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About the job in aircraft handling

For Eric, working with airplanes has always been a great desire. Since 2020, he has been part of the DHL family. Together with the team, he is responsible for loading and unloading cargo aircraft on the apron.

In our interview, Eric talks about his job – What plans does he have for the future and what does working on the apron entail? 

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What happens in the sorting area?

Ejiro is an operations agent at DHL Hub Leipzig and is responsible for unloading or reloading freight shipments into unit load devices. She has been part of the team since 2014 and appreciates the teamwork with her colleagues. 

In our interview, Ejiro talks about her job – What was her career path like and what is special about the work for her?

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Customs clearance at the DHL Hub in Leipzig

Sebastian works in the customs department – our customs clearance division, which is responsible for processing import, export and transit shipments. All customs-related processes are handled immediately to ensure on-time delivery to the customer.

In the video, Sebastian explains what it is like to work in customs and how he became a shift supervisor through a career change.

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Within Reach

Whether by bike, S-Bahn or car, many roads lead to DHL Hub Leipzig. Our employees are offered a subsidized job ticket from the Mitteldeutscher Verkehrsverbund (MDV). Our location is directly connected to the public transport network. With the free DHL bus transfer from the Schkeuditz S-Bahn stop to the hub and back, our employees can easily reach the workplace.

For the more athletic colleagues, there is the possibility to lease a job bike. For those who prefer to travel by car, there are plenty of free parking spaces available.

Certified Top Employer

The DHL Hub at Leipzig/Halle Airport is not only a unique and exciting place to work. As part of the DHL Express family, we have been an award-winning employer for over five years. Top Employers® Institute and Great Place to Work® certify the workplace culture of various companies every year and distinguish particularly excellent employers for their performance.

To support and encourage our employees, we are continuously working on new projects and initiatives. The effort to integrate deaf applicants into the workforce is a key example of this, for which the Hub received an inclusion award in 2020.

Development & Advancement Opportunities

For your start at the company, there is an extensive onboarding process. Continuous trainings accompany your career at the DHL Hub. Through continuous training our employees are able to actively work on their personal development.
The pursuit of a vocational qualification or a certificate of proficiency in the field of logistics is also encouraged. There are a wide variety of opportunities for advancement as well as possibilities to discover other occupational fields.

Employee Events

With more than 7,000 employees, we are a strong team. As a thank you and as a celebration of our shared success, all employees and their families are invited once a year to a large employee event, for example at the BELANTIS amusement park.

The Christmas market, health and safety weeks and participation in regional and international sporting events are part of the many highlights at DHL Hub Leipzig. Information and employee events regularly provide our employees with news and strengthen our team spirit.

Our Health Management

To ease the operational workload, our employees are equipped with high-quality work attire and innovative support systems are integrated at the workplace. In the terminals, for example, various technical aids are installed to make it easier to lift packages or pull cargo containers. 

Our health management cares for the well-being of our employees. Our employees are cared for by a team of company physicians and have access to a wide range of preventive health services. These include flu vaccinations, massage offers and sports courses. Memberships in a gym are also subsidized to encourage the physical health of our employees.

Social Engagement

Together with our long-standing cooperation partners such as the 'Delitzscher Tafel', the Schkeuditz youth club 'Neue Welle', the association 'Internationale Frauen Leipzig e.V.' or 'brotZeit e.V.', we help exactly where it is needed.

As part of Global Volunteer Day, the name given to employee volunteering at the DHL Group, numerous colleagues regularly volunteer, organize adventure days for children or support at social institutions. In close partnership with the state-owned company Sachsenforst, employees from DHL Hub Leipzig have planted more than 15,000 trees to date, erected wildlife fences or tended forests.


The Hub in Leipzig is the world's largest air freight hub in the network of DHL Express. After sunset, the DHL hub at Leipzig/Halle Airport awakes. Every night, well-rehearsed teams take responsibility for hundreds of tons of freight. They all work hand-in-hand to unload, sort and reload the freight in the shortest time possible. To tackle our challenge every night, we are looking for helping hands.

As a unique workplace and reliable employer, we offer a wide range of jobs, exciting trainee programs and plenty of opportunities for a career change to enter the fascinating world of logistics and aviation.
Would you like to keep up to date with news from the DHL Hub Leipzig or find out more about the history and development of the company? Then feel free to visit our Leipzig hub website outside the career pages.
For job opportunities at European Air Transport Leipzig, click here.


If you have any questions about our job and vocational training opportunities or the application process, you can simply give us a call or send us an email
Your DHL Recruiting-Team
+49 341 4499 6789
DHL Hub Leipzig GmbH
HR Recruiting
Hermann-Köhl-Str. 1
04435 Schkeuditz
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