With an eye toward strengthening not only its future but also that of the entire industry, freight forwarder DSV recruited 18 young students (pictured) from all over the world to work at the company as “junior freight forwarders,” receiving on-the-job training for the next two years.
Chosen from the U.K,, Ireland, Spain, Belgium, Norway and Romania, the students will meet regularly to attend eight theoretical study modules, the last being their final project and exam, which, if passed, will lead to a European diploma in freight forwarding. The class started the second week of December at DSV global headquarters in Hedehusene, Denmark.
“The central idea is that all our freight forwarders should have the same education, allowing us to work from a joint platform of experience and best practice. And we need to secure a pipeline of young freight forwarders who can work throughout the entire global organization,” said Jan Jensen, global head of training and education.
DSV’s CEO, Jens Bjørn Andersen, said he would like to see more diversity among future leaders in the industry. He told them he started at DSV as a trainee, and that they, too, could go all the way in the company. Moving forward in the program, training will include specialization in air and sea freight forwarding as well as logistics solutions. Another ambition of DSV is to absorb all of the graduates into its global organization, and hopefully encourage them to migrate regularly across the DSV world to build their network and experience.