DB Schenker is the world’s leading global logistics provider supporting industry and trade in the global exchange of goods through land transport, worldwide air and ocean freight, contract logistics and supply chain management.
In association with TU Dublin and MTU Cork we run an apprenticeship programme for Freight Forwarding personnel. The apprenticeship gives people who do not have relative industry experience the opportunity to become trained professionals within the Logistics industry.
At DB Schenker, you are part of a global logistics network that connects the world. A network that allows you to shape your career by encouraging you to contribute and truly make a difference. With more than 76,000 colleagues worldwide, we welcome diversity and thrive on individual backgrounds, perspectives and skills. Together as one team, we are Here to move.
Our program is a workplace and educational-based training system focused on developing the individual skills of every apprentice to grow their personal career whilst contributing to the future success of DB Schenker and the logistics industry.
Apprentices must be at least 18 years of age and meet one of the following LAA programme entry criteria:
• H7/O6 or above in five leaving certificate (or equivalent) subjects. A minimum of grade O6 must be obtained in English. A minimum of grade O6 or a B2 or above in Foundation level must be obtained in mathematics.
• Holders of a QQI Level 5 or Level 6 (or equivalent) in cognate areas (e.g. business, logistics and distribution, supply chain management, etc)
• Applicants may also be eligible to become apprentices via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Benefits for Apprentices
Apprenticeship is an excellent pathway to gain the experience, skills, knowledge, competencies, and qualifications you will need if you wish to build a successful career in the logistics industry. DB Schenker Apprenticeship training and development is relevant and tailored to the needs of our company and our industry. Once you have completed the apprenticeship you will become a fully operational and experienced logistics professional.
Structure & Duration
This 2-year apprenticeship is standards-based, comprising of 1-day release to 3rd Level education during regular college semesters, culminating in annual examinations leading to a QQI Level 6 Higher Certificate in Logistics
The remuneration programme in place for the duration of the apprenticeship, as follows:
Year 1 is €21,000 plus €750 annual bonus and an apprentice contract of employment. Year 2 is €25,000 plus €750 annual bonus and an apprentice contract of employment.
Year 3 is €30,000 plus €1150 annual bonus and a permanent contract of employment.