Mainfreight Development Programme
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About the Mainfreight Development Programme
If you want to dive into the dynamic, fast paced world of supply chain and you’re not afraid to step outside your comfort zone, you’ve come to the right place. We believe in developing our team members of the future today, because we know that they will be driving our business tomorrow and for the next 100 years. We look for people that see the long term impact they will have on our business.
If you're ready for the challenge of a lifetime, read on!
On the job learning
By joining our three-year Mainfreight Development Programme, you will receive the ideal combination of ‘doing’ and ‘learning’. Right from the start, you will get to work in an operational role whilst benefitting from a clearly defined structure of training and coaching. You will have the opportunity to work in different roles within our business units, Air & Ocean, Warehousing and Transport. As we are a global business, we offer you the opportunity to fill roles in our branches across Europe.
Working at Mainfreight
From Belgium to the USA
Our Mainfreight Development Programme focuses on your individual development and career path. It is a three year programme where you will learn more about your strengths and your interests within Mainfreight; whether that's in a leadership role, sales, operations, business development, IT, or finance, it’s up to you! To further your development you will participate in multiple personal leadership courses, presenting courses and networking sessions with the European trainees. You can put training into practice by taking on improvement projects within your role. This is a great way to see just how big your impact on our business can be!
Looking after our people is a key part of our culture at Mainfreight and you will receive coaching from your manager or team leader. We also plan coaching sessions for you and the programme coordinator to reflect on your development, where you want your career to go, and how we can help get you there.
What we look for
Every 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 learning 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
Do you think you have what it takes to become a Mainfreight legend? Then we want to hear from you! Get in touch with us, or hit apply now!
When can I apply?
Where are the opportunities?
If you are looking for a specific location, we’ll do our best to find you a role there – either from when you start with us or when the next opportunity comes up.
Can I follow an international career path?
Will I rotate through all business units?
What will my first few months look like?
You can expect to spend your first period:
- Learning the fundamentals of how our business works
- In the operation handling freight, getting your hands dirty
- Experiencing our unique culture and getting to know our people
How long is the programme?
Elif Bilici | Recruiter Mainfreight Development Programme
T: +31 314 672 777