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Move Forward as Trainee Road Learning Lab

Are you a young, ambitious starter or an enthusiastic career changer ready for a challenging switch? Do you want to be trained to become a true professional in the transport industry and contribute to a leading international logistics company? Then the road learning lab is the right place for you!

You make it happen

With our road learning lab, we offer you an intensive training program where you will be trained as a transport professional through learning on the job. You will acquire essential skills and knowledge in transport, planning, customer contact, and the importance of order management. DSV gives you the opportunity to discover which roles within the transport industry suit you during this journey. You’re on it.

How you do this? As the cherry on top, this program concludes with an official NL QF level 3 (mbo-3) diploma, giving your career in the transport sector a kick-start. Throughout the training program, you will go through various blocks, walking through different departments where you will discover and master various aspects of the transport world. The various departments where you will gain experience, are linked to several modules, where you will learn, among other things:

  • advising customers, handling price requests, creating and providing (one-time) price quotes, following up on them, and understanding how the customer should book a shipment;
  • creating and checking orders and working with a transport management system. You will also engage in customer contact for clarifications or deviations, plan groupage transports, prepare documentation, and register transports;
  • loading and unloading goods, collaborating and coordinating with drivers, operating a forklift & EPT. You will also check transportation documents (checkpoint) and have the opportunity to ride along with one of our distribution drivers for two sessions;
  • handling transport requests. You will create the most optimal route and schedule planning for our own trucks, input your plans into our transport management system, and ensure a good balance between service and price agreements;
  • understanding the financial settlement of our transport shipments. In this final link of the chain, all the knowledge and experience you gained earlier come together. This includes invoicing, the correct financial settlement, and analyzing disputes, bottlenecks, or escalations.

Are you on track? Your progress and knowledge will be assessed through practical assignments and theory tests, in line with the learning blocks. In addition to practical assignments, various e-learning modules and cases will be used to assess your proficiency. At the road learning lab, you have the opportunity to develop yourself and become a transport professional with a diploma in hand. Are you ready for this challenge and want to conquer the world of transport?

We are DSV, we grow

DSV is a global provider of transport and logistics services. With offices in more than 80 countries and a growing network of partners, there is no place in the world we cannot reach via transport by air, sea, rail, courier or road or where we can offer storage in warehouses.

We invest in you as a future logistics professional. Your future? That is completely up to you; the world is at your feet,

says Patrick van Ulft, Managing Director Road.

In the Netherlands, we operate from over 25 branches, with more than 3,000 colleagues. Together we rise to the challenge of a rapidly changing environment. We make quick decisions at every level and combine ambition and teamwork. This is how we move forward and make a difference together.

You bring

  • some knowledge of transport and logistics is a plus, but we find good motivation much more important.
  • results-oriented and a proactive attitude.
  • resilience, as you switch environments with each block.
  • good command of both the Dutch and English languages.

It all counts for this vacancy of our road learning lab in Venlo. Furthermore, it is of course important that you feel at home with us. That will certainly be possible if you like to keep going, have guts and want to grow with DSV.

You get

Working at DSV means working at one of the top players in the logistics market. DSV is entrepreneurial and competitive, which is why we always want to grow as an organization. That is why we are looking for people who want to grow with us. Besides a challenging job in an international environment we also offer:

  • a salary tailored to your age and any experience you bring;
  • a unique way to combine work and study, with a recognized diploma to crown the knowledge and experience you have gained;
  • a 5% bonus (13th month) paid in November;
  • 24 vacation days, 4 ADV days, and 8% holiday pay;
  • you will work at a brand-new location, equipped with the most modern facilities, including a 150 m2 gym. 

Move forward

Send your resume with motivation or leave your details and we will contact you. Any questions about this vacancy? Our corporate recruiter Sanne Reijnders will answer all your questions via +31 (0)6 2303 5118 or

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Any questions?

Our recruiter Sanne Reijnders is ready for you.

Sanne Reijnders DSV