DHL Supply Chain has joined the Movement to Work scheme, which helps businesses train people aged 18-24.

As a result of their membership to the volunary collaboration of UK businesses, DHL will run traineeships for around 430 candidates per annum.

Candidates will spend six weeks with the company, where they will learn about, and have a chance to experience, various aspects of the logistics industry, including warehousing, customer service and support services.

The first two of the six weeks will predominantly involve classroom based learning, followed by four weeks of practical work experience.

While there is no driving included in the six week traineeship, 215 candidates will be given the opportunity to stay with DHL and join its own apprenticeship scheme, within which driver training is an available path.

Nikki Craig, senior vice president of human resources at DHL said: “With 764,000 young people not in education, employment or training it is essential that businesses play their part in supporting the next generation of their workforce.

“By joining Movement to Work, DHL is demonstrating our commitment to showing young people how varied a career in logistics can be. We’ve developed a diverse training course incorporating on the-job-experience, helping them to develop the skills and confidence to find a permanent job.”

Paolo Vicari, Movement to Work programme director, said: “We’re delighted that DHL has joined the movement and our mission to tackle youth unemployment. Companies like DHL are able to give young people a unique and invaluable experience and their support is critical for success.”