GROW Program













Applications open in February for our October intake. And in September for the following April.
OUR INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE PROGRAM BASED IN GERMANY

Our GROW program is designed to help high-flying graduates and young professionals launch an exciting and rewarding career in the world of logistics. As one of the next generation of GROW trainees, you'll have the chance to develop your skills and experience, explore the wide range of opportunities open to you, build your professional network and lay the foundations for a brilliant future ahead.
Stay in Germany or spend time abroad?
The choice is yours. When you apply, you can opt for the regular program, and spend all 18 months based here in Germany, or the international program, in which case you'll spend three months working on an assignment at one of our locations overseas.
Nine specialist areas to choose from
At the application stage, you can also decide the development path you'd like to take and the kind of role you want to work towards. There are nine specialist areas to choose from and it's simply a case of picking the one that best matches your own talents, interests and ambitions:
WHAT WE LOOK FOR

  • A bachelor's degree
  • Strong language skills in German and English
  • A talent for communication
  • Excellent team-working skills An eagerness to take on new challenges
  • The ability to think analytically and conceptually

WHAT THE PROGRAM INVOLVES

​​​​As a GROW trainee, you'll enjoy outstanding training and development across the board, plus regular feedback and even the chance of individual career coaching. At the start, you'll also be assigned your buddy – a GROW trainee from a previous year, to support and advise you at every stage.

​​​​​​​Whichever path you choose, the program begins with an induction at our headquarters in Bonn, where you'll meet your fellow trainees and learn about the business as a whole. Next up is a slightly longer, local induction, where you'll gain a deeper insight into your specialist area, and meet the people you'll be working with day-to-day.

From there, the program consists of three key phases:
Phase 1 (6 months) ​​​​​​​ You'll start by tackling a project in your specialist area, with the support and guidance of an experienced project manager. It's during this time, that you'll also complete the first of your training units: basic consulting skills.
Phase 2 (3 - 6 months)
At this point, you'll explore different parts of the business and get an insight into the Group as a whole (including your 3-month secondment abroad, if you join the international program). You'll also complete your second training unit: process improvement & optimization.
Phase 3 (6 months)
In the final phase, you'll start preparing for the role you want at the end of the program, whether that involves developing your technical knowledge, your project management capabilities, or softer skills like leadership and communication.

Testimonials

Sarah, Junior Solutions Designer
"The GROW programme gave me an insight into various business units and allowed me to spend time in Costa Rica, where I brushed up on my Spanish skills."
Annemarie
Annemarie, Sales Manager
"During the 18 months, I was challenged in various ways, but also received support so that I could develop and extend my own interests and strengths."

Since 2006, more than 450 talented individuals have joined us through our GROW development program. Perhaps more impressively, now experts in their chosen fields, some 90% of them are still with us today.Wherever your talents and interests lie, you could soon be following in their footsteps. If you would like to learn more, please contact our recruiting team at GROW@dpdhl.com