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DHL Express UK

Location:
Colnbrook
Established in
1969
Employees
4576
             

About us

DHL Express transports urgent documents and goods reliably and on time from door-to-door in more than 220 countries and territories, operating the most comprehensive global express network. DHL Express is also one of the largest air carriers worldwide

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Awards

What employees say

"The culture is unreal, so motivating and we are just one big family! Our executives have done an exceptional job during the pandemic where every single employees safety and wellbeing have been at heart. They continue to listen to our concerns and work with us to get the best out of us. The best decision I have ever made starting at DHL Express and continuing my Journey with them. We work with some beautiful people from all walks of life and it's the people that keep us here" 

"We thrive on our motivated people who keep the customers are at the heart of everything we do. There is a sense of community, belonging with in the DHL Family, you can reach out for help and support anytime. Colleagues are always happy to help, or point you in the right direction"

"The DHL culture is one of the main reasons I have worked here for over 25 years and still feel passionate about the company"

Ruby Chiwanza
Bond Supervisor
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95%
People here are treated fairly regardless of their sexual orientation.

93%
People here are treated fairly regardless of their race or ethnic origin.

93%
People here are treated fairly regardless of their sex.

93%
When you join the organisation, you are made to feel welcome.

90%
This is a physically safe place to work.

90%
I am given the resources and equipment to do my job.

What defines us

It really is all about our people. Being empowered to do the right thing for our customers and our teams, having a passion for what we do, and supporting each other to achieve our 'Best Day Every Day'. 

There are great opportunities for career progression, and those who develop their career with us stay for an average of almost 20 years. The Certified International Specialist programme equips our people with the knowledge they need for their role, whilst programmes such as our Leadership Academy develop our future managers. 

Giving back is often a team activity with charitable initiatives running across the business, from fund-raising through to beach cleaning! 

COVID may have changed the way we're working, with operational teams socially distanced and our office staff home-working, but in additional to the usual Zoom get-togethers, we've also found creative ways to have some fun! Euro Party saw many of our talented colleagues from across Europe live stream DJ sets on a Friday afternoon!

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What inspires us

We celebrate and reward our employees in many ways. From 'Appreciation Week' to 'I Love IT' day and 'Customer Service Week,' thanking our teams for the great work they do is a part of our culture. DHL employee events are legendary!  We also love cycling, netball and many other sporting events.  

While socialising has been difficult during Covid, in the summer every team got together outdoors for Team Day Out while the weather allowed! 

The Festive Season is marked with a choice of hamper for all employees, plus this year additional items, including a blanket, hat & advent calendar.

In addition all our employees are part of a bonus or commission scheme, as we want everyone to share in the company's growth and success. With access to benefits such as an enhanced pension scheme, health cash plan and discounts at well-known retailers, there are a great range of benefits on offer.


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At a glance

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Action highlights


We work hard to foster a culture where outstanding performers are rewarded and recognized:

• Peer to Peer recognition programme’ called Extra Mile – Employees nominated by their peers receive awards. Recipients of Extra Mile can then progress to be ‘Employee of the Quarter’ and ultimately ‘Employee of the Year’.  We have had over 2,500 nominations this year!

• Long Service Awards - We value employees that are loyal and dedicated to DHL and from 5 years onwards we celebrate with a range of awards.

There are a number of programmes and resources for employees to look after their wellbeing at DHL Express UK including:

• Health & Wellbeing communities online - 4000 employees across Europe share tips on a H&W Facebook page, and over 1000 log their runs together on Strava!

• Yoga, Meditation & Mindfulness - RAM Yoga is a company run by a DHL employee and offer free yoga, meditation and mindfulness classes at the Southern Hub Head office and online classes for employees working from home.

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Word from the top

This is the second year DHL Express UK has achieved Great Place to Work® certification. Following our first year we were incredibly proud to be ranked #4 in the UK’s Best Workplaces. This achievement also contributed to our company being ranked #1 in Europe, and then in October 2021 DHL Express was officially named the World’s Best Workplace™!

As for our most recent survey findings, there’s a lot we can all feel proud of. Here at DHL we try to foster a culture that balances the two ‘Rs’ – ‘Respect and Results’, and the 2021 GPTW survey suggests we’re striking that balance well.

We’re proud to be a great place to work, and the world’s most international company. If you want to join ‘the big yellow machine’ get in touch today! 

Caroline Andrews
Vice President of HR, UK & Ireland
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Career and jobs

Application tips

For candidates wishing to apply for opportunities at DHL Express, our Careers website offers guidance, hints and tips on how to make a stand out application. It also includes an FAQ section on the Application to ensure that candidates are as informed as possible about DHL as an organization: 

DHL.com - how to start your career within DHL

 

 

Our great workplace

Our Career website also provides a detailed summary of the recruitment process so individuals know and understand what they can expect from the interview process:

DHL.com - how to start your career within DHL

Search for current vacancies here: Careers.dhl.com

 

Contact
Donna Breadmore
Recruitment and Talent Business Partner

Tel: 07793180622
Email: donna.breadmore@dhl.com
0870 608 8780
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