UK Work Placement Programme

Location: UK Nationwide
£17,000 per annum
Start: September 2018
Applications Close: Friday 19th January


DHL Supply Chain is the global market leader in contract logistics, providing warehousing, managed transport and value-added services at every link in the supply chain for customers in a variety of industries. We also offer solutions for corporate information and communications management tailored precisely to the needs of our customers. Those customers range from everyday retail names like M&S, Primark and Morrisons to other larger brands such as Jaguar Land Rover, Virgin Trains and EasyJet.

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 working with customers in our consumer & life sciences, retail, automotive, specialist services and transport engineering, energy & chemicals sectors.

Most of the learning occurs on the job, when delegates 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!

What the placement looks like:
          • 12 month structured programme
          • 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-academia
          • 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 Supply Chain and Logistics Programme!!

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 organisation that makes a contribution to society as well as to the world of logistics.


Chloe Wittering is currently on her work placement with us. To read her full interview click here. 

Matt Kear has completed the work placement programme and is now in his first year on the Supply Chain & Logistics graduate programme. To watch his video on his experiences on the work placement and graduate programme click here. 

David McNicholas has completed the work placement programme and the graduate programme, he is now a Project Manager for DHL. To read his full interview click here.




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