How much will your career deliver?

Linfox Australia 2019 Graduate Program

Imagine being part of the 24/7, 365-day-a year industry that delivers everything that makes life run smoothly. That’s what we do at Linfox – and on our 24-month graduate program, you’ll discover just how much a career in logistics can deliver for you too.

As a graduate, you’ll gain exposure to a wide range of business areas including commercial, continuous improvement, project management, fleet and safety and hands-on experience in transport, warehousing and distribution.

More than just trucks and warehouses

Linfox is Asia Pacific’s largest privately-owned logistics company. With 250 sites in 12 countries, employing more than 24,000 people you’ll see what it’s like to work with iconic customers like Coles, Woolworths, BHP, BP, CUB and Arnott’s,Tesco Lotus, Minor Foods to name a few.

Six of Australia’s top 10 companies choose to partner with Linfox, so if it’s in store, we probably delivered it. With continual investment in our productivity to increase the competitiveness of our customers you will see that we are involved in much more than just trucks and warehouses.

Since 2005, 20 graduates a year have launched their logistics career with Linfox. We invest in our success when we invest in people and as a Linfox graduate, we will prepare you for a leadership career in one of Australia’s fastest growing industries. Our Graduate Profiles show where you can take your career.

The goods

So what do we offer? During your time on the program, you will:

  • complete a comprehensive induction
  • do four rotations at various sites across Australia and New Zealand
  • work with a senior leadership mentor throughout the Program
  • get exposure to the entire supply chain network
  • build great networks and experience for your next career move.

Graduate Profiles

Past and present graduates are strong advocates of the program and many have gone on to enjoy successful senior careers at Linfox.

Hear it first from the following graduate success stories.

 

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Tina Dreher

Qualifications – Bachelor of Business – Human Resources and Econometrics

“I wasn’t sure if I wanted to work in logistics but the Linfox Graduate Program seemed really interesting and offered a lot of variation; every day would be different.

From my first rotation in Retail Transport, I knew I wanted to work with a dynamic transport operation. When I was offered the opportunity to complete my final rotation in Darwin as part of the Linehaul Transport Operations team, I was thrilled. Living away from home and working in a different environment allowed me to develop my skills in contingency management, while facing operational challenges unique to the Northern Territory.

The exposure I received to both Retail and Linehaul Transport Operations throughout the program allowed me to combine operational knowledge with the skills gained from my degree.

These experiences led me to my current role at Linehaul West Melbourne as Customer Optimisation Analyst, where the strong customer and operational focus complements my experience and analytical abilities.”

Dennis Lo

Qualifications – Bachelor of Accounting and Finance, Masters of Supply Chain

“I started the Linfox Graduate Program with a rotation in Retail Operations. Linfox encourage us make the most of our opportunities and from early on, I supervised a team of drivers and helped to implement a new business initiative.

I enjoyed this operational experience for many reasons, but most of all for the customer interaction. It gave me a great foundation for my development within the program.

My next rotation was with the finance and commercial team with our Resources and Industrial business unit. This was particularly interesting as the business unit has recently been awarded a number of new contracts with fuels customers.

The experience I gained through the program was invaluable and helped me to land my current role as Fleet Controller within Resources and Industrial, where I oversee the operations for one of our fuels customers and manage a team of drivers.”

Emily Reuter

Qualifications – Bachelor of International Business

“One of the first things I noticed when I joined the Linfox Graduate Program is that you really feel like part of the team.

The program is all about getting involved in different operations. I was lucky enough to have three hands-on rotations in Warehousing, Transport and Commercial/Finance contracts.

I was able to draw on the knowledge acquired during my degree and gain experience in the end to end operations of a chilled warehouse and a transport site that services over 200 stores daily. I gained exposure to the site’s daily operations including load planning, customer interaction and negotiation, budgeting, weekly financial reporting and driver safety.

In my final rotation within a Retail Transport operation I was given the opportunity to work alongside senior team members on a tender submission for an interstate Retail Transport contract, which paved the way to my current role as a Commercial Analyst within the Retail business unit.”

Graduate Program FAQs

You ask, we answer

Here are the answers to the questions we get asked the most. If you can’t find what you’re looking for here, contact our Graduate and Cadet Manager at graduates@linfox.com

How many graduates do you accept each year?

We take on 15 to 20 graduates through the Linfox Graduate Program, so competition is strong. But then, you love a challenge!

What do you look for in a graduate?


We take on graduates from a diverse range of disciplines, from business and logistics to agricultural science – and even zoology.

The key thing is that you are passionate about a career in logistics and have an interest in operations management, transport, warehousing and distribution.

We also look for these qualities in our Linfox graduates:

  • Ability to work in high pressure environments
  • Ability to work with and lead all levels of operators
  • Total commitment to safety
  • Commitment to learning and personal development
  • Respect for our drug and alcohol policies
  • Courage to step out of your comfort zone

Am I eligible for the program?


To be eligible, you must have:

  • Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency
  • Current drivers licence and own vehicle when you start
  • An Australian or New Zealand tertiary qualification (minimum of a Bachelor Degree) completed from 2015 onwards
  • Minimum of one year’s work experience in any industry.

What can I expect?

Our 24- month development program is made up of four rotations across different business units. These will help you develop core operational skills. Because logistics is a fast-paced environment with operations running around the clock, it’s important to know that you may not work in a standard 9 to 5 role.

What support will I get?


We’ll provide you with ongoing support right the way through the Program including:

  • Induction in Melbourne.
  • Operational and senior mentors to provide coaching and guidance
  • Buddy allocated from our graduate alumni
  • Contact with site and operations managers to help with development and relationship building
  • Annual development conferences

What about my career development?


As a graduate, you are a future leader at Linfox, so your ongoing development is as important to us as it is to you.

We provide you with a structured learning and development framework to equip you industry knowledge and the leadership management skills to transition into an ongoing role at the end of the program.

You’ll be supported by your Emerging Careers Manager, your mentors, your buddy and your rotational managers to find your ideal role in Linfox. In addition, you’ll also get exposure to contacts across three separate business units who will provide you with the skills to transition to a permanent role.

Recent graduates have gone into roles including Shift Supervisors, Operations Managers, Transport Schedulers, Supply Chain Analysts and Transport Managers.

And of course, no matter where you are on your Linfox career journey, you’ll always have access to a wide range of personal and professional development options through our 24-hour online development portal, Linfox College.

Where will I be based?


With 250 sites around Australia and four rotations, you can expect to be based in several different locations during the Program. Our sites are typically in the outer suburbs so you may need to travel for your role.

You’ll get hands-on experience across our transport, warehousing and distribution operations and work with iconic customers in the FMCG, Linehaul, Resources & Industrial, Government & Defence and Retail sectors.

When will I hear about my application?


We’ll be in touch directly after you submit your application. Our interview process typically runs from April to August and we’ll keep you advised of your progress at each stage of the process. If you’re successful, you can expect an offer from August onwards. Good luck!

How to Apply

“There’s always got to be a better way of doing it.”

– Lindsay Fox, AC

Logistics is one of the fastest-growing industries in the country and we are looking for graduates who can help take us into the future with strong leadership and great ideas that will outfox the competition.

Our 2019 Graduate Program recruitment process provides you with an insight into what a Linfox logistics career is all about. It’s your opportunity to decide if this is a good fit for you – and vice versa.

Breaking it down

Our graduate application process involves the following steps:

  • online application
  • group interview
  • Linfox site tour and meeting with a Site Manager
  • participation in a behavioural interview with a member of our Senior
  • Leadership Team
  • two employment-based reference checks
  • final Executive Leadership Team interview.

For more information please contact Graduate and Cadet Manager at graduates@linfox.com.

We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.