Firing the starting shot for talents: logistics apprenticeships at GLS

Around 40 apprentices start a career in the courier, express and parcel (CEP for short) sector at GLS each year. All with the same aim: to learn, work and forge a career in a market with a dynamic future.

We provide apprenticeships throughout Germany – at our head office in Neuenstein, East Hesse, and regionally at our locations. Our motto: we train for our company. If you perform well and are highly motivated, you have good prospects of a permanent job with great opportunities for development.

What you offer

You look forward to learning and working in a practice-oriented way. You see yourself as a team player – but you also want to take the initiative and take on responsibility yourself. You are keen to give your all and convince customers together with your colleagues. Have you already completed internships or gained experience abroad? Even better!

What GLS offers

In among the action from the start: at GLS, exciting tasks await you from the outset – as do friendly teams to give you a warm welcome. We also provide variety: during your logistics apprenticeship you will familiarise yourself with all the relevant departments. And afterwards? Perhaps you would like to add on career training as an entry point or start dual studies at GLS?

We support you during your logistics apprenticeship with extras such as:

  • Training and seminar offers
  • Covering costs for books
  • Team and location events
  • ADAC driving safety training
  • Christmas bonus and holiday pay (on a voluntary basis)
  • Trainee trip
  • Special benefits for good half-year and full-year grades
  • Contribution to vocational training school travel costs
  • Bonuses for good to very good final results


The extras may vary depending on the location.

What GLS offers with an apprenticeship in logistics

Your own salary from the start

Very good chances of being taken on

Well-founded training

Many further benefits

Businesspeople for office management

The all-rounders: businesspeople for office management ensure things run smoothly. Whether it is in accounting, procurement, communication and marketing, route supervision or customer service.

  • Period of training: 3 years
  • Contents: foundation in accounting, sales, and human resources and quality management, as well as service and organisation
  • Requirements: Good to very good secondary school certificate, or general university entrance qualification or university of applied sciences entrance qualification

CEP businesspeople

The planners: CEP businesspeople put together journey routes, organise transportation and inform customers about services. They are also responsible for human resources planning.

  • Period of training: 3 years
  • Contents: foundation in accounting, customer service, route supervision, dispatch, sales, communication and marketing, and human resources and quality management
  • Requirements: Good to very good secondary school certificate, or general university entrance qualification or university of applied sciences entrance qualification

CEP specialists

The experts in operations; CEP specialists process transport orders, generate offers and maintain customer contact. Trained CEP specialists can add an additional year of training to become CEP businesspeople.

  • Period of training: 2 years
  • Contents: foundation in commercial business processes
  • Requirements: at least a good to very good school-leaving certificate from a Hauptschule

Businesspeople for dispatch and logistics services

The specialists for goods: businesspeople for dispatch and logistics services organise, manage and monitor the entire logistics chain. From order acceptance to parcel sorting, warehousing and delivery.

  • Period of training: 3 years
  • Contents: foundation in accounting, sales, human resources and quality management, route supervision, dispatch, service and organisation
  • Requirements: Good to very good secondary school certificate, or general university entrance qualification or university of applied sciences entrance qualification

Warehouse logistics specialist

The warehouse expert: With their talent for diligence and orderliness, warehouse logistics specialists pave the way for smooth processes in the warehouse, ranging from storing parcels to customer contact

  • Period of training: 3 years
  • Contents: Skills and knowledge of logistics processes, including professional techniques for loading and unloading trucks, storing parcels, scheduling and customer service
  • Requirements: Good to very good secondary education certificate or general certificate of secondary education

Specialist in computer systems integration

The IT specialist: As internal service providers, specialists in computer systems integration are responsible for setting up, processing and administrating systems. Their extensive knowledge makes them the first point of contact when you encounter hardware and software problems.

  • Period of training: 3 years
  • Contents: Skills and knowledge in system architecture, hardware and software, programming techniques, and in the production and support for customer-specific information and communication solutions
  • Requirements: General university entrance qualification or university of applied sciences entrance qualification

IT management assistant

The IT all-rounder: IT management assistants can realise the entire IT process single-handedly, from planning to implementation. They offer an optimal mix of commercial activities and IT-related advisory.

  • Period of training: 3 years
  • Contents: Basic knowledge of accounting and controlling, project planning and implementation, procurement and the provision of systems, and user advisory and support.
  • Requirements: Good to very good secondary school certificate, or general university entrance qualification or university of applied sciences entrance qualification

Trainees in interview. Get to know us. Face-to-face.

Carolin Kubera, Trainee

 

Carolin Kubera (21) is currently completing her training as an Office Management Assistant at Distribution Center 46 in Dortmund. Carolin frequently comes into contact with customers and drivers and likes the go-getter mentality at GLS. Find out more about why her training is so exciting and what she loves about GLS and the logistics industry in this interview...

 

Why did you decide to train at GLS?

I first found out about GLS after seeing their delivery vehicles on the street. Out of curiosity and because I was looking for a position as a trainee, I did some research on what exactly GLS does and what training opportunities they offer. I found the wide range of duties involved in training to become an Office Management Assistant particularly interesting. Despite my being nervous in the job interview, it went very well, and I felt at ease and welcome from the very beginning. Which is ultimately what convinced me to join GLS!

What did you expect from your training and have your wishes been fulfilled?

I was hoping for it to be diverse and exciting, and for my colleagues to be nice and sympathetic, of course. And, also, the chance to become actively involved in the company and to get my hands dirty, so to speak, instead of just looking on. All this has come to fruition, which is something I am very happy about.

What areas of your work have you enjoyed the most during your training?

Dealing directly with the drivers in the warehouse to solve problems or helping to facilitate the logistics process. I especially enjoy working with the drivers and the customers. And, I also enjoy taking on a supporting role on different projects. The international environment allows me to improve and expand my language skills. There hasn’t been any area of my work which I haven’t enjoy doing. Thanks to my fantastic colleagues, all the types of work I've undertaken so far have been lots of fun. I learn something new every day in this exciting environment and that's something I really appreciate about GLS. It really is an extraordinary personal experience for me to see what happens behind the scenes in the logistics industry.

What plans do you have for the future after you have completed your training?

I'm currently in my 2nd year of training. Like any trainee, I'm striving for a permanent position after I've finished. I enjoy working at GLS a lot, my colleagues are fantastic and, of course, I would like to stay.