Freight News

Rhenus recruits future forwarders

[ February 17, 2015   //   ]

Freight forwarder Rhenus Logistics has launched a new graduate programme to attract students with skills from non traditional subjects to encourage the next generation to take up a career in the logistics sector.

Separate placements focus on managerial skills and the other on engineering and both will run for 24 months.

Chester University Archaeology graduate, Michael Beeston (right), will be completing the system programme in Bradford. He will work closely with Germany, developing a new Road Transport Management System (RTMS) to be integrated across the whole of the UK initially and eventually implemented with The Rhenus Group internationally.

James Cowper (left), recently graduated with a Maths degree from Manchester University, will take on the management focused graduate placement. He will be based at Rhenus’ UK headquarters in Manchester working alongside the managing director. As well as completing managerial tasks from attending sales meetings to visiting a number of Rhenus departments in the UK, he will also support Michael Beeston in implementing the RTMS.

David Williams, managing director at Rhenus, said: “As the logistics sector grows, it is crucial we play a part in supporting and inspiring the next generation. The two separate programmes will provide our new recruits with a comprehensive, hands-on experience, including taking on a number of different roles within the business. Once completed, we aim to provide a permanent position at Rhenus with allowances for steady career progression.”

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