Sixty-one young men and women will be starting their three-year apprenticeship at Hapag-Lloyd tomorrow. While some of them will spend the lion’s share of this time on container ships, the on-shore apprentices will cycle through various national and international departments, which will allow them to familiarize themselves with the company from a range of perspectives.
“Qualified and motivated employees are a decisive factor in a dynamic sector like container shipping,” said Joachim Schlotfeldt, Chief Personnel and Global Procurement Officer (CPO) at Hapag-Lloyd. “We offer young talents excellent prospects and development opportunities in an industry that is more globally oriented than almost any other. In fact, many of our successful captains and managers today first started their careers at Hapag-Lloyd with an apprenticeship.”
In the marine division, 25 young individuals (including seven women) will be starting their apprenticeship. They are being prepared to pursue certification as a ship mechanic, nautical officer or technical officer. In the land division, 36 young individuals (20 men and 16 women) will be starting their apprenticeship. They will be training for various careers, including those of shipping agents and office management clerks.
Nine of them will be starting dual-track courses of study (for a Bachelor of Science degree) in the fields of Business Administration, Logistics Management, Maritime Management, Information Systems and Applied Informatics.
With a total of 235 apprentices and dual-track students, Hapag-Lloyd continues to be Germany’s largest provider of training in the shipping industry. Once apprentices complete their training program, their chances of securing future employment with the company are very good: Historically, up to 90 percent of all apprenticeship graduates have subsequently been offered permanent job positions at Hapag-Lloyd.