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XPO Logistics Overview

Greenwich, CT (US)
10000+ employees
2011
Company - Public (XPO)
Transportation Management
$10+ billion (USD) per year
XPO Logistics is a top ten global provider of cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the most successful companies in the world. The company serves more than 50,000 customers worldwide with a highly integrated network of over 98,000 employees and 1,529 locations in 32 countries ... Read more

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2019 (#3), 2018 (#28)

Top CEOs: 2018 (#20), 2017 (#34)

Company Updates

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    Spotlight on our temperature-controlled facility in Hull

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XPO Logistics – Why Work For Us?


The XPO Logistics company values are at the heart of everything we do. 

Our values do not only provide the framework for how we do business with our customers, they guide the way we work with suppliers, local communities and each other. Across the company, our 98,000 people are linked by these six shared values - which really are the secret of our success.

Trustworthy

We believe that acting with integrity is the best way to earn trust. Our dependability fosters sound decision-making and accountability - not just with large projects, but in the small ways we interact daily with our customers, employees and suppliers. 

Responsive

We understand that our customers rely on us for frequent communications. We know how to quickly act so that others perform at their best - and while we are often under pressure, we are always respectful. We look for ways to contribute to the team effort to accelerate results.

United

We're a global team working with a shared purpose across regions, countries and continents to deliver our promises. We're engaged as a team to help our customers achieve success. 

Committed

We strive to provide every customer with service that is the best in the industry, as measured by the qualities or customers care most about. We operate with a strong work ethic, resulting in both efficiency and transparency in the performance of our jobs.  

 Entrepreneurial 

We embrace innovation, particularly when it comes to technology. We're willing to take on ambitious challenges and assume responsibility for finding solutions. We know how to think creatively as entrepreneurs within the discipline of operational excellence, while maintaining our obligation to create profitable growth and value for our shareholders.

Safety-Focused 

We infuse knowledge and passion for safe living, extending beyond the company to our customers, communities and families. We strive to be the standard of the industry through innovation and continuous learning.


From truck and forklift drivers to operators, freight forwarders, sales representatives, design analysts, agency, customs and HR managers - XPO Logistics encompasses a wide range of professions, in the fields of transport, logistics and freight forwarding, all of which are united by the common goal of providing an outstanding service.

At all stages of the supply chain, our employees are passionately and firmly committed to guaranteeing customer satisfaction. By upholding the values of entrepreneurship, excellence, commitment and solidarity, they guarantee operational excellence and ensure a highly efficient supply chain.

Guaranteeing operational excellence at all levels

Kick-start your career with our Graduate Programme.

XPO Logistics is committed to attracting talented individuals who want to build a successful career, starting with our two-year XPO Graduate Programme. This programme provides graduates with the perfect stepping stone to explore opportunities within our exciting business. As a diverse company that always strives for excellence, we demand a lot from our people. In return, we provide opportunities for continuous development and career progression – plus a great place to work and a salary to match!

What qualifications do I need to be considered for the XPO Graduate Programme?

You don’t necessarily need a logistics or transport-related degree, but you do need to have a genuine interest in the supply chain industry and have achieved a minimum of a 2:2 degree. Whilst relevant experience is preferred, the attitude and personality you bring to the role is most important. We look for people with ambition and drive who are ready to immerse themselves in the wider business and get things done with pace. We also value self-confidence and maturity, as well as positive energy and a logical mindset.

What does the XPO Graduate Programme entail?

This is a two-year programme, broken down into four six-month placements in different areas of the business, such as warehousing, transport, planning, projects and support services. You’ll be working with some well-known brands, including ASDA, B&Q, Iceland, ASOS and Tesco. In other words, you can be assured of a varied role!

In the first year, you’ll gain operational experience in both XPO divisions: Transport and Logistics. In year two, we’ll develop a bespoke programme that fits your specific areas of interest. You’ll have the opportunity to get involved in projects and support services. There may even be opportunities to work overseas, or with some of our customers on a secondment basis.

Where does the XPO Graduate Programme lead?

We want to cultivate future leaders. Following successful completion of the XPO Graduate Programme, you’ll have a good idea of the type of role that suits you best, and we hope to find that role for you in our business. If a suitable position isn’t available, you can be assured that you will have gained skills and experience that will be extremely valuable to other employers in the industry.

XPO Logistics now offers Apprenticeship Programmes in over 20 different areas, ranging from Level 2 to Level 6 degrees, with Level 7 (Masters) coming soon.

All of our apprenticeships are designed to deliver value for the participants and for our business. An XPO apprenticeship allows you to expand your knowledge, skills and understanding of the industry, whilst accruing invaluable experience on the job. By the end of a programme, you will have received a well-rounded, applied learning experience with formal accreditation.

An apprenticeship is no small feat. It requires a sustained commitment of at least 12 months, 20% dedicated off-the-job participation in learning, and in some cases, additional qualifications by an XPO business partner. It is also a fantastic opportunity for personal and professional development.

Under the apprenticeship levy, we offer core refresher programmes on operations, such as LGV Driver, Storage and Warehousing, and Traffic Office. Our strategic programmes have been redesigned according to the 2017 Apprenticeship Standards. These programmes include Business Improvement Techniques (CI and LEAN) and Leadership and Management. Our Leadership and Management apprenticeships span the range from first line managers to senior business leaders.

Additionally, we offer a broad range of function-specific programmes, such as Human Resources, Project Management, and Finance and Engineering, to name a few. These apprenticeships are dual-accredited, which ensures that participants gain a formal qualification as part of the programme. For example, our HR Level 3 and 5 apprenticeships have the CIPD qualification, and our Finance apprenticeships have the AAT Level 3 and 4 qualifications or the CIMA and ACCA.

In true XPO fashion, we are always looking one step ahead – dedicated to seeding future talent in niche and high-growth areas across the business. Our Learning and Development team consults with promising individuals and can arrange bespoke apprenticeships as required.

On these many levels, we are committing to developing the skills required to deliver optimum service for our customers and excellent results for our business.

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    Fantastic genuine leaders right across our business. Real opportunities if you want a good career in logistics.

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    None that are worth mentioning to be honest

    Advice to Management

    Keep driving the business forward with your leadership and commitment to our talent

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XPO Logistics Photos

XPO Logistics photo of: Some days, there's no better place to be than on the road!
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    I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at XPO Logistics.

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    Telephone screen followed by face to face interview. Communication was great, recruiter was polite and got back quickly. The office seemed like a nice place to work. I had a couple of days between the telephone screening and the interview to prepare. I got feedback within a week. One of the better interviewing processes i've been through.

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XPO Logistics Awards & Accolades

  • #3 Best Places To Work in the UK, Glassdoor Employees' Choice Award, 2018
  • World's Most Admired Companies, Fortune Magazine, 2018
  • Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Third-Party Logistics Providers Worldwide, Gartner Magic Quadrant for Third-Party Logistics Providers, Worldwide, 2018
  • Top CEOs UK, Glassdoor Employees Choice Award UK, 2018
  • Employees’ Choice - 50 Best Places to Work, Glassdoor Employees Choice Award UK, 2017
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