Operations and Commercial Opportunities
graduate scheme

Operations and Commercial Opportunities

Job description

DHL, the most international company in the world is looking for graduates to join its fast paced, rapidly growing aviation division.

In these roles DHL Aviation (UK) Ltd wants to develop and invest in their future leaders giving real responsibility and challenges to encourage them to grow. They are empowered to take the initiative, actively get involved in different teams and achieving high impact results that really make a difference to our business and customers.

The opportunity
We are looking for candidates that have a can do attitude, passion to succeed and are capable of quickly learning on the job to develop into a management role. You will be given real tasks and responsibilities from the outset and will be well supported by peers and senior management within the UK and Ireland organisation.

The programme will either be operations or commercial based and will involve rotation between departments throughout the two years.

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 within the operation working on shift patterns to ensure material is sorted, loaded onto aircraft and that the aircraft depart on time and to schedule.

When graduates 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 and development programme which will give you the skills & tools you need to succeed during the programme and beyond.

What we are looking for

Candidates need to have the appropriate knowledge, ambition, and management potential to fulfil future management roles within its global network. At this point in time we are interested in final year students looking for full time employment from September 2018.
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.

You will have the willingness to travel between London Heathrow and the East Midlands Hub on a regular basis.


  • 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 and communication skills
  • Must hold full UK driver’s license


Applicants must have achieved or be undertaking the final year of a logistics, accounting/finance, business/management, or built environment, property/real estate related degree. Other degrees will be considered.

Accepted degree subjects


How to apply

If you are interested in starting your career at DHL Aviation please send your CV and covering letter via the Apply button.

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

Assessment Centers will be held in February 2019.

If you have not heard back by 4 February 2018, please assume that you have not been successful in your application process.

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 15/01/2019

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Closing date: 15/01/2019


Additional job details

LocationEast Midlands · London
Additional location informationOpportunities will be based at East Midlands Airport (EMA) and London Heathrow Airport (LHR).

Competitive salary

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