Graduate scheme


The DHL Project Management Graduate Programme provides exciting placement opportunities for graduates to experience working on and managing medium to large projects, in line with DHL project management methodology to achieve real, successful delivery. Graduates are empowered to take the initiative, to get involved and achieve high-impact results that make a difference to our business, customers, and the environment.

During the programme, you'll manage the overall planning, status reporting, stability and project delivery of live projects - developing detailed plans, schedules, estimates, resourcing and status reports in order to maintain DHL customer satisfaction. You will be trained to obtain feedback from key stakeholders and provide accurate reporting at critical milestones and manage stakeholder relationships. More important than technical knowledge, we are looking for people who have a real passion for Project Management and engaging with our customers to develop innovative solutions. Are you are looking to become commercially aware, analytical, thrive on challenges and take a proactive approach in a fast-paced environment?

What the programme looks like:

  • 36 month structured programme (Multiple placements based on live projects)
  • Early responsibility and fast progression
  • Regular performance feedback and personal development planning
  • Support towards the professional Project Management qualifications
  • Contribute to DHL's sustainability 2050 mission of zero emissions
  • Give back to your community through DHL's Foundation by helping achieve the vision to end youth unemployment
  • All placements are within our UK business and home based with occasional travel

Entry Requirements:

  • You do not require a project delivery background, but you must have an interest in the discipline
  • Passion for providing an excellent service to our customers, with innovative ideas and practical solutions
  • Must hold a valid UK driving license at the start of the programme or be self-reliant to travel to multiple sites when required
  • Eligibility to work in the UK for the full duration of the programme
  • Must be fluent in English
  • No minimum degree grade required

What will you get in return?

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

We want graduates to build their careers and fast track into management. Graduates are able to 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 the programme you will transition into the Alumni community to continue the growth of your career.

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