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GROW Program

An 18-month development program for graduates and young professionals.

For Career Starters

GROW is an international program for high-flying graduates and young professionals. Throughout the course of this 18-month program based in Germany, you’ll experience new challenges, exciting opportunities, the chance to build your network and, potentially, international assignments.

Do you want to GROW with us?

Once the program is complete, you’ll be ready to assume responsibility-filled positions at Deutsche Post DHL Group – and help lead us into the future.

1 April 2019
Application is possible until: 19 November 2018

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What you'll need

We look for candidates with a combination of strong academic performance, relevant professional experience and compelling personal qualities.

Program Schedule

From the day you join, we’ll look after your development and ensure you have everything you need to succeed. Here’s a taster.

Central introduction – 2 days

During our kick-off event, you’ll get to meet with other graduates on the program as well as with GROW alumni. You’ll also learn about our corporate values and objectives, not to mention the different divisions of Deutsche Post DHL Group.

In Bonn you will start your graduate program with up to twenty further trainees at the same time. You will also get to know your buddy from another GROW vintage, who will be looking after you for the duration of the program.

Kickoff

Local introduction – 3.5 weeks

Once you’ve learned about our organization as a whole, you’ll enjoy an in-depth introduction to your specialization area. You’ll also visit some of our operational units, such as a “Briefzentrum” or our warehouses.

Internship

First program phase – 7 months

During this phase, you’ll carry out a project in your specialization area. You’ll receive support and guidance from an experienced project manager, and you’ll also undertake the first of your training units: basic consulting skills.

Phase 1

Second program phase (Transfer phase) – 3 months

During the second phase of the program, you’ll explore various work areas and cultures. If you’re part of the international program, you’ll experience project work in another country, division or specialization area (or potentially all three). If you’re part of the national program, you’ll experience an assignment in another division and/or specialization area within Germany. Regardless of which program you’re part of, you’ll undertake your second training unit: process improvement methodology (First Choice).

Phase 2

Third program phase – 7 months

During the third phase of the program, you’ll work on another comprehensive project in your area of specialization. You’ll also prepare for transferring into your future role, and receive individual training.

Phase 3

Functional Areas

Your personal graduate program will begin with an important decision: which functional area fits best with your CV, abilities, interests and professional goals?

Business Development / Strategy

The functional area Business Development and Strategy comprises different strategic topics of group wide or divisional relevance. Those topics range from strategic initiatives to identification, development and integration of new business areas and services.

The Post - eCommerce - Parcel Division (PeP) is well established in Germany as a top-quality provider of a broad range of letter mail services under the Deutsche Post brand and e-commerce and parcel services under the DHL brand. In addition we offer innovative solutions for business and private customers in the extended digital communications market.

DHL Freight is one of the leading road freight providers. Our network includes more than 160 terminals across Europe, parts of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), North Africa, the Middle East and North America. With our road freight expertise, our terminal network, special services such as customs, trade fairs & events and branch-specific solutions, we simplify complex transport processes for our customers.

DHL Supply Chain is the globally leading logistics outsourcing provider for Supply Chain Solutions, including warehousing, transport and value added services.

Customer Solutions & Innovation (CSI) is DHL's cross-divisional commercial and innovation unit. We are responsible for managing about 100 of DHL's largest and most strategically important customers on behalf of all DHL business units. Furthermore we are managing the central innovation activities from our DHL Innovation Centers in Troisdorf and Singapore.

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Corporate Functions

The functional area "Corporate Functions" comprises various functions, activities and initiatives which are of Group-wide relevance, e.g. Procurement, Real Estate, IT. In Procurement and sourcing we are specialized in strategic sourcing of goods, services and transportation capacities in order to ensure quality and reduce costs.

You can find all open positions here.

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Finance

As competence center Finance, this area lays the foundation for the successful management of the company – on a corporate as well as divisional level. Timely, high-quality information ensures transparency and makes a proactive contribution to the company’s success. Furthermore accounting and reporting systems are developed and run in this area.

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Human Resources

This area serves as the strategic partner for the divisions and supports them in the areas of personnel processes, personnel development, compensation, labor law and personnel controlling. Herewith, the area of HR strongly contributes to the goals of our strategy 2020 “Focus.Connect.Grow.”

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Marketing

This area comprises the development of products and services, marketing concepts and all activities to ensure a successful commercialization of our services. Here, a strong customer focus and professionalism are important.

The Post - eCommerce - Parcel Division (PeP) is well established in Germany as a top-quality provider of a broad range of letter mail services under the Deutsche Post brand and e-commerce and parcel services under the DHL brand. In addition we offer innovative solutions for business and private customers in the extended digital communications market.

DHL Freight is one of the leading road freight providers. Our network includes more than 160 terminals across Europe, parts of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), North Africa, the Middle East and North America. With our road freight expertise, our terminal network, special services such as customs, trade fairs & events and branch-specific solutions, we simplify complex transport processes for our customers.

There are currently no open positions available.

Operations

This area covers all strategic and operational activities of our transport and logistics business in the company’s division Post – eCommerce - Parcel. Key elements of success in this business include a high degree of standardization and continuously high process quality.

The Post - eCommerce - Parcel Division (PeP) is well established in Germany as a top-quality provider of a broad range of letter mail services under the Deutsche Post brand and e-commerce and parcel services under the DHL brand. In addition we offer innovative solutions for business and private customers in the extended digital communications market.

DHL Freight is one of the leading road freight providers. Our network includes more than 160 terminals across Europe, parts of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), North Africa, the Middle East and North America. With our road freight expertise, our terminal network, special services such as customs, trade fairs & events and branch-specific solutions, we simplify complex transport processes for our customers.

There are currently no open positions available.

Project Management IT

Among others, this area covers the following functions: The creation of system concepts for internal and external clients, the development and deployment of defined system concepts as part of project execution, and follow-up support as well as modification of the system landscape.

There are currently no open positions available.

Sales

This area comprises all sales activities to win and care for our customers. Here, a strong customer focus and professionalism are important.

Currently there are no sales positions in place.

Application process

Our application process is transparent and easy-to-understand, so you’ll always know where you are.

  • Online application
  • Online assessment
  • Telephone interview
  • Recruiting Day
  • Job offer

Online application

To apply to the GROW Program, the first thing you need to do is fill out an application form. You’ll also need to provide your university transcripts, CV and letters of recommendation from any internships or other roles you’ve done. Ideally, these documents should be in pdf file format. Once we receive your application, we will send you a confirmation email.

From now on you have the possibility to register for the GROW Program before the application period starts.

Online assessment

Takes place after the online application

If we think you’d be a good fit, we’ll invite you to take an online assessment.

The test lasts around 60 minutes.

Telephone interview

Assuming you make it successfully through the first two stages, we’ll invite you to participate in a telephone interview.

The interview lasts around 45-60 minutes.

Recruiting Day

If the telephone interview goes well and no issues arise when screening your documents, we’ll invite you to an assessment center. This will give us a chance to analyse your strengths and your potential, and determine whether you are right for our graduate program. You’ll also get to meet other applicants and potential managers.

Job offer

Once we’ve finished assessing everyone, we’ll make our decisions. If we think you’re the kind of person who can thrive with us, we’ll offer you a job before the assessment centre is out. Once you sign the contract, we’ll then warmly welcome you to the program.

Testimonials

FAQs

How does this graduate program differ from direct entry?

GROW is a development program for graduates and young professionals that enables them to learn about various business sectors. Through the many events of the program, such as the joint kick-off, you can quickly build up a cross-divisional and cross-functional network. A set of training and individual career counseling helps you with your development. This is in contrast to direct entry where you commit yourself to a specific area of the company from the very beginning.

How much will I earn as a graduate on the GROW Program?

The current salary is 46,500 EUR.

Is the GROW Trainee Program offered in countries aside from Germany?

Our 18-month trainee program only takes place in Germany. You can learn about additional trainee programs on our careers website at: www.dpdhl.jobs/students-and-graduates

Does the GROW Program include work in another country?

When applying for the program, you can choose between two different tracks: national or international. The national GROW Program is conducted solely in Germany. The international GROW Program includes a stay of 3 months in one of our worldwide locations. Apart from that, the concept and schedule of the programs are the same.

Is there a maximum age for applicants?

The GROW Program is designed for university graduates and people just starting their professional careers. There is no specific age limit.

Your contact to GROW

For any questions please contact our recruiting team:

grow@dpdhl.com
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