Future Leaders Graduate Programme - Manufacturing Logistics - 2024

  • DHL Supply Chain
  • Various Locations

In Manufacturing Logistics, it's exactly what you'd think - they provide logistics and supply chain solutions to manufacturing companies across various industries. This includes managing inbound logistics (such as transportation of raw materials from suppliers), inventory management, warehousing & distribution, order fulfilment services among others, ensuring that they have the right materials, parts and products at the right time and in the right place.

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  • Wages
    £29,000 p/a
  • Hours
    40.00 per week
  • Date Posted
  • Start Date
  • Approx. Duration
    2 years

  • Location
    Various Locations
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Manufacturing & Maintenance
  • Opportunity Type
    Graduate Scheme
  • Employer
    DHL Supply Chain

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• Help pave the way to enhance customer and employee experiences and improve operational performance.

To coordinate and provide support in the running of a safe and efficient operation.

Prepare and execute the shift handover with coordinators of next shift.

Conduct pre-shift meetings, communicating site performance indicators and improvement actions.

Individual and team management to include monitoring team and individual performance against KPIs.

Participate in Projects within site.

Get involved with and support Continuous Improvement.

Learning the end-to-end processes at your placement site.

Participate and engage in CSR activities.

During your time on the programme, you will progress to manage people and relationships with Customers and Stakeholders.

Contribute to site development and lead projects.

Understand the importance of quality and compliance within the core processes that we execute across the business unit.

Throughout the course of the placement, you will be given the skills, knowledge, and experience to equip you to manage real life situations within a global, lead logistics company.


24 -month structured Programme (2 x 12-month placements)

Placements will be based at a minimum of 2 sites across the 2-year programme

Completion of Operation Departmental ILM Manager Level 5 Qualification (alongside our internal Certified Supervisory training)

Based in Warehouse or Transport Operations

Early accountability and fast progression

Experience of working within diverse sites and environments

Regular performance feedback and personal growth planning through a structured learning plan.

Contribute to DHL's sustainability 2050 mission of zero emissions.

The opportunity to network with the wider graduate and apprentice population.

Give back to the community through DHL's Foundation by helping achieve the vision to end youth unemployment

Want to know more? Join DHL for a live Insights session where you can hear more about the Manufacturing Logistics Business Unit, meet the graduates and ask any more questions you have.

Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dhl-supply-chain-future-leader-graduate-meet-manufacturing-logistics-tickets-745172138927

For more information about this vacancy please contact GetMyFirstJob Recruitment on opportunities@getmyfirstjob.co.uk (Ref ID: 241709)

Company website : https://careers.dhl.com/global/en/dsc-graduates

Fully mobile to relocate within the UK (graduates are required to relocate every 12 months for their placements whilst on the programme).

Must hold a valid UK driving license or be self-reliant to travel to multiple sites when required.

Eligibility to work in the UK (DHL does not offer visa sponsorships)

Must be fluent in English.

No minimum degree grade.

As part of the Operation Departmental ILM Manager Level 5 Qualification, you must have lived in the UK or European Economic Area (EEA) for the last 3 consecutive years as it is a government funded apprenticeship programme.

DHL's UK nationwide Future Leaders Programme is all about developing Senior Leaders of the future in their operations. By working in the warehousing and transport operations they will give you the skills and experience you need to fast track your way through DHL. From day one, you'll take on real responsibility with a supportive culture that helps you get the most out of your time as a graduate, whilst building on your people and stakeholder management skills and becoming an expert in all things Operations.

Logistics is more than getting the product from A to B. At DHL Supply Chain they combine management and value-added services with our customised, integrated logistics solutions which drives resilience, efficiency, improves quality and creates competitive advantage.

The Graduate programme in Manufacturing Logistics focuses on delivering a holistic experience of the supply chain from the ground up, to help prepare Graduates for a strong management career, understanding the operation in different areas, how to get the most from the team and how to deliver an exceptional service to our customers. DHL believe this creates managers with all-round experience and enabling them to be adaptable and resilient.

A desire to be a People Manager and to guide teams of people through the day-to-day business

Do not need to have completed a degree in an associated area (I.e. Supply Chain Management)

A desire to work with others in a team environment and a willingness to learn

DHL want graduates to build their careers and fast track into management. Graduates can contribute their ideas to influence the success of our business and be a part of an organization that makes an impact to society as well as to the world of logistics. After your programme you will transition into the Alumni community to continue the growth of your career

As part of a growing DHL population, you'll receive access to a variety of excellent benefits including 25 days holiday, pension scheme, medical cover, childcare vouchers, retail discounts, mental health support, and private GP services. As a Graduate your salary will increase throughout the programme, and you will be included in the annual bonus scheme.

DHL want everyone to be their true selves in the workplace. They are committed to ensuring people feel like they can contribute and that they belong. They primarily focus on 6 key pillars, Ability, Ethnic and National origin, Religion, Gender, LGBTQ+ and Generations and in the UKI we are committed to focus on Educating, Supporting and Celebrating diversity! 

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