Placement Student
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Placement Student

DHL Aviation (UK) Ltd
Competitive salary
East Midlands · London
Time left to apply
9 days to apply on Prospects

Job description

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 & 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.

Our commercial roles opportunities are a broad range of different environments from a company and customer involvement. As a placement student you will benefit from working within a variety of the business sector, which will including working with a global high profile sector of the business.

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

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. Included in our partnerships are, Manchester United FC, Formula One, Fashion week and local Premiership Winners Leicester City FC. It has been recognised through various awards to offer one of the best opportunities for those looking for an international career. Successful candidates can expect to quickly gain opportunities to work and live abroad and we actively look for those that are keen to do so. This is not a short term program but a career opportunity.

The principal function of DHL Aviation (UK) Ltd is the strategic arm of DHL Express, by facilitating the import, export and transhipment of consignments by air. This is done by managing capacity on both the DHL network aircraft and through space purchased on commercial airlines.

DHL Aviation (UK) Ltd manage Hub and Gateway operations and customs clearance, maximising both the efficient processing and transfer of shipments between country and regional networks.

We also locally represent the DHL airline, ensuring effective implementation and execution of Network Global and Regional policies and objectives within the UK HUBs and Gateways network.

Person requirements

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. Opportunities will be based at East Midlands Airport (EMA) and London Heathrow Airport (LHR).

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.


  • 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

Qualifications and experience requirements

Applicants must be in their placement year of a logistics, accounting/finance, business/management, or built environment, property/real estate related degree. Other degrees will be considered.

Accepted degree subjects

business and management studies · accounting and finance


Competitive salary

Annual bonus up to 5% (depending on company performance), pension scheme with up to 5% company contribution


East Midlands · London

East Midlands Airport, London Heathrow Airpoort

Contract and working hours

Fixed term · Full-time

How to apply

Number of vacancies: 10

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 Centres will be held in February 2018.

If you have not heard from us by 12 January 2018, please assume that you have not been successful in your application process.

Closing date: 22/12/2017

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 22/12/2017

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