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DACHSER invests in the next generation of logistics professionals

Six hundred and forty five young adults started their training across Germany at the logistics company DACHSER. Trainees were offered a number of professional placement options to choose from: two in business, two in IT, two in the trades, and one as a professional truck driver. The family business in cooperation with universities also offers courses in business administration with a focus on freight forwarding, transport, logistics, computer science, or business IT.

“DACHSER invests in its young people by providing them direction and focus. That’s the best way to retain specialists for the future,” DACHSER CEO Bernhard Simon said. “As a global player, we train our young talent to work in logistics at the international level. The foundation for a successful career is built on a mix of theory and practice during this time.”

DACHSER trains 1,350 junior logistics staff across all age groups in Germany. The training rate is around ten percent. The chances of being hired after completing a successful apprenticeship are excellent. “We offer high-quality training, which allows us to stimulate talent, pass on knowledge, and foster skills and expertise,” Vera Weidemann, Head of Corporate Human Resources said. This lets us fill high-level positions from our own ranks down the road.”

In the USA, DACHSER supports the investment in young professionals by offering a variety of domestic internships in partnership with local colleges and universities that have a focus on Supply Chain and Logistics. Currently, these internships are available at the companies Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and Atlanta offices.

“We believe these internships create a valuable opportunity for DACHSER to source young talent and train our staff from within," said Frank Guenzerodt, President and CEO of DACHSER USA. “As more students are interested in earning a degree in the logistics field, it is our goal to support the next generation and provide them with real world experiences that can shape their future in the industry.”

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