nov (Land), and will be held in Birmingham. These are the only assessment dates we will be running this year for International Freight Forwarding so please do keep the date free in your diary in case you are progressed to the final stage of recruitment.


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