At Rhenus, trust is our greatest asset. And to grow that trust, we assign new graduates responsibilities in record time-while supporting them with a variety of training courses and development programs. Whether you join us as a trainee or step directly into a vacant position, you can be sure of one thing: we welcome your fresh ideas, eagerness to try out new things and dedication to search for alternative solutions, either as part of a team or simply with a focus on carving out your personal career in our world of logistics. We are at your side every step of the way, giving you everything you need for a successful start: look forward to fair treatment in a warm, friendly environment as you embark on exciting assignments and projects in one of our four business units. Sounds like a dream start into working life? Then it's time to make it a reality, with Rhenus.
Rhenus offers graduates a variety of opportunities in logistics, sales, IT, finance, controlling and more.
The ideal Rhenus candidate for all positions are those who are ready and willing to roll up their sleeves, appreciate our unique down-to-earth, problem-solving attitude, consider openness and team spirit important, and are eager to contribute their own ideas.
In return we'll offer you the support you need by giving you responsbility from day one and providing training and development opporunties. That translates into a broad range of potential career paths to suit your specific needs.
Oliver Brown: Marketing Management Graduate
What I've Learnt & Done:
After graduating from university, studying Business with a placement year, I started Rhenus in September 2018. Joining the team in Manchester as a Marketing Graduate I had an eventful first few months. New to the logistics world, I soon discovered it's a complex, varied industry, but one with endless opportunities. As I did a placement year, the office lifestyle wasn't as much of a shock, but it definitely helped that everyone in Rhenus made me feel so welcome from day one. To date, I've been involved in a variety of projects, from website content to PR. My primary role has been transitioning to taking over the UK's marketing responsibilities, so I have regular contact with our central team in Germany and my colleagues across the UK.
Position I'm Currently In:
I work in the UK marketing team, reporting into one of our Branch Managers while also working closely with our UK commercial team and central marketing team.
Since my placement year two years earlier at a conglomerate I was sure I wanted to work at a global company - although when asked for an example of a global company most people wouldn't jump to Rhenus, I soon discovered the company to be a "sleeping giant", with over 31,000 employees spanning 660 offices, making it truly global. Having said this, although global, Rhenus is a family-owned company, so you have the benefits of a company with a global presence, such as travelling and learning from colleagues across the globe. While also benefiting from the family-owned side, with a closer-knit community.
What Motivates Me:
Repressing the Rhenus brand image in the UK is a massive motivator to me. Personally, when I see a company's website, or brochure, it immediately impacts my opinions of the company and brand, and ultimately plays a large part in my decision to choose the company or not. Though I may not work with our end customers directly I enjoy the satisfaction of hearing a customer was pleased with our marketing material for example.
My Favourite Project/Achievement At Rhenus:
Brexit. If you asked me a year ago it would be at the very bottom of my favourites list. However, having had the chance to work with some of our key Brexit experts it's given me a wealth of knowledge in customs and allowed me to create new ideas to present existing, but unused information.
Advice To Others:
My advice to others would be to support yourself with as much work experience as possible and most importantly, be open-minded. Entering a new industry or job role can be quite a challenge at first so you need to keep an open mind to learning opportunities and new ideas for your job role.