DHL launches jobs programme for former service personnel

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DHL has launched its Military Employability Programme with the Career Transition Partnership in Rugby for former military personnel working towards their Driver Qualification Card.

Participants have completed an initial five-day training programme, involving a mixture of classroom and practical exercises, and are now mid-way through a 12-day attachment to DHL, undertaking commercial driving duties. Following this, attendants will undertake three days of employability skill development and screening.

Further to this, those that pass the course will be assisted in identifying full-time employment opportunities.

Tim Slater, managing director of transport UK and Ireland at DHL Supply Chain, said: “The training to date has been a real success, with participants developing their core skills and driving expertise for the commercial world. We hope the real-world experience they gain will support their future career options, with the prospect of a full-time job with DHL for those who meet the required standard.”

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