Management Traineeship Manchester
Air & Ocean | Manchester, United Kingdom
Right from the start, you will get to work in an operational role and on projects whilst benefiting from a clearly defined structure of training and coaching. You will fulfill two or three different roles during the three year traineeship programme. Each role has its own specific responsibilities and challenges. From driving a forklift and handling shipments, to doing sales calls, visiting customers, and leading a team, you will get experience across our supply chain management activities!
While rotating in different roles, you can follow an international career path around Europe or local one within your home country. We realise your ambitions and interests may change while you are developing and growing, so you do not have to choose from the start, as you will create your own path along the way!
Along with learning on the job, you will be be involved in a variety of opportunities. You'll be involved in improvement projects, attend yearly leadership courses, and team building activities. If that isn't already enough, you will also participate and at times organise quarterly trainee sessions which are designed to be inspirational, inclusive, and visionary. Networking is a key part and you will meet branch managers and the European leadership team at these sessions. You will receive ongoing support and coaching from the coordinator of our trainee programme. These coaching sessions will help you identify your strengths, improvement areas, and how to deal with the challenges you will face in your career at Mainfreight.
We have a ‘promote from within’ philosophy which means we are committed to developing you so you can progress in your career here. After the three year programme we will continue to invest in you! Former trainees of the programme have taken on a variety of opportunities including Operations Manager, Air & Ocean Branch Manager, finance, IT, and moving internationally. The world is truly your oyster at Mainfreight!
What we look forEvery 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 leanring 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
Our business can be broken down into three core areas:
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.
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.
Once you have learnt the fundamentals of Mainfreight on the operations floor, you will move into other areas of the business where you will 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.
We are an ever-changing business and we are constantly reviewing new ways to help our team develop the world-class skills that will lead our business into the future.
Our ongoing team development programs around the world currently includes:
- A full induction program
- Learning the business from the operations floor-up
- Structured leadership programmes
- Personal development courses