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A busy week for DHL volunteers…

Last week saw DHL colleagues from all across the UK support multiple DHL UK Foundation programmes and UK charitable initiatives:Get Into Logistics with The Prince's Trust

On Wednesday 11th November, eleven young people from the Heston Community School visited the DHL Express UK Head Office in Hounslow. The Workplace Workshop, part of Teach First’s employability programme, saw students inspired about the world of work, DHL and the logistics industry. Led by Paul Manley and his team, the students met colleagues from a range of functions including Apprentices in the IT team and even Phil Couchman, the CEO.

On Thursday 12th November, eighteen unemployed young people from Dartford joined the Taster Day for the Get Into Logistics programme with The Prince’s Trust. Good luck to all of the young people who are starting two weeks of work experience in the busy warehouse environment!

On Friday 13th November, another ten pupils took part in a Teach First Workplace Workshop. The students from Abbeyfield School joined Nigel Hutton and his team at the DHL Supply Chain & Tesco National Frozen Distribution Centre in Daventry.


“As a site we are extremely proud to support Teach First and such a worthwhile initiative.  The pupils were amazed at the type of work DHL  carries out and all the customers that we work with. Not only did the students learn how essential DHL are in everyday life – but even the volunteers got something out of it.” Nigel Hutton, General Manager, DHL Supply Chain,  Daventry

Trustees volunteering


After the trips the pupils spoke enthusiastically about their experience of DHL, the “supportive and funny” staff they met, with some asking: “When can we come again?” Some even said they were interested in DHL and the logistics industry as a future career option.

And finally, three DHL UK Foundation Trustees joined the team of volunteers who took part in the BBC Children in Need telephon at the East Midlands Airport call centre – the volunteers handled over 2,500 calls (all of which were answered withing 2 seconds!) and took more than £70,000 in donations.

(Left to right: Tim Slater, Denzil Mascarenhas & Elizabeth McQueen).

A huge thank you to everyone who took part!