Ultragas Traineeship

Build a Career in International Shipping

The Ultragas Trainee Programme

A traineeship in Ultragas is an intensive two-year programme consisting of both theoretical and practical training.

As a trainee in Ultragas you will follow the theoretical training of the Commercial Shipping Program together with other Danish and international Shipping Trainees.

The theoretical training consists of a unique 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 Ultragas Copenhagen office where you will gain extensive knowledge about the three main areas of shipping; chartering (sales), operations & fuel procurement (practical tasks) and operations control (back-office support). During the two years, there will also be a period of posting abroad in Chile.

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 Ultragas, we are convinced that a positive working environment requires an excellent social atmosphere across departments and units. As a trainee in Ultragas you have the opportunity to participate in various social events and sports activities planned throughout the year.

Education and Competences

We expect 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. 

Deadline is 31-12-2020

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 Ultragas, you should be provided with:

  • A great start to your career in shipping within a company that keeps a narrow 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 is available here and you are welcome to contact Assistant HR Business Partner Christine Melbye Carstensen in HR for questions about the Ultrabulk Trainee Programme on hr@ultranav.dk or +45 3997 0504. 

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