Development programme

As a global logistics provider, Mainfreight offers managed warehousing and international and domestic freight
forwarding. With team and branches across Australia, China, Europe, New Zealand and the Americas
Mainfreight continues to expand its global footprint. Listed on the New Zealand Stock Exchange we continue to
work towards our 100 year vision. If you want to dive into the dynamic, fast paced world of supply chain and
you’re not afraid to step outside your comfort zone, you’ve come to the right place. We believe in developing
our team members of the future today, because we know that they will be driving our business tomorrow and
for the next 100 years. We look for people that see the long term impact they will have on our business. If you’re
ready for the challenge of a lifetime, read on!

On the job learning
By joining our three-year Mainfreight Development Programme, you will
receive the ideal combination of ‘doing’ and ‘learning’. Right from the
start, you will get to work in an operational role whilst benefiting from a
clearly defined structure of training and coaching. You will have the
opportunity to work in different roles within our business units, Air &
Ocean, Warehousing and Transport. As we are a global business, we offer
you the opportunity to fill roles in our branches across Europe.

Your development
Our Mainfreight Development Programme focusses on your individual
development and career path. It is a three year programme where you will learn
more about your strengths and your interests within Mainfreight; whether in a
leadership role, sales, operations, business development, IT, or finance, it’s up to
you! To further your development you will participate in multiple personal
leadership courses, presenting courses and networking sessions with the our
European trainees. You can put training into practice by taking on improvement
projects within your role. This is a great way to see just how big your impact on
our business can be!
Looking after our people is a key part of our culture at Mainfreight and you will
receive coaching from your manager or team leader. We also plan coaching
sessions for you and the programme coordinator to reflect on your development, where you want your career
to go, and how we can help get you there.

What we look for
Every decision we make at Mainfreight today, we do so while looking at the next 100 years. We look for people
who understand the long term benefits of learning from the ground up and gaining a broad base of experience.
We also look for people who:

  • Recently graduated with a bachelor or masters degree
  • Hold a European passport
  • Are passionate about starting a career in the supply chain industry

Speak proficient English and have a high command of either Dutch, French, German, Romanian, Polish,
Italian, or Spanish

Do you think you have what it takes to become a Mainfreight legend? Then we want to hear from you!

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