DHL Express Apprenticeships Overview

​​​​​​​At DHL Express we recognise the importance of nurturing our next generation of talent and in order to support this we offer a variety of apprenticeship programmes within functions such as HR, IT, Finance or Customer Services. 
Alongside completing the apprenticeship programme, our apprentices benefit from gaining real life work experience throughout the duration of their course along with excellent career progression opportunities following programme completion. 
Our apprenticeship programmes range from 2 – 4 years, dependant on the level you are undertaking, during this period you are supported every step of the way by managers, mentors, colleagues.
What does the training look like?
Most of the training is vocational and as such will be delivered in the workplace, ensuring you will learn the skills you need to do the job well. The rest of the training is given by a Learning provider/college in partnership with DHL, either at the workplace, off-site (perhaps at college) or via e-learning platforms.
The training is specifically tailored to ensure your personal goals are met and DHL develop the skills we need, giving apprentices a real advantage in our workplace. This means that apprentices not only have better long term salary prospects, but they also have excellent progression opportunities, whether looking to study further or develop their careers within DHL.

How will an apprenticeship programme support my future career path?

Gain access to training and development opportunities to support your ongoing career path

Build your professional network


Dedicated support network of managers, mentors and training professionals to support you help you reach your full potential
Gain experience working in a fast pace, Global organisation​

Why should I join a DHL Express apprenticeship programme?

With our global network of Certified International Specialist, DHL Express can offer you excellent career development opportunities, both within the UK and internationally
DHL Express is recognized as the Worlds Best Workplace, recognising the excellent employee recognition and wellbeing initiatives that we have in place
Excellent rates of pay along with exclusive retail discounts
Access to tickets and events at some of the UK best sports and music venues 

Eligibility requirements​

  • Passionate and motivated to start a career in the logistics industry
  • Ambitious and determined
  • Confident communicator
  • A can-do attitude with the desire to succeed
  • Good planning and organizational skills
  • Flexible in approach to working styles, shifts, and roles
  • Sensitive to diverse working teams and environments
  • Fluent in English
  • Eligibility to work in the UK for the duration of the programme 


What to do next?
If you think an Apprenticeship could be right for you, please apply for one of the roles outlined below, or send us an email at:

You can find out more about apprenticeships by visiting the government website:

What are apprentices say​​​​​​​

Yossi Lubaton

“From day one, I loved every minute of my apprenticeship. I gained lots of new skills that I don’t believe I could have gained anywhere else”
Jess Hoad
Vetting Advisor/HR
Yossi Lubaton
“DHL is so supportive of those who are looking to grow both personally and professionally. Now nearly 8 years on I have the job I was inspired by when I first joined the company"
Harper Cawdell-Coe Learning and Development Specialist/HR
Yossi Lubaton
“I would recommend the apprenticeship program as they combine on-the-job training with studying, increasing real-life experience, learning from talent colleagues and becoming qualified with a recognized qualification”
Matt Watts Global CIS Coordinator

FAQs on the programme