In 1976, in the small town of Skuldelev in Denmark, 10 owner operated hauliers joined forces and founded DSV – De Sammensluttede Vognmaend (The Sammensluttede Hauliers). Since then, DSV has evolved to become a world-leading supplier of transport and logistics.
Today, DSV provides and manages supply chain solutions for thousands of companies every day – from the small family run business to the large global corporation. DSV’s reach is global, yet its presence is local and close to its customers. DSV has 60,000 employees in more than 90 countries, working passionately to deliver great customer experiences and high quality services – and help ensure a steady supply of goods to production lines, outlets, stores and consumers all over the world.
Founded in 1976, DSV is now one of the very best performing companies in the transport and logistics industry. The Company’s culture and service are defined by its global values:
- Customers first
DSV puts its customers first by delivering great customer experiences and high quality services. DSV is proactive in its customer dealings and work hard to retain customers. DSV makes it easy for its customers to do business with the Company.
- Best performance
DSV is transparent and driven by results. The people at DSV work together as ONE DSV across the Company’s entire global network. DSV is driven by entrepreneurship and local empowerment.
- True collaboration
DSV takes ownership and shows initiative. The people of DSV collaborate and communicate in a respectful way, and they also practice open dialogue.
DSV is organized into three divisions offering the complete range of services to support its customers’ entire supply chain:
- Air & Sea – transportation by air and sea
- Road – transportation by road
- Solutions – warehousing and logistics services
As a freight forwarder, DSV does not own or operate transport equipment; actual transportation of goods is carried out via DSV’s global network of partners and subcontractors (carriers and hauliers).
More than 1,500 offices, terminals and warehouses across the world enables DSV to be close to its local markets while taking advantage of a global perspective and network to secure the best possible service at highly competitive rates.
DSV Job Areas
DSV offers job opportunities in various fields. The following is a list of the job areas at DSV that you can choose from and start your career.
- Freight Forwarding and Supply Chain
To work with freight forwarding and supply chains, you need to know how ti keep your head cool, act quickly and work strategically. You are the architect behind the transport process and if you join DSV, you will be given the whole world as your workstation as well as a world of opportunities. Whether you help DSV’s customers forward their goods from A to B or design complicated supply chain solutions, DSV will help you forward your career as well.
- Warehousing and Distribution
The people at DSV who work in warehousing and distribution are essential to fulfilling DSV’s purpose – without them, DSV would not be a global transport and logistics company. Working here will give you direct contact with DSV’s customers, their goods and the logistic processes at a practical level. In other words, you will be the link that keeps the supply chain running. It’s thanks to you that medicine, food and clothes find their way to consumers and the people who need them.
Excellent IT is crucial to the transport industry – the systems behind the scenes which keep the wheels turning and fuel the massive machinery that DSV calls international logistics. The people at DSV take the IT function very seriously and that’s why DSV keeps it in house. This means that you’ll get lots of opportunities to work closely with colleagues with a myriad of different skills, towards common goals in business-critical projects.
- Finance and Administration
Efficiency in the back office is a major key to DSV’s continued success. You will ad value by growing a smooth operation with the knowledge and tools to perform and meet change. You know why the right strategy makes a difference and you love to solve problems. Whether you work with people, organizations, communication, quality or support you will be part of a highly-tuned engine and steering DSV forward.
- Sales and Marketing
The transport industry is a fast growing, multimillion dollar business. Working in marketing or sales in one of the world’s biggest logistics companies will give you a great opportunity to join DSV’s journey towards the top. DSV is constantly expanding and is looking for bright minds with a thorough understanding of the market mechanisms in its industry. It’s all about DSV’s customers and how to expand in a fast growing and intensive commercial field with no speed limits.
DSV likes to develop its own people at all levels of business. Whether you wish to work abroad, pursue a career in management or specialize within a specific area of the business, DSV can help you reach your goals.
Young DSV Training Program
The program for young freight forwarders in DSV is a 2-year journey. During the 2 years, you will receive a lot of practical on-the-job training in a local DSV department. The theoretical part of the Young DSV Program consists of 8 different modules conducted by a Danish business school.
- Module 1: Introduction to forwarding
- Module 2: General freight forwarding
- Module 3: Road transport / Air and Sea
- Module 4: International payments, CMR and Dangerous goods
- Module 5: Logistics
- Module 6: Warehouse and terminal
- Module 7: Multimodal transport
- Module 8: Final project and exam
During the program, you will also receive training from experts within the industry and the business. You will have regular follow-up meetings with your immediate manager in order to ensure that you are on track and that you improve your skills according to the plan. You will complete a final project followed by an exam. When you have passed the exams, you will receive a formally recognized qualification which proves that you are a fully skilled DSV freight forwarder.
Apply for the Young DSV Training Program
If you have the drive, talent and enjoy taking on responsibility, DSV will give you the support you need to explore your potential and forward your career. DSV is looking for young people who are ambitious, curious and willing to learn, develop and grow – people with a desire to join a winning team in the transport industry.
The program is flexible depending on your background and prior education. however, DSV expects that you:
- Enjoy working in a busy and unpredictable environment
- Are driven by results ad by improving yourself
- Are interested in providing excellent service to DSV’s customers
- Are proactive and self-confident
- Understand numbers and enjoy finding creative solutions to challenges
- Are a good team-player
- Are fluent in English
If you recognize yourself in the description above and you are ready to begin a career in DSV, please send your CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please ensure to state in the headline the country you are applying for and if you hold a current work permit for this country.
Please note that not all countries are currently recruiting trainees.
For more information, please refer to the Young DSV Program web page.