77 young talents start their maritime careers with Hapag-Lloyd in Hamburg. Some of the trainees will learn traditional nautical professions: 13 ship mechanics, 15 nautical assistant officers and 1 technical officer’s assistant will be trained as seafarers. A further 21 trainees will learn shore-based professions such as shipping clerk.
Another 14 ship mechanics already started their training at the beginning of the year and are currently on their first voyage with the “Chicago Express”. The 8,600 TEU ship is one of two Hapag-Lloyd training ships and is currently sailing in Atlantic Loop 6 (AL6) from Southern Europe to the US East Coast. In addition, Hapag-Lloyd has 13 dual students at the Hamburg School of Business Administration and the Nordakademie, who are pursuing bachelor’s degrees in International Management, Logistics Management, Business Information Systems and Applied Computer Science.
“We are proud to welcome so many great young people to Hapag-Lloyd again,” said Joachim Schlotfeldt, Chief Personnel and Global Procurement Officer (CPO) of Hapag-Lloyd. “Supporting future generations as they enter the workforce is part of our understanding of sustainability. As the largest maritime training company in Germany, we are also setting an example to society. Our young people know that diversity and open cooperation are very important, especially in our global radius.”
Hapag-Lloyd offers a total of twelve different training courses for professions on land and at sea. Most of the trainees are taken on after completing their training and continue to work for Hapag-Lloyd.