Mainfreight Development Programme

See for yourself what our trainees have to say about the programme!

Meet our trainees

You’ve made it this far so we can safely assume you’re keen to hear more about our Mainfreight Development Programmee. The best way to find out if our traineeship is right for you is to hear from some of our trainees. After all, they were once in your shoes! Any questions about the programme? Get in touch by filling in the contact form on the bottom of this page and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Looking forward to hearing from you!


I started in our Air & Ocean export team and went to London the year after to gain experience in sales. This is a big advantage of our traineeship: the possibility of moving within European branches. After that, I went into outside sales at our Rotterdam office, and a few months later I was asked to lead our branch in Paris: a massive challenge with only 2,5 years experience, but an opportunity I wanted to grab with both hands! This shows the largest benefit of our traineeship: the growth opportunities.

- Tom Slabbers,

Branch Manager Air & Ocean Paris


When I started working at Mainfreight, I did not expect the multiple facets that the job of an import operator entails. Working as an import operator in the A&O branch, means I’m responsible for the logistics operations of 40 different customers at the same time. Because each of them are different and the logistics industry is experiencing unprecedented challenges, I have learned a lot in a short time. On top of that I get to learn from so many people. I work with our sales team, customs team, and export teams around the globe in order to improve our customer service. All of this is enabled by Mainfreight’s culture, it supports your growth, allows you to learn from your mistakes and gives you the space to make decisions for customers. It’s a great space to work in as a trainee. 

- Enisa Kajmovic,

Trainee Ocean Freight Rotterdam


After gaining a lot of knowledge and experience in 4 different roles, varying from the Warehouse floor, to Transport planning and Sales, I will continue as a Teamleader for Transport. What I love about this traineeship is that you see many different aspects of the business and get to know the operations first, before moving into a leading position. The group of trainees is very close and often meets; not only for training, trainee sessions and team building weekends, but for dinner and drinks as well!

- Lieke Brom,

Team Leader EU West, Transport 's-Heerenberg

Want to know more?

No career path of our trainees is the same. Hear from our own team members what the programme has done for their career!

From Belgium to the USA

An obsession for trucks and transport, hear about Rob's career

Hear about Rene's diverse journey that spans several continents


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