Undergraduate Placement Scheme September 2020

Castle Donington, England, Vereinigtes Königreich DHL Express req85243 08/11/2019
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DHL are looking for students on their placement year to join its fast paced, rapidly growing Aviation division at our sites at East Midlands Airport or London Heathrow.

In these roles, DHL Aviation (UK) Ltd wants to develop and invest in their future talent by giving real responsibility and challenges. Our placement students are empowered to take initiative, network across the business and to achieve high impact results that really make a difference to our business and customers.

DHL Company Information

DHL is the most international company in the world, with a global network in over 220 countries and territories across the globe, and a workforce exceeding 500,000 employees serving 2.8 million customers worldwide. Our partnerships include Manchester United FC, Formula 1, and Fashion week.

DHL Aviation (UK) Ltd. manages the import, export and transport of freight by air, by utilising capacity on both the DHL owned aircraft and also through space purchased on commercial airlines.

The Opportunity

We are looking for undergraduate students in their placement year, who have a can do attitude, passionto succeed and are capable of quickly learning on the job. You will be given real tasks and responsibilities from the outset and will be well supported by peers and senior management within the organisation.

We have placements based in our Operations department, Customs teams or working in one of our many support functions. Throughout the duration of the placement year there may also be opportunities to experience other departments.

Within Operations you should expect to be working on the ground, in the live operation or operational support departments. You could expect to be responsible for a specific area or project, with previous examples including reviewing shift patterns across our operations department, to ensure we have adequate resources to enable freight to be sorted, loaded onto aircraft and that the aircraft depart on time and to schedule.

Our commercial roles opportunities are a broad range of different environments from a company and customer involvement, such as our Customs department, Air Capacity Sales and Carriers & Linehaul.

When placement students join our programmes we understand that you want to learn – and we are looking for people who have a thirst for developing themselves. To support the ‘on the job’ training you will get in your placements, we have designed a training & development programme which will give you the skills & tools you need to succeed during the programme and beyond.

Those who are successful and perform to a high standard through their placement year will be considered for a place on our Graduate Scheme to commence in September 2021.

Person Requirements

At this point in time we are interested in second year students looking for a placement starting in September 2020. Opportunities will be based at East Midlands Airport (EMA) and London Heathrow Airport (LHR), please state on your application if you have a preferred location.

DHL Aviation are looking for candidates who have a passion for the logistics industry, and can demonstrate how they work at speed, and with a can-do attitude, to support our business in getting it right 1st time for the customer.

Minimum Criteria

Applicants must be in their Placement year of their undergraduate degree.


·Must be able to work under own initiative with minimal supervision

·Flexible approach to working hours (i.e., nights and days)

·Customer centric approach to work

·Excellent PC software skills

·Excellent interpersonal & communication skills

If you are interested in starting your career at DHL Aviation please send your CV and covering letter to dhlcareers@dhl.com.

Closing Date: Wednesday 8th January 2019

Please confirm that you hold an EU passport when applying or if you have the relevant work permits for the UK.

If your application is shortlisted from the initial screening phase, the next stage will be to complete a video interview, which will be sent across via email.

Assessment Centers will be held in February 2020.

If you have not heard back by 15th January 2019, please assume that you have not been successful in your application process.

Zahlen und Fakten

  • Arbeitszeiten

    Monday to Sunday - flexibility (days/nights patterns)

  • Geschäftsbereich

    DHL Aviation UK

  • Beschäftigungsart


  • Arbeitserlaubnis erforderlich


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