graduate job
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Graduate Management Trainee

Still recruiting throughout COVID‑19

Job description

It’s 2022. You don’t want to hear about the “exciting opportunity” that we have available for you to join our Graduate Programme, or that if you ‘want a challenge’ that this is the role for you. And you certainly don’t want a generic advert with no personality or insight into who DFDS are and what we stand for.

You want to hear about what you’ll be doing, your progression and development, our E.S.G. strategy, how you can contribute to our success and, of course, the pay and benefits. We’re also sure you’d like to hear from our current graduates about their experience and the real honest truth about our programme and the support available throughout their placements.

So…why logistics and shipping? Pretty much everything you touch and everything you eat has a supply chain involved. It’s either come on one of our lorries or been on one of our ships, without supply chains like ours, the world would stand still, this is why logistics and shipping is so important right across the globe. Not only do we carry eight million tonnes of cargo and 800,000 trailer units on our ships annually, but we also transport over six million passengers across our nine passenger routes, even the annual Christmas Tree for Trafalgar Square comes from Oslo to the UK on one of our ships! Pretty cool hey?

Our graduate programme consists of four, six-month placements across all areas of our business. The aim of our programme is to give you as much diverse experience as possible so you can not only learn different areas of our business, network with colleagues of all levels, you’ll be able to live and work somewhere away from home, all whilst getting paid and developing your career. You’ll have a dedicated mentor in the business as well as your choice from our structured learning programmes which will give you the necessary further academic qualifications to support your ongoing development on the job. We support you in identifying the best development for you, so whether this be in Project Management, Operations Management or a Master’s degree, we have options available for everyone.

We understand how important it is to feel part of a graduate programme so we regularly meet for development days and fun activities which will give you the opportunity to really grow as a graduate community within DFDS – we know that working hard and playing hard are a good mix!

What we are looking for

We’re not looking for someone with “hands-on” experience in this and 100 years’ experience in that (although we have been about for 155 years) We are looking for the future, now - those who will be leaders in our business, we are on the hunt for untapped talent and potential.

We’re expecting that you’ll either be fresh out of uni or you’re wanting a career change, we’re looking for graduates with a 2:1 hons or above in any discipline. Experience aside, what you will need to have is a good sense of humour, a passion for driving projects forward, the ability to look at things a bit differently and an attitude that says ‘I can achieve anything!’. With this we will ensure you succeed.

Accepted degree subjects


Additional job details

UK wide · Ireland
 · Internal and / or external

in year one, rising to £27,000 in year two

Contract, dates and working times


How to apply

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 1 June 2022

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Closing date:  1 June 2022

Expires13 days

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