The Future Leaders Programme offers you an exciting opportunity to immerse themselves in the diverse and fast-paced global industry that is Mainfreight! We aim to give a great depth of understanding and practical knowledge that can help shape and mould you into one of our successful future leaders. Think you have got what it takes?
Who are we?

We're a business that's as much about problem-solving for our customers as we are about physically moving their freight. Today our business revolves around clever thinking, smart technologies, international logistics and above all, people. 

We manage the worldwide transport, logistics and distribution for our customers, getting their products from a point of origin into the hands of their consumers. We handle everything from perishable food and flowers to heavy duty machinery, wine – even designer cycling gear!

Future Leaders Programme

Our programme is open to School Leavers and Graduates and we are not like your average programme. We believe in giving everyone a practical and hands-on learning experience in order to really understand the nuts and bolts of the company. This is a real job where your contribution and team effort can make a real difference. You begin working on the floor, at the core of our business. It allows you to experience the Mainfreight culture, understand the inner workings of the company, be a part of a team, and a vital cog in the Mainfreight blue machine.

Learning the company by being part of the operations, literally means starting in the depot or the warehouse and handling freight. We are not bound by rigid rotations; we don’t hold your hand but give support and guidance to where you want to head. There is a lot of freedom and flexibility to carve out your own career path with the support from mentors, Branch Managers and other team members!

Where in the world are we?

With the world’s trading marketplace becoming more and more global, demand for Mainfreight’s services has never been higher. We’re opening up in new cities and new countries around the world, every few months.

A career with Mainfreight has the scope to take you to any part of our business in any one of these regions below.

We’re on a whirlwind journey – and we’re looking for talented, energetic people who can learn fast, grow and ultimately, lead our business into the future.  

Are you up for it?

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