Why Join Us?

We are proud of the Benefits and Rewards that we offer our employees in addition to a comprehensive development programme.

Select a section below to find out more.

Benefits

In addition to a competitive salary you can expect to receive:

  • Membership to a Group Personal Pension including life assurance (The People's Pension for temporary contracts)
  • Sick pay (after qualifying periods)
  • Free uniforms
  • Free parking (except Castlemead, Bristol)
  • Holiday trading
  • Annual holidays that start at 22 days, plus bank holidays and service days
  • Comprehensive benefits schemes
  • Full training and development and a promote-from-within ethos
  • Incentive programme for management roles
  • Attractive company car scheme for applicable roles
  • Private medical insurance for applicable roles

My Choice

The MyChoice Scheme provides you with a selection of additional benefits that you can select from and pay for from your earnings. These include:

  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Annual holiday trading
  • Employee and partner Life assurance
  • Ride2Work Scheme
  • Dental Insurance
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Annual Travel Insurance
  • Employee and partner Critical Illness Cover
  • Personal Accident Insurance
  • Gym membership


MyShopping

MyShopping offers discounted shopping from over 900 national retailers. The site includes an exsive range of retailers including M&S, Sainsbury's, Asda, Ebay, Thomas Cook and Argos.

Rewards

We all know how nice it feels to be recognised - it makes us feel valued and motivated to carry on doing a great job every day. DPD Rewards recognises and rewards those that demonstrate our DNA and it's our way of letting employees know that their hard work and effort is appreciated. All employee awards are loaded onto a DPD Reward Card.

Great Rewards

Amazing Awards

DPD Amazing Rewards are a special thank you when our people do amazing things. Recipients receive up to 20, a handwritten citation card, an Amazing mug and a personal appearance on the DPD website.

Star Awards

We recognise teams and individuals against our core values, with awards ranging from 30 to 50.

CEO Award

A special recognition award awarded by our CEO - Dwain McDonald, to individual employees who have gone that extra mile and delivered over and above expectations.

Long Service

Long Service awards are issued to our long serving employees as a 'thank you' for their commitment and loyalty. Rewards are given for achieving important long service milestone between 10 and 45 years. Employees celebrating 25 years and every 5 years thereafter are also invited to attend a VIP long service lunch to celebrate with their colleagues and all members of the DPD Board.

Retirement

When employees feel it's time to retire, we don't want you to leave without being recognised for your dedication to the Company. The amount of reward issued is dependent upon the number of complete years of service achieved at the date of retirement.

Recommend a Friend

Do you know a friend who has our DNA and who you think would be an asset to our Company? If your friend joins DPD you will earn a fantastic reward for helping us recruit the best employees.

You will receive 50 for the initial successful recommendation and then a further 100 after 3 months, if you are both still employed, with a final 50 after 6 months, again if you are both still employed.

Ideas

If you can think of a better way to do things at work, tell us by submitting your ideas. Any good ideas will be rewarded.

Training & Development

Our people need to be 'amazing' every day to provide the best possible customer experience. We offer significant career and personal development opportunities, supported by structured training. Right from our excellent induction programme onwards, we'll give you the chance to continually develop yourself. We encourage promotion from within and that's why so many of our managers began at the ground level of our company.

Development Opportunities

Company Induction

We offer a comprehensive induction programme for all new starters. This can be from between two to eight weeks in duration.

Driver CPC training

We offer full training to all 7.5 tonne and linehaul drivers to comply with european legislation introduced in September 2009.

On-the-job training

Depots and departments have 'On the Job Trainers' who deliver training to all employees within DPD. This training covers elements such as changes to processes and updates on new DPD initiatives.

E-learning

We offer e-learning to employees within DPD. Our current modules include, Internal Quality Audits, Health & Safety and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Management development

We offer development programmes across all levels of management within DPD. This is delivered through our award winning Management Development Programme and our Executive Development Programme.

Further education support

Our Further Education Policy supports any employee who wishes to undertake a qualification that is related to their role. This support covers, time off for exams, study leave and is fully funded by the company.

Career Start

To give our Drivers and Warehouse Operatives the best possible start, we have designed a comprehensive induction programme to equip them with all the training they need to start delivering amazing service from day one.

The Career Start Programme

The Career Start Programme includes a week long classroom based induction. It covers all aspects of the role to ensure you have all the knowledge and skills you need to undertake your new role.

The content of the induction includes the following:

Day 1

  • Uniform & depot site tour
  • Site safety rules
  • Company history and brand awareness
  • Site Manager presentation - values & customer centricity
  • Manual Handling training
Day 2
  • Our services
  • International
  • Induction to technology we use
Day 3 - 5
  • Delivery processes
  • Guest speaker - Security, Quality, H&S
  • Defect and accident reporting
  • Central Customer Services
  • Driver knowledge quiz
  • Map reading
  • Depot messaging
  • Vehicle checks

Warehouse Career Start


Warehouse Career Start is a two-day induction programme specifically designed for Warehouse Operatives.

During the induction, new employees will be provided with the knowledge and tools required to successfully complete tasks relevant to their role and shift.

The courses are run locally which provides the opportunity for employees to contribute and add their experience to support the content of the programme.

The content of the induction includes the following:

Day 1

  • Company history & brand awareness
  • Values & customer centricity
  • Health & safety
  • Depot tour
  • Manual handling
  • Security
Day 2 (Dependent on role)
  • Depot processes
  • HR polices & procedures
  • Parcel presentation
  • Sortation operation & maintenance
  • Induction to technology we use

Community Fund
The DPDgroup UK Community Fund allows us to support a wide range of local charities and communities that are close to our people's heart.

We raise money in all the usual ways, and the company matches all money raised for the Community Fund pound for pound.

So far we have supported many fantastic causes, pledging over 150,000 to match the money raised by our people.
Whatever our people do in 2020 and beyond, they'll be Delivering People's Dreams!