We'll Help You Grow Your Wings
It can be tough choosing a career path straight out of Uni, so at Mainfreight we see your degree as just the start. Our Graduate Program is all about developing work and life skills that will set you up for any role in our business. As a Mainfreight Graduate you have the freedom to make decisions, contribute ideas and make a difference. Sitting on the sideline, however, is not an option. You'll start on the warehouse floor and learn the fundamentals of the business from the ground up (and get your forklift license!). From there you'll experience everything from operations to exporting, sales, technology, supply chain and plenty more.
As a Mainfreight graduate, you'll be working in one of the world's most exciting, diverse and fast-paced industries. With a philosophy of 'promote from within' we're committed to growing today's graduates into the leaders who will take the business forward - both here and around the world.
You won’t be on your own though. The team around you have stood in your shoes and are on your side. Your success is our success. If you’ve got what it takes, you can fully expect to get all the professional and personal development you need to quickly step up. We’ll invest in developing you as an individual - not you as a product so you can go on to lead our business forward. How far you go and how fast, is up to you.
So, if you're looking for a graduate role that can keep up with your hunger to learn, determination to progress and eventually run the show, talk to us.
An awesome first year | Jason Thea
New skills | Bronte Houston
It's all about the culture | Blake Kelly
Depending on your background and experience, you can expect to spend your first six to 14 months:
- Learning the fundamentals of how our business works and why
- In the operations handling freight, often getting your hands dirty
- Experiencing our unique culture and getting to know our people
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.
Although your academic transcript is important, the way you’ve lived your life up until now tells us much more about you as a person. If you’ve juggled study, work, play and your passions then chances are, you’ll fit into the Mainfreight culture.
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.
Once you understand what makes this business tick, you’ll get to experience and learn Mainfreight in your own unique way. That means working across and learning our different operations.
With the help of senior team members and mentors, our grads are responsible for shaping their own careers. If you happen to find an area you love, you’ll get help to develop the skills and knowledge you need to really fly.
At Mainfreight, rather than waiting for the end of your grad program, you can expect to be recognised and promoted on your merit, hard work and attitude along the way. We’ve got careers in most business areas, including sales, operations, customer service, admin, IT, training & development - and many more.
I started as a graduate and now manage a 22,000m3 warehouse. I don't foresee my career opportunities slowing down.