Be part of the future of global trade.

Grow your career with DP World - a leading global trade enabler with operations in 45 countries. 

We’re looking for proud, passionate people to join our team at London Gateway - a state-of-the art port and rail terminal on the same site as an expansive land bank for the development of warehouses.

We’re looking for people who are not afraid to innovate and find new ways of driving our business forward. 

There are opportunities to join our team in a variety of roles:

Mechanical Engineer


Maintaining and repairing all port equipment.

IT Systems Analyst


Designing, testing and implementing required systems functionally, enabling the terminal to operate efficiently.

Terminal Operative


Operating port equipment, such as terminal tractors, shuttles carriers and cranes, and performing duties such as moving containers, pining and lashing.



Planning which containers and personnel need to be where and when for operations to run smoothly and efficiently.

BCP Operative


Handling and unloading goods from containers requiring inspection in the Port Health and UKBA areas.

Terminal Controller


Monitoring and controlling the landside and shipside movements of containers and vehicles throughout the terminal.

Electrical Engineer


Diagnostics and repair work on electrical faults and mechanical defects.

Business Admin.


Customer Services, Health & Safety, Human Resources, Communications & Marketing, Facilities Management and more… 

Performing administrative duties, from research and data analysis, to report writing and budget management, depending on the role.



We also offer the opportunity to earn while you learn by becoming one of our apprentices. We have roles in engineering, IT and business administration. 

Earn while you learn. 

Our apprenticeship programmes enable you to gain hands-on experience in Engineering, IT or Business Administration (such as Customer Services, Health and Safety or Human Resources), while studying to gain relevant qualifications.

Job areas

Engineering, IT and Business Administration (including Customer Services, Health and Safety, Human Resources, Communications and Marketing, Facilities Management).

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs, grades 9-4


£12,000 + (National minimum wage for an apprentice is £3.90 per hour; we pay approx. 30% above this).

Hours of work

Engineering: Monday-Thursday, 8am-5.15pm; Friday 8am-2.30pm

IT and Business Administration: Monday-Friday, 9am-5.30pm

All apprentices attend college on day release and will have assignments and examinations to complete / study for in their own time.

Length of apprenticeship

Engineering: Four years

IT: Four years

Business Administration: Two years

For further information on our engineering apprenticeships download the PDF below:

Download DP World London Gateway Business Engineering Apprencticeship (PDF)

For further information on our business administration apprenticeships download the PDF below:

Download DP World London Gateway Business Administration Apprencticeship (PDF)

Real-life stories

Rachel Conquest, Welding / Fabrication Apprentice

I Joined London Gateway as an apprentice because I knew gaining experience under as big a company as DP World would give me a head start in an engineering workplace and give me all the skills I could need to make a career for myself. I love that there’s always something to do and always an opportunity to improve my skills








 Liv Jex, Business Administration Apprentice

I chose an apprenticeship because I wanted to learn more and gain hands on experience, I think learning while working in a business environment will give me an advantage when I want to progress with my career.  I am also able to learn from lots of different people with different skills and experience.








We know that it’s not all about cash. As well as a competitive salary, bonus scheme and company pension, we offer a generous range of additional benefits to support our team with all aspects of their life. 

Benefits include:

  • Health cash plan / critical illness insurance
  • Employee assistance programme (counselling and advice on health, finance and legal matters)
  • Generous paid holiday allowance
  • Social events such as summer BBQ, family fun day, running club and football team
  • On site gym / subsidised gym membership
  • Cycle-to-work / green car scheme
  • Paid volunteer day
  • Onsite café and canteen, selling food at affordable, subsidised prices

We know that you have a life outside work. Our flexible working scheme is set up to help you balance working hard while you’re here, with being there for your family. 

There are opportunities to vary your start and finish times or to work part-time.We provide a day of paid medical leave, compassionate leave and a moving house day.

We’re a diverse team of 500 people, from 17 different countries. 

Our different backgrounds, ideas, and points of view help us fulfil our vision of being a leader of global trade.

That’s why we’re encouraging more women to consider careers in logistics through our Women’s Empowerment Programme.

We fully support the UK government’s initiative to increase the transparency of pay by having companies publish their gender pay gap. We are committed to equal pay for equal work and will continue to work hard to attract women to senior roles, where we currently have a bonus pay gap.

Download DP World London Gateway Gender pay gap report 2017 (PDF)


Download DP World London Gateway Gender pay gap report 2018 (PDF)


We're a 'Disability Confident' company,you can download our certificate, below:

Download DP World London Gateway Disability Confident certificate (PDF)

Living our Founder’s Principles 

The Founder's Principles are based on values and behaviours that have been fundamental to the ongoing success of DP World. These principles have always been - and continue to be - central to every decision our Founder Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem makes, and has become the foundation for our company's culture.

These principles define what we do and who we are, and is why we are known for the shared values of our people. Our continued success depends on growth and growth extends beyond our balance sheet, to encompass the development of our people, our industry and the economies and communities where we operate.

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