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We do things a bit differently here.

At Mainfreight we’re about making the application process as simple, straight up and personal as possible. We’re not into long-winded rounds of interviews or assessments. It’s about us both finding out whether we have a future together.

Here’s how it works:


Send us your resume and cover letter. This is your opportunity to stand out, so be sure to tell us all about yourself, why you stand out and what makes you a good fit for Mainfreight.


You’ve taken the time to get in touch, the least we can do is let you know your application has arrived safely. Expect a return email.


We won’t leave you dangling. Whether it’s a ‘yes’ or a ‘no’, you’ll hear back from us within the week. If you’ve made it this far, we’ll organize a Skype or phone interview ASAP. Study up on the Mainfreight business and Future Leaders Program. Now is the time to ask any burning questions.


Either by Skype or in person, this is where we get to know each other better. Do your homework, come with questions and be prepared to tell us all about yourself.


You’ve made the shortlist, this is your final round. If you can see yourself as part of Mainfreight and we can see you’ve got what we’re looking for, you’ll meet with a branch manager who makes the final decision and job offer.


You’ll get a formal job offer with an outline of all you need to know to assist you in saying “Yes!” Your global adventure is about to start!

What to expect from Mainfreight:

  • You’ll know where you stand at all times. Out of professional courtesy and respect for your time, we’ll keep you posted about your application progress, success or otherwise. No BS.
  • We’re decisive: We run a quick, painless and honest process that’s all about figuring out whether you’re right for the business and whether the business is right for you.
  • Straight talk. If your application isn’t suitable, we’ll let you know as soon as a decision is made so you can move on with other options.
  • No assessments. We won’t test you like a lab rat. Your grades and IQ are just part of who you are. We want to find out what drives you, what kind of person you are and where you’d fit into the Mainfreight family. Which is why we do things the way we do.