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Future Leaders Programme

Job in 's-Heerenberg, the Netherlands

Degree level


Job function

Supply chain

Required language

English (Fluent)

Work experience

0 to 2 years

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Hi there,

Thanks for stopping by! At this time applications for the Mainfreight Future Leaders Programme are closed however if you would like to be informed when they open again, please leave your details on our website and we will be in touch. In case you have any questions about the programme, please don't hesitate to give me a call at +31 314 672 777.

Looking forward to hearing from you soon. Keep safe!


Claire van Welzenis

Future Leader Recruiter

Our traineeship is for ambitious high potential people who are looking for a long term relationship in a special company offering development, growth and a career!

The requirements you need to fulfill are:

  • You are recently graduated with a bachelor or master degree;
  • You hold a European passport;
  • You have a passion to work in the Supply Chain;
  • You have a high command of English language and you are a native speaker of the Dutch, French, German, Romanian, Polish, or Italian language.
  • You want to develop and grow yourself.

Explore a world of opportunities and see how our Future Leaders Programme can kick-start your career!

Our management traineeship is an intensive 3-year program that provides you with all the tools to become a great leader, trusted specialist or sales champion. You will have the opportunity to create your own career path within Mainfreight Europe. This traineeship is all about developing you!

Your journey

Right from the start, you will get to work in an operational role and on projects whilst benefiting from a clearly defined structure of training and coaching. You will fulfill two or three different roles during the program. Each role has its own specific responsibilities and challenges. From driving a forklift and handling shipments, doing sales calls, visiting customers, leading a team to strategizing with experienced managers. You will be active in the full range of supply chain management activities!

You can follow an international career path as well as a local career path and you can fulfill roles in different disciplines. You do not have to choose from the start, you will create your own career on the way! Because we know that ambitions and interests change while your are developing and growing.

Our offer

You will learn on the job and through involvement in (strategic) improvement projects whilst being coached. Furthermore we yearly provide excellent leadership courses and team building activities. Next to this, quarterly you will participate in our so called Future Leaders sessions which are designed to be inspirational and visionary as our European executive team is involved as well. In addition, the coordinator of our trainee programme as well as internal and external coaches will be there to help you identifying your strengths, improvement areas and how to deal with the challenges you definitely will face during your career at Mainfreight.

We have a ‘promote from within’ philosophy which means we are committed to develop you further. After the 3-year programme, we will continue to invest in you. Former trainees of the program are now on roles such as Logistic Operations Manager, Air & Ocean Branch Manager, Forwarding Business Unit Manager, European Sales Manager or European Controller.

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About Mainfreight Europe
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As a global logistics provider, Mainfreight offers managed warehousing and international and domestic freight forwarding. With team and branches across Australia, China, Europe, South America, New Zealand and the United States Mainfreight continues to expand its global footprint. Listed on the New Zealand Stock Exchange we continue to work towards our 100 year vision. We also enjoy co-operative arrangements with...

8,000 employees

What employees are saying

Lucas Berm

Future Leader

Lucas Berm

After successfully finishing the Master International Management and traveling across South and Central America I received a message on from Mainfreight. If I was interested in their Future Leaders Programme. After getting to know the company culture and people who work there, I saw a perfect...

Nena van Londen

Training & Development

Nena van Londen

My life with Mainfreight began in 2013 when I did my internship for my Master Work and Organizational psychology. I continued working for the Training & Development team for four years. After that I was a team leader for 1.5 year at our Warehousing branch in...