Sixty-six young men and women started their apprenticeship at Hapag-Lloyd today. “Highly qualified and motivated employees are a decisive factor in a dynamic and extremely competitive sector like container shipping,” said Hapag-Lloyd CEO Rolf Habben Jansen as the new training period began. Many of Hapag-Lloyd’s successful captains and managers first started their careers at the company. “We offer young talents excellent prospects and exciting challenges in a growing and strongly positioned company,” Habben Jansen continued.
In the marine division, 28 apprentices (25 men and three women) will start their apprenticeship at Hapag-Lloyd today. An additional 14 sea apprentices, including one woman, already started their training in January. They are being prepared to pursue certification as a ship mechanic, nautical officer or technical officer. All told, 104 apprentices are currently working in the marine division at Hapag-Lloyd.
In the land division, 38 young individuals (20 men and 18 women) are starting their apprenticeship. They will be training for various careers, including those of shipping agents and office management clerks. Others 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.
Four more grant holders will also join the IT department in late September. This brings the total number of young men and women with on-shore apprenticeships at Hapag-Lloyd to 131, which also includes six apprentices who had started their apprenticeships at UASC and are now in the second or third year of their program. Hapag-Lloyd and UASC merged on May 24, 2017.
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 at Hapag-Lloyd, their chances of securing future employment at Hapag-Lloyd are very good: According to experience, up to 90 percent of all graduates will be offered permanent job positions after completing their apprenticeship.