Because we are better with you
Metro has grown from a team of 50, to over 150 in just eight years. We are proud that our staff retention is so high, and that so many colleagues choose to develop their career with us.
The longevity and experience of our team is a critical success factor and highlights our rewarding work environment of career development, workplace quality and work-life balance.
Our industry is undergoing continuous and profound change and tomorrow’s successful forwarders will look and operate totally differently than they do today. This is why we invest in our people, to help them reach their peak as creative, energetic, high-potential professionals who that will help us beat the challenge.
Each member of our team has access to career and personal development planning, which creates a unique pathway of training and continual improvement in order to reach their full professional potential.
We operate in dynamic and highly contested markets and understand that our competitors will constantly try to catch up with us by investing in technology, processes, and comparative solutions.
And while we have confidence in our technological edge, we know that what will keep us ahead is the people we have, and how they:
Build relationships and define solutions
Develop teams and strengthen processes
Create and leverage technology to deliver flawless service
TRAINING | Personal and professional development
The Metro training team is responsible for internal skills and professional development and external training of customers, partners and suppliers.
The team’s remit encompasses induction and product training, mandatory and safety training, technical skills and soft skills, not typically taught in the classroom, such as the ability to work with a wide variety of people, time management and the ability to prioritise.
- Analytical planning
- Creative thinking
- Relationship management
- Coordinating with other teams
- Judgement and decision making
- Customer and service orientation
Metro’s placement year programme provides undergraduates with the opportunity to work in a dynamic and demanding logistics environment. The undergraduates will develop their people skills and gain practical knowledge of the supply chain and automotive logistics. They undertake a wide range of tasks and responsibilities which includes working with carriers as well as transport planning and supply chain optimisation.
The Metro Apprenticeship
As a Metro apprentice, you will earn as you learn over 18 months, combining practical on-the-job training, with study towards Level 3 International Freight Forwarding Specialist. You will gain CORE knowledge and skills, before selecting a PATHWAY of Air Freight, Ocean Freight or Road Freight, to acquire additional knowledge and skills.