DHL Global Forwarding

DHL Global Forwarding 2022 graduate opportunities

Company Company Profile

DHL is the leading global brand in the logistics industry. DHL's family of divisions offers an unrivalled portfolio of logistics services ranging from national and international parcel delivery, international express, road, air and ocean transport to industrial supply chain management. With about 340,000 employees in over 220 countries and territories worldwide, it connects people and businesses securely and reliably, enabling global trade flows. With specialised solutions for growth markets and industries including ecommerce, technology, life sciences and healthcare, energy, automotive and retail, a proven commitment to corporate responsibility and an unrivalled presence in developing markets, DHL is decisively positioned as "The logistics company for the world".

The logistics industry is an exciting place to be. Everybody has a touch point with the industry on a daily basis. Think about what you're wearing today and what you had for breakfast, logistics has ensured that those particular products or services got to you on time, in the right condition and at the right price. Every day we add to our products and services, and start working with different customers. We are at the forefront of innovation in technology and leading the way in terms of customer service.

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Case Studies

  • Name: Sophie Stephens
  • Role: Supply Chain & Logistics Graduate Trainee
  • Joined: September 2014

Working for DHL means I get to be a part of the world's leading logistics company that gives me the opportunities for growth that I am looking for. It is structured into two year-long placements, providing hands-on experience in different sectors of the business. I enjoy the ever-changing environment in the warehouse, and constantly expanding my knowledge to deliver excellent customer service.

Training & Profiles

The roles and opportunities available with DHL are as diverse as the people who perform them. Many of our employees spend their careers in various roles working their way up through different departments and divisions (and sometimes different countries too). We think this says a lot about the sort of company we are and it's something of which we're exceptionally proud.

Our Graduate Programme has a number of different streams - including Supply Chain & Logistics, Finance, Business Technology and Human Resources. We also offer 1-year placements on our Industrial Placement Programme. Whichever stream you choose, you will have the opportunity to experience a range of different sectors & areas of the business, and have a development programme which focuses on your technical and people management skills.

We are looking for individuals who have the drive and enthusiasm to succeed in such a diverse industry. You must be able to demonstrate resilience to change and uncertainty, and be a confident communicator who is able to communicate with a variety of people. You must be open minded to any opportunities which arise and be flexible on location - that way you will truly get the most from the programme. You must have a passion for working with people; we are a people business and whatever stream you choose, you will be managing or working with people and have a role to play in getting the most out of them.


Starting salary - £25,000 to £26,000 dependent on stream.

Location - UK Nationwide

All of our graduates must be flexible on location - in order to get the most out of the placements available

Opportunities for travel - some roles will involve some UK travel so graduates must have a driving licence



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