Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Freight Forwarding and Logistics Group Announces New Job Opportunities

Fifth Year of Training Scheme as Quality of Services Certified
Shipping News Feature

UK – GERMANY – EUROPE – Logistics and freight forwarding group DB Schenker will once attend this year’s Multimodal Exhibition in Birmingham and for 2014 the group has announced that it will again be boosting opportunities for young people this summer with new apprentices’ placements to follow in the successful footsteps of previous four intakes. The current (2013) crop of young professionals will all be attending the event at the NEC on the 1st May.

Schenker Limited, the UK arm of the global logistics services provider DB Schenker, has fifteen brand new opportunities for young people via its UK National Apprenticeship Programme to start a career within the logistics industry in this, the fifth year of the programme. The new group will be based in a variety of locations up and down the UK including Heathrow, Basildon, Felixstowe, Nuneaton and, this year, a placement at Bournemouth. As before they all will undertake a two year long apprenticeship with the company with a view to pursuing a career in the industry.

At the conclusion of the programme the apprentices will have completed extensive training and gained a full appreciation of the DB Schenker organisation. Each apprentice will be assigned a ‘buddy’ within the branch to oversee their workplace wellbeing. The buddy will also act as their own point of contact within the company, and will be the person they can go to for advice, coaching or support. UK Managing Director, Helgi Ingolfsson, who will also appear at Birmingham on April the 30th, commented:

“Our apprentice programme is expanding each year with more opportunities for young people to work within the logistics business. As I have said previously, I believe this is a crucial part of the long term development of our company.”

Another face on the Schenker stand on the same day will be newly appointed Matthias Kraus who has taken on the mantle of Airfreight Director after working within the group in various roles since 1997. His experience as Business Development Manager and Assistant to the Managing Director of the Taiwan operation followed by stints at Richmond, Virginia, Manchester and Nuneaton made him a natural choice when the company decided it would develop the airfreight side of the business even further.

It has been a good start to the year for Schenker in terms of professional recognition. Effective from February 2014 the DB Schenker Land Transport product quality has been certified by Det Norske Veritas Germanischer Lloyd (DNV GL). The granted network certificate covers the pan-European product portfolio consisting of DB SchenkerParcel, DB SchenkerSystem, DB SchenkerDirect and DB SchenkerHangartner.

For the first time, the certification additionally confirms that the established system for transporting, handling and storing of wrapped and packed dry foodstuffs is in accordance with HACCP food safety principles (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points). The group certification covers 730 locations in all countries being part of the DB Schenker Land Transport network and is subject to regular surveillance audits by DNV GL. Karl Nutzinger, member of the Board of Management of Schenker AG and responsible for Land Transport, observed:

“The certification beyond ISO 9001 standard is closely related to our business processes and sets high benchmarks in Land Transport. With this certificate we have strengthened and proven the excellent quality level of our services towards customers, which also has been confirmed in the latest customer satisfaction measurement. In combination with the ISO 9001 certification, in all countries we offer our customers proven quality at highest level.”

Photo: Induction of Schenker apprentices.