Deutsche Post DHL to offer apprenticeships to 2,160 young people this year

  • Steady increase in the number of apprenticeships since 2008
  • Deutsche Post DHL apprentices receive German Chamber of Industry and Commerce award for top graduates in Berlin
  • Board Member for Personnel Angela Titzrath: “Qualified young people are our most important resource for the future.”

DHL125Bonn, 02/13/2013, 10:00 AM CET – Most positions at Deutsche Post DHL are within its mail division.

Deutsche Post DHL, one of the world’s largest employers with around 470,000 employees across the globe, has once again increased the number of apprenticeships it is offering in Germany this year. The global leader in mail and logistics will be offering a total of 2,160 apprenticeships and work-study positions across 22 vocational fields and 17 specialties.

Since 2008, Deutsche Post DHL has continually increased the number of its apprentice positions; in 2013 it will be offering nearly 600 more positions than five years ago. “Our most important resource for the future is qualified young people,” says Angela Titzrath, Board Member for Personnel at Deutsche Post DHL. “This is why we invest in vocational training and, in doing so, set an example for the promotion and professional advancement of young people.”

Combination of academic study and hands-on practical training

Most positions at Deutsche Post DHL are within its mail division, where this year 1,380 young people will have the opportunity to begin their training as courier, express and mail services specialists. In addition, Deutsche Post DHL offers apprenticeships in the fields of engineering, freight forwarding, administration, real estate and warehouse logistics. The so-called work-study program, a combination of academic study and hands-on practical training, will be available for nearly 160 young people for the upcoming year.

As part of Deutsche Post DHL’s “Top Azubi” program, highly promising apprentices and students can take advantage of a unique career development opportunity. Through targeted seminars and on-the-job training, “Top Azubi” trainees can qualify for highly attractive jobs available at Deutsche Post DHL.

Career development

Deutsche Post DHL’s targeted approach to career development continuously achieves external recognition: two of the company’s apprentices recently received outstanding achievement awards from the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) in the category of courier, express and mail services. These two apprentices were part of a group of 200 young men and women who passed their exams with a mark of “very good”, making them the top performers on the winter 2011/12 and summer 2012 exams out of more than 350,000 participants.

The application process has already begun for the apprentice positions available in 2013. The training is generally conducted in or near the apprentice’s place of residence, for example in big cities, such as Frankfurt and Munich, but also in rural areas. Along with the relevant specialist knowledge and practical skills, apprentices at Deutsche Post DHL are expected to demonstrate personal and professional qualities such as initiative, curiosity, service orientation and dependability.

Anyone interested in an apprentice position at Deutsche Post DHL can find additional information on all available fields and categories and locations, as well as information on requirements and salaries, at www.dp-dhl.com/career or by phone: +49 180 100 11 11.

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