Career Development

What is the key to success at Mainfreight?

The key to being successful is to utilise your time on the floor to learn what makes our business tick. Don’t be afraid of getting your hands dirty. Having the right attitude and having a team driven mindset are also essential. If this sounds like something you can throw yourself into then look no further than Mainfreight.


What is on offer?

At Mainfreight 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 our team and developing them into a variety of different roles within the business and into the leaders who will take the business forward.


How will my career progress?

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


What training and development is on 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. 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. This won’t be spoon fed, we help those who help themselves.
Our ongoing team development programmes around the world currently includes:
  • A full induction programme
  • Learning the business starting in the operations
  • Leadership programmes
  • Personal development courses

When can I start?

At Mainfreight, we work on rolling recruitment. This means that we do not have set intake dates. When an opportunity becomes available with our team, we need great people to fill it as soon as possible. We are always taking applications!


Overseas opportunities?

As we are a global business that promotes from within, we share overseas career opportunities with our teams. These roles are generally more senior roles so to be successful you need to have made a name for yourself within New Zealand and make the most of networking with key players. 

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