UK Work Placement Program

Location: UK Nationwide
£17,000 per annum
Start: September 2019
Applications Open: 24th September 2018

We have a very exciting opportunity for undergraduates looking to complete a Work Placement as part of their university degree. Our Work Placement students experience a range of structured placements across a variety of DHL customer contracts and locations within the UK, which might include retail & consumer, life sciences & healthcare, automotive and our supply chain solutions sectors to name just a few.

Most of the learning occurs on the job, when our placement students are often faced with real life daily challenges and responsibility. All of our placements are hands-on roles which will develop work-related skills and offer huge potential for personal growth. It will give you a great insight into the business world and in particular the fast pace of the logistics industry.

What the placement looks like:

  • 12 month structured Program
  • Based in a warehouse / transport department / functional operational roles - learning about different areas of the operation
  • Early responsibility and fast progression
  • Experience of working within fast paced sites and environments
  • A framework of personal development modules – including Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Communication Skills and Personal Branding
  • Regular performance feedback and personal development planning
  • All placements are within our UK business

Entry Requirements:

  • Applicants must be studying a recognised sandwich undergraduate degree, with anticipated graduation date of summer 2020
  • Must be on track to achieve 2:2 or above in any discipline
  • Passion and motivation to start and develop a career within the Logistics & Supply Chain industry in the UK market post studies
  • Willing to take on responsibility from day one
  • Flexible in approach to working styles, shifts and roles
  • Must hold a valid UK driving licence at the start of the placement
  • Eligibility to work in the UK for the full duration of the placement
  • Must be fluent in English
  • Confident communicator - able to tailor communication style according to audience
  • Enthusiastic and open-minded in getting the most out of the placement
  • Sensitive to diverse working teams and environments

What will you get in return?

As part of a growing DHL population you will receive access to a variety of our excellent benefits which include 25 days holiday and retail discounts.

In return for your hard work we offer excellent career progression opportunities where you can acquire, use and continue developing your skills. Upon successful completion of the DHL Work Placement we will offer you a place on our Graduate Program.  

We want our Work Placement employees to build their careers with us and contribute their ideas to influence the success of our business; and give them the opportunity to be a part of an organization that makes a contribution to society as well as to the world of logistics.

What to do next?

We will be opening applications for our Graduate Programs on the 24th September 2018.

For any questions regarding our DHL Supply Chain Graduate Programs take a look at our FAQ page.
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