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Shipping Trainee Programme

NORDEN takes in a number of Shipping Trainees in Denmark, Singapore, China and USA each year in August. 

At the moment we are looking for Shipping Trainees in Annapolis, USA. See job ad here.
The deadline for applying for the Shipping Trainee programme with job start in August 2018 in Denmark, Singapore and China has expired. We might be looking for Shipping Trainees again at the end of 2018 with job start in August 2019.

The Shipping Trainee Programme with NORDEN is an intensive two-year programme consisting of both a practical and theoretical part. You can visit our Shipping Trainee site at www.shippingtrainee.dk to find more information about being a Shipping Trainee with NORDEN. 

After completion of the two-year programme, our graduates are usually offered a position within chartering or operation, either in Annapolis, Singapore, Shanghai or at our head office in Hellerup. NORDEN considers international experience an important part of its talent development wherefore both short and long term work exchanges as above or at one of NORDEN’s other offices in Mumbai, Rio de Janeiro, Melbourne, Santiago or Vancouver might be a possibility.

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The Shipping Trainee Programme

The practical part

As a Shipping Trainee with NORDEN you immediately become a performing member of the team. During the two-year period your knowledge of our two primary business areas,Dry Cargo and Tankers, will gradually develop, and you will gain commercial hands-on experience with a chartering team and the ability to execute voyages with an operations or control team.

In addition, we strive at planning at least one trip with a Port Captain in a port frequently called or on board vessels sailing between various destinations. These field trips demonstrate how the loading and discharging operations of vessels take place, and how we in practice cooperate with authorities and other partners.

The theoretical part

Along with the practical assignments, you will join the theoretical training of the Commercial Shipping Programme with the Danish Shipping Academy with shipping trainees from NORDEN and from other shipping companies globally. The Commercial Shipping Programme consists of three modules held in Denmark (duration 1-2 weeks each) as well as e-learning courses and training in e.g. maritime economics and maritime law.
 

How to qualify

Qualified candidates for our Shipping Trainee Programme typically hold a quantitative bachelor’s degree, preferably with business or shipping related majors. As a minimum, you have passed mathematics at B level and you have excellent English skills.

Regardless of your educational background, it is an advantage if you have extra-curricular experiences either from work experience, military service (if relevant in your country), from living abroad or from sports at elite level. Your personal qualifications and your attitude towards performance in a corporate context are just as important. You consider yourself to be forthcoming, curious and persevering, and you reflect yourself in our four core values; flexibility, reliability, empathy and ambition.

Working place during the programme

As a Shipping Trainee, you will be employed with one of our offices in Hellerup (Denmark), Singapore (Singapore), Shanghai (China) or Annapolis (USA). A non-negotiable requirement is that you hold a valid work permit (in China,citizenship) at the location where you apply.

Further information

China (Shanghai) Shipping Trainee 2018 brochure

 

Denmark (Hellerup) Shipping Trainee 2018 brochure

Singapore (Singapore) Shipping Trainee 2018 brochure

USA (Annapolis) Shipping Trainee 2018 brochure


At the moment we are looking for Shipping Trainees in USA. See job ad here.
The deadline for applying for the Shipping Trainee programme with job start in August 2018 in Denmark, Singapore and China has expired. We might be looking for Shipping Trainees again at the end of 2018 with job start in August 2019.

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