On the shop floor from the first day
Experience it all

Team leaders, couriers and sorting employees: everyone has their role in our logistics process. At our sorting centers, therefore, it is a busy place - day and night. So if you want to learn all facets of the operation, you have to be on the floor. So this is where all our trainees start, eventually going on to work as supervisors or in other managerial roles.

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What we offer you

Don't worry: we won't just throw you in at the deep end. While you get to know the company step by step, you'll be intensively guided by a mentor for the first year and a half. That's plenty of time to understand all the processes and develop your leadership qualities. You can always turn to your fellow trainees, whom you'll see regularly during training and intervision sessions. This way, you gradually grow into your role as a supervisor and before you know it, you'll be leading your own team. Does this sound like your cup of tea?

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First-hand stories
Trainees about their experiences

Every year, about 15 trainees start with us. In this video, Manon, Carleine, and Jop would love to tell about their DHL adventure. What did they expect when they started the traineeship? How did they like it? And what are they doing now? Check out the video here!

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Commercial traineeships
Kickstart your sales carreer at DHL

Develop your commercial skills and give your career a boost with the Sales Traineeship at DHL eCommerce. Within a year and a half, you'll discover all the facets of our commercial departments and develop yourself into a fully-fledged sales colleague. At DHL, your personal development is central and you'll have all the space to excel. Check out the job vacancies and apply directly!

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Traineeships at DHL Growing thanks to good coaching

Former Logistics Supervisor


During the Traineeship, you'll receive good guidance from your colleagues. Personally, I was guided by two experienced supervisors in the workplace, but I could actually turn to anyone with questions.

Dedicated employees = happy customers
Top Employer

DHL has been a Top Employer for years, in the Netherlands, Europe and worldwide. And this is partly due to our committed employees! Because happy employees make for happy customers and a good financial result. How do we do that? Diversity and inclusion, remote working and sustainable employability are important pillars in our personnel policy. The Top Employer Institute has been recognizing employers for over 30 years for creating excellent working conditions for their employees. We are therefore very proud that we can call ourselves Top Employer. Would you like to become a part? Take a look at our vacancies and traineeships.

Not looking for a traineeship, but still excited about DHL?
We would love to have you on board!

Your career is key. If a traineeship isn't right for you, but you still want to continue learning, there are countless opportunities at DHL eCommerce. For example, in our Finance, IT, Marketing, or Operations departments. Ready for your future?

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