THE DRIVING FORCE BEHIND DHL

Become One of Us

DHL is the world’s leading logistics company which means we are always looking to hire and train new Drivers. Whether you already have a licence or would like to gain a licence with us, visit our careers website to search for exciting new job opportunities or register for job alerts and let us inform you of new opportunities as they arise.

People are our business, without them we would be nothing. Our professional drivers are the capable, reliable hands that ensure the safe, secure and on-time delivery of our customers’ goods. First time, every time. 

We value our drivers and offer a friendly working environment, with a focus on developing your skills and career. 

Driving Ambition Scheme

Where available, DHL offers fully funded licence training to Cat C or C&E via the Driving Ambition scheme. The scheme operates from the Transport Development Centre located in Daventry or can also take place at a DHL site that has identified LGV Trainee Driver vacancies as part of its recruitment plans.

How to apply:

You will need to select and apply for one of the clearly marked LGV Training roles on our careers pages. Successful applicants will be expected to complete the following four stages:

  1. Getting your Provisional Licence - including a medical
  2. CPC Theory Testing - case study and application for a digital tachograph card
  3. Practical Test – training, ability test, practical demonstration and, upon successful completion, issue of your DQC card
  4. Starting Your New Role – completion of the transition process

Applications can only be made through an identified LGV Trainee Driver role via our careers website, and we are unfortunately unable to accept expressions of interest through the TDC email address.

Due to the commitment required both from yourself and the business, you will be required to sign a learning agreement regarding the funding of the training and testing. For further information on the scheme please contact TDCs@dhl.com

Benefits

As part of a growing DHL population you will receive access to a variety of our excellent benefits which may include; 25 days holiday, pension scheme, medical cover, childcare vouchers, retail discounts, flexible working, career development, access to global opportunities and many more!

Our drivers benefit from:

  • High specification cabs
  • Company funded CPC training
  • Safety equipment 
  • DVSA earned recognition status
  • A future career path in to other jobs, including global opportunities
  • Access to DHL advantages scheme (acess to discounts and retail vouchers)
  • Full uniform

Meet Our People

Our people are our biggest strength and each career story is unique. To understand why our employees are so passionate about their work, what motivates them every day and how they master challenges, view their stories and get inspired.

  • What three words would you use to describe DHL?

    Accommodating. Safe. Recognising.

    What do you enjoy about driving/why did you become a driver?

    I always knew I wanted to be a driver – driving was in the family and I was always interested in it. At a young age I joined the Royal Airforce where I originally became a driver before joining DHL later down the line. My world just collided with DHL and I haven’t looked back since.

    What makes DHL your employer of choice?

    There’s never any bias with DHL, no-one will tell you that you can’t do something. I have a fantastic work life balance and work with a great bunch of people. 

  • What three words would you use to describe DHL?

    Respectful. Caring. Accommodating.

    What do you enjoy about driving/why did you become a driver?

    I became a driver as I sought the freedom to manage my time, manage my day, and be my own boss on the road. I love driving, every day is different and I am just really happy being a driver.

    What makes DHL your employer of choice?

    I have a great shift pattern which allows me the work life balance that I seek to have alongside my driving career. 

  • What three words would you use to describe DHL?

    Excellent. Best Company. Equal treatment.

    What do you enjoy about driving/why did you become a driver?

    Having always admired Lorries and Truck driving, I always knew being a driver was amongst my interests. Starting off as a Drivers mate with DHL, I worked my way through my licenses with the company before becoming a Driver.

    What makes DHL your employer of choice?

    The fact that DHL does everything above board, makes DHL my Employer of Choice. With a focus on things done properly, through a safe system, it really is a Great Place to Work. 

  • What three words would you use to describe DHL?

    Motivating. Consistent. Progressive.

    What do you enjoy about driving/why did you become a driver?

    The sense of freedom attracted me to driving. On every contract there are different things going on and different settings, giving you variety every day.

    What makes DHL your employer of choice?

    The opportunities within DHL are endless. Whether it’s a different vehicle or mode of transport, through to working on another contract and having a complete change within the DHL umbrella, there is always room to explore different potential avenues throughout your career. 

  • What three words would you use to describe DHL?

    Understanding. Friendly. Developing.

    What do you enjoy about driving/why did you become a driver?

    Driving my lorry and feeling like the Queen of the road is why I love being a driver. It must be said though, I also work with a great bunch of people.

    What makes DHL your employer of choice?

    With good wages and hours that suit me, DHL allows me to be Mum alongside a Driver. 

Start Your Application Today

We are always looking for diligent and passionate drivers to join our team. Start your journey with us: