DHL is the biggest logistics company in the world. If you need to get a parcel from Aberdeen to Zagreb or from Angora to Zambia, then DHL is one of the leading ways to move stuff around the world by land, sea and air.
The now-German company started out in the USA - with its first service in 1969 - shuttling documents between Hawaii and San Francisco. The company was launched with student loan money by founder Larry Hillblom who enlisted the help of fellow students and friends Robert Lynn and Adrian Dalsey. Taking the company name from all of the student’s initials, DHL was born - and a major story in the business world of logistics was underway.
The firm has since expanded rapidly in areas around the globe which often didn’t already have a similar service available to its citizens and business people. By the end of 2001, German firm Deutsche Post had bought enough shares in DHL to make it the majority shareholder.
DHL now works in over 200 countries and employs over 280 thousand people in full and part time jobs in almost every corner of the world.
But...what are the options for students and graduates at DHL?
Well, there are loads of options actually!
As with the Royal Mail, Christmas and the preceding weeks are a mad busy time for DHL, so, if it is just a temporary job you are interested in, then you should really start to look for a holiday job with the company from as early as September. With everyone sending parcels and packages to the loved ones at that time of year, you have a great chance to find a Christmas job with DHL if you apply in good time. Check out their website (link below) for the latest vacancies.
Students and graduates looking for something a bit more long term with DHL will find that the company offers internships and graduate programmes to impressive young people who want to forge a career in the logistics business with a leading name.
With a worldwide name like DHL, you will need to be at the top of your game in an application for each and every role at the company. From entry level positions to part time jobs, from internships to graduate roles, from temporary positions to permanent opportunities for students - the competition will be tough for every vacancy at DHL. But don’t let that put you of applying; just make sure you spend a lot of time on your CV and covering letter before approaching DHL.
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