Shipping Trainee - Ultrabulk
A traineeship in Ultrabulk is an intensive two-year programme consisting of both theoretical and practical training.
As a trainee in Ultrabulk, you will follow the theoretical training of the Commercial Shipping Programme at the Danish Shipping Academy with other Danish and international Shipping Trainees.
The theoretical training consists of a balanced combination of classroom sessions and e-learning. You will learn about Maritime Economics, Maritime Law, Negotiation Technique, Cultural Awareness and Ship Knowledge.
The practical training takes place at the Ultrabulk Copenhagen office where you will gain hands-on experience and extensive knowledge about the main areas of shipping, for example chartering, operations and operations control.
As a part of the training, you will join various departments and have a mentor dedicated to you in each new team.
During the two years, you will also experience a period abroad in one of our offices such as Santiago, Singapore or another Ultrabulk location.
Shipping Trainee Sophia Sander-Bjerge shares her experiences;
”As a daughter of a former captain, I have always been interested in the maritime sector. The first time I heard specifically about shipping, I knew what I wanted to do with my future. Shipping is not a job, it’s a lifestyle. No two days are alike, but everyday includes contact with people from all over the world where decisions have to be taken while the supply and demand for ships and cargos are constantly changing. Since joining Ultrabulk’s trainee programme, I have learned something new every day and been in contact with people from all over the world since the first day I started.”
In Ultrabulk, we are convinced that a positive working environment requires an excellent social atmosphere across departments and units. As a trainee in Ultrabulk you have the opportunity to participate in various social events and sports activities planned throughout the year.
Education and Competences
We expect that you have/are:
- Danish HHX or STX with mathematics on level B as a minimum
- Fluent in English, both verbally and in writing
- Craftsmanship, business acumen and an analytical mindset
- Excellent social skills and a desire to contribute to a positive atmosphere
- An open-minded approach and team player-attitude
- International experience through work or studies
- You might also have a BSc in International Shipping and Trade, Maritime Studies or another relevant bachelor’s degree, but this is not a requirement.
We start reviewing the applications after the deadline. The recruitment process will take place during January and early February.
Once you have completed the Trainee Programme
Upon successful completion of a traineeship in Ultrabulk, you should be provided with:
- A great start to your career in shipping within a company that keeps a strong focus on your continuous development both personally and theoretically
- Profound knowledge of the shipping industry, both theoretically and hands-on
- A network of highly professional and motivated colleagues and peers
- International working experience from one of our offices abroad
- Practical experience with all aspects of shipping supplemented with participation in tailored courses
Further information about the Commercial Shipping Programme at the Danish Shipping Academy available here and you are welcome to contact Assistant HR Business Partner Christine Melbye Carstensen for questions about the Ultrabulk Trainee Programme on firstname.lastname@example.org or +4539970504.
Ultrabulk A/S is a globally recognised dry bulk shipowner and operator, servicing customers in the MPP/Parcel, Handysize, Supramax and Panamax segments. Ultrabulk is among the 100 largest companies in Denmark and operates a fleet of 130 to 165 vessels managed by a professional team, strategically located at 7 offices worldwide (Copenhagen, Cape Town, Singapore, Sydney, Stamford (CT), Santiago and Rio de Janeiro).
FOCUS ON CLIMATE:
The shipping industry is deeply focused on lifting its climate responsibility, and in Ultrabulk it is at the top of our agenda to push for a greener future. We are committed to reduce our emissions with 40% per cargo tons-mile by 2030, and to reach that goal we have to continue to innovate, collect and analyse data, invest in equipment and systems as well as raise general awareness both ashore and at sea