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Are you over 16 years old but struggling to find a career that's right for you? 

DHL Express Apprenticeships Overview

Apprenticeships are valued jobs within DHL Express and, as such, level 2 to 4 Apprenticeships are available for you to undertake depending on your current skills, qualifications and experience. You could take up an Apprenticeship to become qualified to work in one of our support functions such as engineering, administration, customer services, HR or IT.

All apprentices earn a salary (you will be paid at least the national minimum Apprenticeship wage) and you will work for at least 30 hours per week. An Apprenticeship will take between one and two years to complete, depending upon the level of Apprenticeship and the qualification undertaken.

What does the training look like?

Most of the training is vocational and as such will be delivered in the workplace, ensuring you will learn the skills you need to do the job well. The rest of the training is given by a Learning provider/college in partnership with DHL, either at the workplace, off-site (perhaps at college) or via e-learning.

The training is specifically tailored to ensure your personal goals are met and DHL develop the skills we need, giving apprentices a real advantage in our workplace. This means that apprentices not only have better long term salary prospects, but they also have excellent progression opportunities, whether looking to study further or develop through the ranks within DHL.

View Our Current Apprenticeship Opportunities

Applications for our 2019 degree level apprenticeship program will open in due course.

What to do next?

If you think an Apprenticeship could be right for you, please click the button to register your interest or send us an email on wearerecruiting@dhl.comundefined. You can find out more about apprenticeships by visiting the government website

Important Tips & FAQ’s

  • Yes, the DHL apprenticeship program is open to internal employees as well as external candidates.

  • Please email with details of the issue you are facing and we will respond with some instructions on how to rectify this.

  • We will work with you to identify a suitable position within our business upon completion of your apprenticeship.

  • No, the DHL apprenticeship program is open to anyone of any age whether you are new into the world of work, or looking for a career change - an apprenticeship can work for you!

  • Yes, in order to go onto an apprenticeship program you must evidence GCSE (or equivalent) Maths, English and ICT. If you do not have these, you can still apply however functional skills will be incorporated into the program.

  • Depending the qualifications you currently hold will indicate which level of apprenticeship you should apply for.

  • Apprenticeships must involve at least 20% off job training, this is an essential part of the apprenticeship and must take place during employed time. How the off job training will be delivered depends on the apprenticeship program and the training provider. It will be agreed with the apprenticeship team, the line manager and the training provider.

  • The minimum we pay for all apprentices is the National Minimum Wage.