Frequently Asked Questions

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.
How will my career progress?
Our philosophy is to recruit and ‘grow our own’ people, rather than hire people from other businesses. That’s why we invest in and manage the long-term growth and development of our people, right from the start.

Once you’ve learnt the fundamentals of Mainfreight on the operations floor, you’ll move into other areas of the business where you’ll get the right mix of autonomy and support. We believe that smart people can learn the specifics of any role so our focus is on helping you develop personal and professional skills that will allow you take on any role in the business. 

Ours is an ever-changing business and we’re constantly reviewing new ways to help our team develop the world-class skills that will lead our business into the future.
Are there opportunities to travel?
As a fast-growing international business we expect that the people we hire today will be critical to our long-term success around the world. While you may not be boarding a plane in the first few years, there are definite opportunities to see the world with Mainfreight in the longer term.

Through our global exchange program, you may have the opportunity to experience the Mainfreight way of life in different parts of the world. Or, if after two to three years you’ve proved you have the Mainfreight passion and know-how it you’ll find opportunities to work in our businesses around the world.
What training and development do you offer?
We understand that our biggest asset is our people and that our growth as a business is only limited by our ability to grow our own people. Our training and development strategy reflects this with structured induction, training and development. The Mainfreight difference is that we focus on helping you develop the professional and personal strategies, tools and life skills to step into any role in the business, anywhere in the world.

Our ongoing team development programs around the world currently includes:
  • A full induction program
  • Learning the business from the operations floor-up
  • Support and mentoring from senior executives
  • Structured leadership programmes
  • Outward Bound personal development courses for some team members
Who we are?
It all started in 1978 with a couple of free-thinking entrepreneurs who didn’t care much for rules. As a start-up they challenged the establishment and always took care of their own. Years later, that rebellion and people-first philosophy is still deeply ingrained in our DNA.

We have a 100-year vision, that means every person and every decision we make today will leave an imprint on this company now and for 100 years to come. This long-term vision guides us as a business and determines both our decisions and actions every day.

As we extend our operations across the major trading nations of the world, we continue to stand out for the right reasons. It is our uncompromising quality, agility and unique culture which sets us apart.
What we do?
As a part of Mainfreight, you can expect to be helping some of the world’s largest brands become more competitive and efficient. Being a strategic supply chain partner means Mainfreight helps customers get their products from the manufacturer to the end-user in the smartest, most cost-effective way.

Our business can be broken down into three core areas:
  • Air & Ocean
  • Warehousing
  • Domestic Transport

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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