How much will your career deliver?

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Imagine being part of a 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.

More than just trucks and warehouses

Linfox is Asia Pacific’s largest privately-owned logistics company. Everyday our multinational team delivers food, medicines and resources in 12 countries. With over 190 sites across Australia and New Zealand, employing more than 24,000 people across Asia Pacific, you’ll see what it’s like to work with an iconic Australian business.

Six of Australia’s top 20 ASX listed companies choose to partner with Linfox, so if it’s in one of our customers’ stores, 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.

What’s in the box?

You can look forward to a first-class grounding in one of the fastest growing industries, including:

– Rotations at different sites across Australia

– A mentor during the program

– A wide range of career development opportunities and ongoing support

– Work with leaders in the logistics industry to keep the world moving

– Learning and development opportunities

– Exposure to the entire supply chain network

– A company-wide commitment to safety.

What do I need to apply?

You will need to:

– Have completed your undergraduate degree between 2016 and end of 2019.

– Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident (including New Zealand citizens) at the time you apply

– Have a current driver’s licence and access to a vehicle when you start

– Be excited about the opportunities in the logistics industry.

Can you outfox the competition?

We are looking for the leaders of tomorrow, who have what it takes to keep us ahead of the competition. If you are resourceful, flexible and looking for a career that can take you places, we want to hear from you.

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

Where to next?

Scroll down to see what our graduates say about their experiences in our program or contact us via email graduates@linfox.com.

Our application process

Our graduate application process involves the following steps:

  • Online application
  • Video interview
  • Testing
  • Assessment Centre
  • Panel interview
  • Pre-employment checks
  • Offers

Applications open Friday 8 March 2019 and close Friday 12 April 2019.

 

Graduate Program FAQs

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 Emerging Careers Manager at graduates@linfox.com.

How many graduates do you accept each year?

We take around 15 to 20 graduates through the Linfox Graduate Program.  These numbers are subject to business needs.

What do you look for in a graduate?

We take on graduates from a diverse range of disciplines, but mainly from business, commerce, logistics, law, economics, finance, accounting and information technology.

We are looking for individuals who are passionate about a career in logistics and have an interest in operations management, transport, warehousing and distribution.

We also look for the following 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 2016 onwards
  • Minimum of a year’s work experience in any industry.

What can I expect?

Our 2-year development program consists 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 at times 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 conference

What about my career development?

As a graduate, your ongoing development is as important to us as it is to you.

We provide you with learning and development opportunities to equip you with industry knowledge and leadership 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, Intermodal, 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 recruitment process typically runs from March to June and we’ll keep you advised of your progress at each stage of the process. If you’re successful, you can expect an offer around July or prior. Good luck!

Do you offer a vacation or internship program?

Currently we do not offer a vacation or internship program, however this is something we are exploring for the future.

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

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

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.”