DHL launches recruitment in the UK to create 3,500 new jobs

DHL said this morning that the logistics giant plans to invest more than £ 190m. in creating 10 new collection and delivery depots across the UK and expanding 20 existing locations, creating 3,500 jobs.

The investment is part of DHL’s plan to expand its UK e-commerce business – DHL Parcel UK – through a cash boost of £ 482m.

This comes after the company experienced a 40% increase in volumes since the start of 2020, following a boom in its e-commerce department.

Nearly half of the money will be used to build the SEGRO Park Coventry Gateway, a hub south of Coventry Airport, in the West Midlands, which can accommodate up to 500,000 objects a day and will produce more than 600 new jobs in administration and production. .

The building will also be environmentally friendly, as it has design features, including solar panels and LED lighting, as well as charging points for electric cars.

It is part of the company’s sustainability strategy, which will see DHL spend seven billion euros (6.02 billion pounds) on sustainable fuel and clean technologies by 2030.

Peter Fuller, CFO of DHL Parcel UK, said: “This investment is a real demonstration of the excellent work our people and partners have done over the last two years to bring us to the level of growth that requires great expansion. to meet customer demand.

“E-commerce will continue to shape the world around us, this investment together with the strength of the DHL brand and our leading approach to digitization and sustainability will put us in a strong position to benefit from market growth,” Fuller concluded.

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