Here you'll find everything you need to know about how to start your career within DHL.
We want your application to have the best chance of success. So we’ve outlined the application process, given you tips on how to write a memorable application and answered commonly asked questions about applying for a job with us.
The exact application process you experience will depend on a number of factors: the role, the location and the division or business area. Having said that, the aim of the process is the same: to get to know each other better. So while we can’t tell you every single step you’ll go through, we can give you a rough idea of what to expect.
The best place to search for jobs is online. Once you’ve found a role you’re interested in, click ‘Apply’. You’ll then be able to fill out your application and upload any relevant documents, such as your CV.
As soon as you submit your application, you should receive an automatic email from us confirming that we have received it. We’ll then review your application to see if your skills and qualifications fit the role.
Depending on the position you applied for, the next steps can be a Telephone interview, a personal interview or an invite to an assessment centre (or a combination of it).
The video interview is not a live interview but instead you will record your answers using a camera. You are able to use either your mobile, tablet or laptop and can complete this at a time which is convenient for you. Even though this is not a live interview, you should treat it as such as the Hiring Manager will be playing the videos back to observe your responses. This is approach is popular with our emerging talent programs.
Assuming all goes well during the telephone/video interview, we’ll invite you to a face to face interview with HR and/or the hiring manager. This will be an opportunity to talk more in-depth about your skills and experience and to show us your personality.
Assuming all goes well during the telephone interview, we’ll invite you to a personal interview with HR and/or the hiring manager. This will be an opportunity to talk more in-depth about your skills and experience and to show us your personality.
Impress us during the interviews and we’ll invite you for some positions to our assessment centre. Each assessment centre is different, but you can expect various practical challenges and team exercises. You’ll also have the chance to meet fellow applicants and senior leaders from our business.
The final stage of the application process is onboarding. This includes filling out some documents and signing your contract. We’ll also send you additional information to help you prepare for your first day – and what we hope will be the start of an amazing journey with DHL.
Your application is vital to any new career move. Along with your cover letter and letters of recommendation, it’s the only thing your potential employer knows about you. So it’s important to get it right.
Every application should meet three requirements: being orderly, well-structured and complete. If you really want it to stand out, it should also be personal.
To help you prepare for your interview, here’s a look at what you can expect, of course depending on the role you applied for.