Questions and Answers about DHL

Here's what people have said about working and interviewing at DHL.

View all 63 questions about DHL

Does DHL Express require pre-employment background checks? What kind of background check does DHL Express do and how long does it take to complete?

Asked

Help jobseekers learn about the company by being objective and to the point.
Your answer will be posted publicly. Please don't submit any personal information. Guidelines

12 answers

DBS Check (Criminal)
5 Year vetted employment & Travel History

Answered

Report answer

Yes too make sure you haven't worked there before

Answered

1
Report answer

5 years of employment history required, DBS Check and also previous education history would have a long thorough check. Usually takes 3 weeks before you start the induction process for the role.

Answered

Report answer

They take forever because they are slow

Answered - Warehouse despatch (Former Employee) - Colnbrook

Report answer

They did do check on me

Answered - HGV Class 1 Driver (Current Employee) - Heathrow

Report answer

Medical and right to work in the UK

Answered - Maintenance Technician (Former Employee) - Atherstone, Warwickshire

Report answer

They expect a 5 year history with no gaps what so ever, if you have gaps you have to run around collecting character references. It took me 4 months to complete this check. Then you have the CRB check which takes roughly 1-2 weeks to come back. Then you have a mini driving test in a van driving around with someone watching and marking how you do.

Answered - Courier/Delivery Driver (Former Employee) - Speke-Garston

Report answer

Yes they do, I had to go back about 20 years, also I got the job the same day.

Answered - HGV Class 1 Driver (Current Employee) - Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

Report answer

Yes.....

DHL require the necessary checks to be carried out.

Copies of your I'D, as well as a full DBS check.

Answered - Self Employed Courier (Current Employee) - Premier Park, Greater London

Report answer

Occasionally, depends which branch you work for. It takes around 2 weeks.

Answered - Transport Administrator (Current Employee) - Nottingham

Report answer