Mainfreight People

Join the adventure! We are spirited, ambitious and competitive. We look for these qualities in the people we hire and in return, we offer them the world.


Ready to start your Mainfreight career? Apply now!

Mainfreight Developement Programme Application Process and Tips

We want to make sure you get the Mainfreight feeling from day one so we keep the application process as simple and personal as possible. We’re not into long-winded rounds of interviews or assessment centres. It’s about us both finding out whether we have a future together. Keep on reading for our tips to set you up for success!

Frequently Asked Questions about our programme

What is the working culture like?
At Mainfreight we are a very flat structured organisation. We have open plan offices and management sit in amongst the team. We do not use the “s” word (staff) and refer to everyone as Team – everyone has a part to play in moving Mainfreight forward and meeting our targets and goals.

We believe in working hard but we also have fun and a laugh while we do it. Our team is empowered to make decisions and have a say in how we do things.
Do I have a say in where I will be placed?
We have graduates based in our operations all around the country. Where you are located will depend on the opportunities available at the time you apply. During your Mainfreight career there are definitely opportunities to work across Asia! 

If you request a specific location, we’ll do our best to find you a position there – either from the start or when the next opening comes up.
How many graduates do you take on each year and when does the application process open?
We do things a bit differently here. Rather than have fixed intakes like most businesses, we recruit as and when we need new talent. To us, it’s about getting the right fit, not just the right numbers.
Can I follow an international career path?
Yes! We support our team to follow a Asian career path should they want to. We like you to start in the country where you speak the native language, where you go next is up to you and the availability in the different countries. All you need to do is put your hand up!

As an international business we've got seats to fill - and with our philosophy of promoting from within, today's team members will play a major role in our future success. Our philosophy is to recruit and grow our own people from scratch. That means a pretty intense learning curve with plenty of chances to show us what you've got. If after a few years you've proved you have the Mainfreight passion, knowledge and skills, you may be considered for opportunities to work in our businesses around the world.
How long is the programme?
The programme takes one year but your development doesn't stop there! After the programme we will continue to invest in you and there will still be plenty of opportunities to develop yourself, thanks to our 'promote from within' philosophy.

The Application Process

Ready to apply? Great! See below what you can expect during the application process.


Please send us your cover letter and CV in English. Clearly outline why you want to join our traineeship and what attracts you to Mainfreight

Phone call

If we are positive about your application, we will schedule a short phone call with you to get to know you a bit better

First Interview

If all goes well, we'll invite you for an interview. We want to know where you want to hear in your career and even more importantly, your personality

Second Interview

Clearly you must have impressed us! Here we'll check that the fit is mutual. The interview will be where we think you'll best be suited

Career offer

After the second interview, we will contact you to let you know the outcome. If you "Bleed Blue", we'll make you a career offer

Welcome to Mainfreight!

Congratulations, your Mainfreight adventure is about to start!

Set yourself up for success!


  • Be prepared to talk about yourself:‚Äč Sounds obvious, but the more we know about you the better. Tell us about what fires you up, what you want out of life and what you’ve achieved so far.
  • Do your homework: Find out about Mainfreight, talk to people, Google us. A long-term career here is much more likely if you feel like you’d fit into our culture and way of doing things. It’s not for everyone!
  • Ask questions: Find out whether Mainfreight can offer you what you’re looking for. Ask about the future direction of the business, induction, development or travel opportunities.
  • Think about how you handle challenges: Be prepared to tell us about any tough situations you’ve come up against and how you’ve handled them in a way that’s relevant to a role here at Mainfreight.
  • Practice!: Get your friends or family to do a mock interview and critique your responses. You’re up against others for the role so give it yourself the best chance, be well-prepared, confident and well-groomed.
  • Dress for success!: We value and protect our own image and we look for that in the people we hire. Dress like you already have the job and arrive on time.

Our Global People Offices

Mainfreight Training Center
1400 Glenn Curtiss Street
Carson, CA 90746

Phone: +1 (310) 900-1974
Web: Mainfreight Careers - Americas
Mainfreight Training Hong Kong
8/F, Tower 2
Magnet Place
38-42 Kwai Fung Crescent
Kwai Fong
Hong Kong

Phone: (852) 2264 8188
Web: Mainfreight Careers - Asia
Mainfreight Training Centre
107 Gateway Blvd
Epping, Victoria

Phone: +61 3 8432 6462
Web: Mainfreight Careers - Australia
Mainfreight Training Center
Industriestraat 12,
7041 GD 's-Heerenberg

Phone: +31 314 678 547
Web: Mainfreight Careers - Europe
New Zealand
Mainfreight Training Centre
117 Montgomerie Rd. 
Airport Oaks
Auckland, New Zealand

Phone: +64 9 526 2436
Web: Mainfreight Careers - New Zealand

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