Kuehne and Nagel
graduate scheme
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International Road Logistics Graduate Programme

Job description

A multi-faceted overland department seeks ambitious forward-thinkers

We are looking for two graduates to join Kuehne + Nagel on our International Road Logistics graduate programme in September 2020. This is a complex and fast-paced business so we are looking for individuals who can think on their feet, take initiative and find solutions that deliver the best customer service. This is a two year graduate programme, comprising of four business placements.

About the programme and what you will be doing

Our International Road Logistics graduate programme will give you the opportunity to explore a diverse division within KN, with over 5000 customers, a vast portfolio of products and 790 consignments a week across the UK and Europe.

The business placements will cover four key areas:

  • International / Domestic Operations – Derby (nine months)
  • Sales – Nottingham (three months)
  • Specialised Networks – Birmingham (six months)
  • Central Team – Derby (six months)

Your first placement is designed to give you a broad understanding of the fundamentals of how International Road Logistics operates. You will gain knowledge of the service offerings and operational departments, and get your first taste of people management where you will be asked to manage a small team of your own. Within your shorter Sales placement, you will gain a full understanding of how business is generated for the division and an insight into our FAM (Freight Account Manager) role. You will be making cold calls, processing orders, and managing established accounts.

For your Specialised Networks placement you will experience end-to-end supply chain services and work with some of our biggest customer brands, building on the skills you have developed to date and applying these to a specialist product such as pharmaceuticals or high value goods. Finally, the programme will be rounded off in the Central Team. During this placement you will gain exposure to the governance of overland operations and get involved in projects such as supporting business implementations.

Where might the International Road Logistics graduate programme take you?

Different career routes depend entirely on you as an individual and where your interests lie. Graduates from this programme will typically move into a role where they are managing a small team, further developing your people management skills as well as your analytical or technical skills. The types of roles that graduates usually move into include Service Engineers, Key Account Managers, and Specialist Operators.

What we are looking for

  • Eligibility to work in the UK
  • You must be able to relocate for business placements as stated
  • A full UK driving license (or will have one by September 2020)
  • Access to your own transpor

What kind of person will enjoy this role?

This is a complex and fast-paced environment, so individuals who enjoy challenge and problem-solving would thrive in this environment. You need to be able to work well with others, be confident to deal with customers and other third parties, but also have an eye for detail and organisation skills.


A 2:2 degree qualification (achieved or expected) and five GCSE’s Grade A-C including maths and English

Accepted degree subjects


Additional job details

UK wide

Starting salary £27,000 plus a £1000 welcome bonus + benefits (pension, healthcare, cashback & discount portal); sponsored professional qualification linked to programme

Contract, dates and working times
Fixed term


How to apply

An assessment centre will be held on 3 December 2019.

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 27 October 2019

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Closing date:  27 October 2019

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