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AT DHL we use Apprenticeship Programmes to recruit, train and support our Leaders of the Future. Within the fast-paced, ever-changing supply chain industry we need to make sure we stay ahead of the game, and our Apprentices play a crucial role in this.

Whether you want to be managing one of our many warehouses across the country, coordinating some of our 15000+ vehicles, be the finance brain behind the numbers, or pushing our digitalisation agenda by working with data.

We work with professional learning providers who are experts in their field and you will be fully supported to achieve your apprenticeship and become a subject matter expert in your field of expertise.

Our Programmes

Degree Apprenticeship
Our Supply Chain Leadership Professional Degree Apprenticeship has been designed to grow our Supply Chain Leaders of the future and provides experience across both warehousing and transport roles during the 4 year programme. The programme will support you to successfully manage people, projects, operations and services, and we will be looking to you to become DHL’s Site Leaders of the future.

2 x 24 Month placements
Supply Chain Warehouse
Our  many  warehouses across the UK are powered by the colleagues who work within them. Throughout the day and night, Warehouse Operatives pick, assemble and pack products to ensure that we deliver to our customers. Warehouse Operatives are essential to delivering our organisational goals, and your voice would be heard as you work with site teams to identify ways of improving work methods as part of working groups and forums.

1 x 13 Month programme
Transport Planner
Our Transport planner apprenticeship has been designed to grow our Transport Managers of the future. They support the Warehouse Operations in ensuring all good are delivered by our professional drivers using one of our 15000+ vehicles. They are fully committed to ensuring the Companies operating licence is protected.

1 x 15 Month programme
Team Leader Supervisor
Our Team Leaders and Supervisors support the Warehouse Operations, working with warehouse teams to ensure all aspects of a Supply Chain warehouse operation flow at peak performance and ensure that Customers goods are loaded onto one of our 15,000+ vehicles, to ensure they meet the needs of their consumer. They will monitor their Teams KPIs (Key Performance Indicators), complete shift briefs and relevant training for their teams. They are the conduit between operational staff and Shift Managers. They will have responsibility for health and safety measures as well as safe systems of work.

1 x 18 Month programme
Vehicle Technician
Did you know that DHL have a part of the business that specialises in event management, fleet management and vehicle logistics? They have a simple philosophy… The impossible isn’t! 

Do you have a passion for all things cars, then this is the role for you. Working with our prestigious customers high spec cars and with cutting edge technology, you will learn how to ensure that vehicle are maintained and repaired to a platinum standard.

1 x 36 Month programme
Paint / Body Technician
Did you know that DHL have a part of the business that specialises in event management, fleet management and vehicle logistics? They have a simple philosophy… The impossible isn’t! 

Do you have a passion for vehicles and want to work on high spec cars, ensuring they look like they are in a show room, then this is the role for you.

During you time on the apprenticeship you will complete either Level 3 Vehicle damage panel technician, or Level 3 Vehicle damage paint technician.

1 x 36 Month programme
Mechanical Electrics Technician
Did you know that DHL have a part of the business that specialises in event management, fleet management and vehicle logistics? They have a simple philosophy… The impossible isn’t! 

Do you have a passion for vehicles and want to work on high spec cars, ensuring they look like they are in a show room, then this is the role for you.

During you time on the apprenticeship you will complete Level 3 Vehicle damage mechanical, electrical and  trim (MET) technician

1 x 36 Month programme

Technology is transforming the way that we work and in many of our warehouses it is common place to see people working alongside innovative technology. As technologies advance and demand for them grows, we need forward-thinking, innovative engineers to design and maintain our technology so that we continue to deliver excellence in a digital world. If you want to be at the cutting edge of technology, then this apprenticeship is for you. During your Engineering Technician apprenticeship you will have the ability to work in all related technologies to ensure you become an engineer of the future.

1 x 36 Month programme
Human Resources

As HR integrates with every part of a business you will master excellent communication skills and learn how to deal with situations effectively, sensitively, and within the limitations of legal and business processes. As part of the People Services Team you will join a team of hardworking colleagues who will support you to achieve your CIPD Foundation Certificate in HR Practice within the HR Support level 3 apprenticeship.

1 x 18 Month programme
Working within DHL’s finance function, you will be part of a passionate team that will support you and give you the experience you need to gain you AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma alongside your Assistant Accountant level 3 apprenticeship. You will be a vital part of the team creating reports and providing financial information to increase DHL’s financial success.

1 x 15 Month programme
Data Analysts hold the key to making us better. They have the power to collate data from multiple sources to not only show us how we are performing now, but also how we can be better in the future. We need you to work across all of our different clients and customers to interpret data and help us to create the DHL of the future.

The Data Analyst level 4 apprenticeship will teach you all you need to know to be able to provide insights from data, and your DHL team will support you to utilise these skills in the workplace

1 x 18 Month programme

What to do next?

Applications are live from the 24th Janaury 2022 for a September 2022 start date.
For any questions regarding our DHL UK Apprenticeship Programmes take a look at our FAQ page
For any unanswered questions please contact 

Application Process

Our application process is two way; for us to learn more about you and your way of working, and for you to understand whether DHL is the right organization for you.  The only 2  requirements we ask is that you have Maths and English G.C.S.E at Grade C and above / grades 4-9 or have completed functional skills to Level 1 in both subjects, with the exception of our Engineering and Degree Level programmes (please see link to role for more details). Also you must also have been living in England for the past 3 years and not taking part in full time education.
1. Application
Once you have decided which Programme to apply for you will need to complete an online application. You will be asked to enter personal details, together with qualifications and work experience. You will also be asked some specific questions relating to the minimum criteria for the Programme so please ensure you meet these before applying. Please be aware if you already have a qualification in the subject area, please include this on your previous Education.
2. Strengths Journey
Once you have completed the application stage, you will be progressed to our DHL Strengths Journey. This is designed to assess how you would handle situations that you would encounter in the role you are applying for. It has been developed as a bespoke tool for DHL and is based on real-life situations which our Apprentices have experienced.
3. Job Simulation
If you reach the required bench mark on the DHL Strengths Journey, you will then be invited to complete a Job Simulation. The purpose of the Job Simulation is for you to showcase your real self, whilst completing a role-relevant DHL scenario. This will also give you an insight into situations you could experience as a DHL Apprentice.
4. Experience Day
Following the Job Simulation, if you are successful, the final stage of the process is the Experience Day. Preparation is key, but it is also important that you are yourself and show us who you really are! We will provide you in advance the details of what to expect on this day.

Hear it from our current Apprentices

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“Three years ago I never imagined I could fast track  my career by entering into an apprenticeship, I now have a first class honours degree and have been promoted to Operations Manager, responsible for a large Team, who have been a true inspiration to me.”
Harry Padfield On programme
Operations Support Manager
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“I chose an apprenticeship because I wanted a kick-start to my career. Being naturally driven, I was motivated to gain real-life experience whilst completing my degree; applying the theoretical frameworks and concepts to my everyday practise. I also wanted to expand my network, working and interacting with likeminded professionals, learning from their own advice and experience along the way.”
Lysette Ashmore On programme
​​​​​​​Performance Management
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“ I feel that I am constantly learning and developing my skills and it’s been such a positive experience. I feel supported and valued by the team that I’m working with and have never felt ‘less than’ because I am an apprentice, I am an equal within the team."
Phoebe Harrison On programme
HR Apprentice
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“The one piece of advice that I'd give to anybody thinking of doing an apprenticeship is just simply go for it because you'd be learning in a great environment whilst getting payed. You'll meet some amazing people and have all the support you need. ”
Ben Glover On programme 
Body Repair Technician