Deutsche Post DHL Group continues to grow vocational training and certification opportunities in 2018

Company again offers vocational training opportunities to some 2,600 young people

  • Offerings span 18 different occupational fields and 13 dual courses of study
  • Innovative new training in the area of combined and parcel delivery

With some 510,000 employees around the globe, including 210,000 in Germany, Deutsche Post DHL Group is one of the largest employers both in Germany and the world. It is the largest provider of vocational training in the industry, offering training in a diverse range of disciplines across 18 vocational fields and 13 dual courses of study, including technical mechanics, business administration, IT as well as courier, express and postal services. In 2018 the Group will offer some 2,600 traineeships in total.

The Group has also developed an innovative new opportunity for trainees in the area of mail and parcel delivery, traditionally the largest group of trainees at Deutsche Post DHL Group. Along with the traditional two-year dual course of study, the Group will offer a new type of training for Courier, Express and Postal Services specialists (FKEP) in 2018 aimed primarily at older applicants with previous work experience. Once accepted to the program, candidates will first take part in intensive introductory training and discipline-specific trainings (e.g. driver safety) before moving on to full-time work in combined and parcel delivery. After three years they can then be officially certified as Courier, Express and Postal Services specialists (FKEP). This gives applicants two different options for completing the FKEP certification.

Deutsche Post DHL Group remains popular among candidates looking to complete their vocational training and certification. "Deutsche Post DHL Group offers a broad spectrum of vocational training and qualification opportunities," says Thomas Ogilvie, Deutsche Post DHL Group Board Member for Human Resources and Labor Director. "It is very important to us to be able to offer as many people as possible this kind of opportunity."

Some 35,000 young people applied for vocational training positions at Deutsche Post DHL Group in 2017. Increased market demand also meant a significant increase in hiring rates among newly qualified technical mechanics and professional drivers. The application process has now begun for positions available in 2018. Positions are generally available close to home, whether in large cities such as Frankfurt, Hamburg and Munich or in more rural areas. Applications are being accepted for both "in the field" positions (e.g. delivery specialists) as well as for office-based training. In all cases, applicants should demonstrate initiative, willingness to learn, service orientation and dependability. Candidates with all types of secondary school qualifications are welcome to apply. More information is available online at or by calling +I (0)800 / 80 10 333.

Source: Deutsche Post DHL

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