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Graduate and Maritime Education Programs, & Intern and Career Opportunities in Maritime Logistics at Maersk Group

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Founded in 1904, Maersk is a worldwide conglomerate devoted to the shipping, energy and related industries. The container shipping lines, tanker business and Logistics Company move a large share of the world’s products around the globe. The oil and gas company supplies energy from sources in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Other Maersk business units provide supply, drilling, towage and emergency services, and include a significant European retailer.

A.P. Moller Maersk is a publicly traded corporation with some 68,000 shareholders. The controlling shareholder is the A.P. Møller and Chastine Mc-Kinney Møller Foundation, which was set up by the company’s founder in 1953. Maersk shares are traded on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange.

There are two things that really set Maersk apart as an employer - the size and global reach, and the distinctive performance culture. With some 115,000 employees and activities in 130 countries, Maersk has the global scale it takes for employees to achieve even their most ambitious career goals. Maersk is also a diverse group of companies, making it able to offer a wide range of career paths for generalists and specialists. Working for a company as international as Maersk, you don’t even have to travel to enjoy a global business milieu. You’ll find a culturally diverse, stimulating environment at any Maersk office, vessel or rig.

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Maersk Career Opportunities


AP Moller Maersk Graduate Program

Maersk graduate program will provide you with world-class training, high-impact skills acquired on the job, and mentorship from senior leaders. This program is structured with different levels and modules and also one of the module in collaboration with the University of California, Berkeley to provide highest-impact learning experiences in four different corners of the world. Maersk graduate training consists of two work rotations within your functional area - commercial, operations, IT or finance accompanied by four core educational modules. These teaching modules take place around the world and offer training in elements and components of the Global supply chain.

  • Year 1 Rotation - Module 1 Maersk in the World Economy: Module one will focus on the transportation and logistics industry and Maersk’s role in the world economy. This takes place in Shanghai, China which is one of the major Maersk operation hubs. Your fellow graduates will come from a wide range of educational backgrounds, representing all Maersk brands as well as over 40 countries globally.
  • Year 1 Rotation - Module 2 From Heavy to Virtual Assets: This module takes place in University of California at Berkeley. The module discusses factors that influence business today, such as geopolitics, digitization and disruption. Visits are arranged to several Silicon Valley companies to spend time with their executives and innovators. You will also receive a crash course in data science and learn how to accelerate your career by creating high impact experiences for yourself.
  • Year 2 Rotation - Module 3 Commercial Wiring: Module three offers an outside-in perspective as you train to think in commercial terms. The module takes place in one of the African countries and will visit with some of Maersk customers to put into practice the value proposition, as well as design solutions for future supply chains. You will meet graduates from the customers’ graduate programs in order to share perspectives and build networks. You will be trained in self-leadership and receive a good deal of feedback in order to provide you with strategic self-awareness for a sustainable, successful career.
  • Year 2 Rotation - Module 4 Global Supply Chains: Final module takes place at Maersk Headquarters in Copenhagen to reflect on everything experienced. You will also look ahead in order to leverage your experiences as you embark on your expatriation.
  • Expatriation: After your graduation from the program you will continue your journey in Maersk with a two year expatriation in a different region of the world. With the expatriation you’ll get the opportunity to apply your knowledge to new experiences abroad.
  • Maersk Graduate Program Eligibility: You have an Master of Science in a relevant discipline with a graduation date no later than the 1st of September of the year you are applying in. Relevant disciplines include (but are not limited to) business, supply chain, digital innovation, marketing, finance, or similar. You have 2-3 years of relevant work experience. Your work experience can be either during, in-between, or after your studies. Internships and field-related part time positions while studying counts as well. International experience is an advantage. You are passionate about having an international career in global trade and are dedicated to investing in your personal development. You have a desire to work in different geographic locations, as international mobility is key in the Go with Maersk graduate program. The job offer will be subject to you having a valid work permit for the job location. Excellent English language skills are a must and additional languages are a plus.

Other Maersk Programs

  • Maersk International Technology & Science (MITAS) Program: The Maersk Group offers a 2-year international program to prepare newly graduated engineers, geologists or geophysicists for technical leadership and specialist careers. MITAS is an Entry Level Program that provides the technical professionals with a business mindset and broad exposure to technical challenges as a solid basis for future technical aspirations. During the 2 years on MITAS program you will work in three different positions, possibly in more than one Business Unit. Rotations will provide you with a huge exposure to technical challenges and various areas of our business early in your career and will help you gain hands-on experience with the support of experienced colleagues. At the moment all MITAS positions are offered within Energy and Offshore field. As a MITAS program participant, you can be working either in Maersk Oil or Maersk Drilling/FPSOs in several locations around the world. Successful completion of the program will ensure you a challenging and responsible position as well as giving you the foundation to become a technical leader or a specialist in A.P. Moller - Maersk.
  • MITAS Eligibility: As a geologist (MSc/PhD), geophysicist (MSc/PhD), physicist (MSc/PhD) or an engineer (BA/MSc) in one of the following engineering disciplines: Mechanical engineering; Electrical engineering; Structural engineering; Process engineering; Chemical engineering; Petroleum engineering; Production engineering; Reservoir engineering; Civil engineering; and Environmental engineering. The program is both for newly graduated candidates as well as candidates who already have a couple of years work experience.

Maritime Education Programs


  • Maersk Officer Education Program: The Maersk cadet program focus on either Deck Cadet training or Engineer Cadet training and covers both disciplines giving you a wide array of skills, competencies and opportunities. You need to have A-Levels or your country’s equivalent school leavers’ certificate and to pass the Maersk admissions test, which challenges a variety of logical, verbal and practical reasoning skills. Additionally you need to have a clean criminal record and a clean bill of health. When you have completed the Maersk Officer Education Program, you will be qualified to embark immediately upon an exciting career as a Junior Officer. You will also have all the theoretical qualifications you need to proceed to the sought-after Captain- or Chief Engineer positions in due course.
  • Deck Cadet Education Program: The Cadet Educational Program provides you with comprehensive grounding for your work at sea, and for professional life within Maersk. You will gain theoretical and practical insight into many different areas of vessel operations, including maritime technology, navigation, safety, cargo operations, leadership and management. This program is for motivated, hard-working and enthusiastic young people, with good general health, good eyesight and a school leavers’ certificate (16 plus). Tuition fees are covered, and student grants are available during study periods. Allowance is paid during periods of on-the-job training. Travel to and from vessels is covered and uniform is provided.
  • Engineering Cadet Education Program: The Engineering Cadet Education Program prepares you for a technically-oriented maritime career. Your focus will be the engine room, and the operation and maintenance of the marine equipment, as opposed to deck tasks such as navigation, ship-handling and cargo handling. This program is for motivated, hard-working and enthusiastic young people, with good general health, good eyesight and a school leavers’ certificate (16 plus).

Maritime (Sea-going) Career Opportunities

  • Officer: A career at sea with the A.P. Moller - Maersk Group provides skilled and motivated individuals with a challenging profession in a dynamic and challenging environment. As Officer in A.P.Moller-Maersk you will enter a motivating environment for professional development and personal growth. Further a job as officer provides good career opportunities, introduction to a strong network across the group and excellent training and leadership skills.
  • Cadet: The A.P. Moller - Maersk Cadet Education is the platform to train, groom and develop cadets as future Maritime Officers by providing second to none education opportunities, imbibing core values, culture and leadership skills and offering a motivating atmosphere for professional development and personal growth.
  • More Information on Maritime (sea-going) career opportunities in UK can be found at this section - Maersk Marine Services Ltd | Maersk Crewing Ltd

Maersk Group Intern Opportunities (Sample)

  • Internship Global Continuous Improvement - Netherlands
  • Maintenance Intern - Singapore
  • Sales Intern - Bolivia
  • MCC Sales Support Intern - China
  • Finance Intern - China
  • Intern Commercial/Sales/Business Development - Hong Kong
  • Media Relation Intern Communication/Stakeholder Relations - China
  • Candidate pool/Internships Administration/Facility Management - Costa Rica
  • View the latest intern opportunities here

Maersk Group Current Opportunities

From shipping and energy to retail, the diversified activities enable Maersk to offer attractive career paths for generalists and specialists alike. You can visit the job portal at www.maersk.com for more information on all the current opportunities available. Please find below a sample list of vacancies advertised from time to time.

  • Cluster Collections Manager - MY & SG - Finance/Accounting - Philippines
  • Engineering Project Manager, Los Angeles/Long Beach, CA - Engineering/Facilities - USA
  • Finance Administrator - Philippines
  • Operations Manager, Sumner, WA - Supply Chain/Logistics Operations -USA
  • Spanish Collector – Caribbean - Finance/Accounting - Philippines
  • SQL DBA Analyst, South Gate, CA - USA
  • Air Export Associate- South Gate - Supply Chain/Logistics Operations - USA
  • Assistant Manager Technology & Application (ELZ) - USA
  • BERTH / KADE PLANNER - Terminal Operations/Engineering - Netherlands
  • Business Improvement Manager -Finance/Accounting -India
  • Crane Instructor - Brazil
  • Customer Insights Manager - Project/Process/Performance Management - Denmark
  • Customer Service Excellence Lead - Denmark
  • Customer Service Specialist - Philippines
  • Document Controller (Temporary) – Legal - Kazakhstan
  • Event Management SME – IT - United Kingdom
  • Execution Manager - Damco Operations Commercial/Sales/Business Development -India
  • Executive Secretary to Centre Finance Management - Denmark
  • Head of Strategic Sourcing – Procurement - India

Ckeck www.maersk.com Career Section for the latest vacancies.

Maersk Group Companies

MAERSK Line

Maersk Line

The world's largest shipping company. Maersk Line, the global containerized division of the A.P. Moller - Maersk Group, is dedicated to delivering the highest level of customer-focused and reliable ocean transportation services. Key Figures: Employees - 16,900; Number of offices - 325; Number of countries - 125; and Number of vessels: 500.

Safmarine

Safmarine

Safmarine Container Lines NV is a Belgian shipping company, based in Antwerp and specializing in sea transportation of cargoes between Africa, the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent as well as operating in other trades. Key Figures: Employees – 1,780; Number of offices & countries - 110; Number of countries - 110; and Number of vessels: 62.

DAMCO

DAMCO

Damco is one of the world’s leading providers of freight forwarding and supply chain management services. With 9,500 professionals in over 280 owned offices around the world, Damco manages more than 2.4 million TEU of ocean freight and supply chain management volumes and more than 75,000 tonnes of airfreight, annually.

Container Inland Svcs

Container Inland Services

Closely integrated with APM Terminals, Container Inland Services is a group of over 80 local companies that specialize in container availability. As well as offering cargo support services and buying, selling and modifying containers, the company, move and maintain containers and other shipyard equipment for many of the world’s top carriers, transport companies and a wide range of other customers. Key Figures: Employees – 6,000; and Number of countries - 70.

MAERSK LNG

MAERSK LNG

Maersk LNG meets the world’s LNG transport needs by combining a modern, ultra-efficient fleet with the high safety standards required by the industry. Key Figures: Employees - 290; Number of offices: 1; and Number of vessels: 8.

MAERSK Tankers

MAERSK Tankers

Maersk Tankers owns and operates a large fleet of crude oil carriers, product tankers, and gas carriers. In addition to the crude and gas tankers trading under the Maersk Tankers brand, the company offers product tanker services under three brands - LR2 Pool, Handytankers, and Broström. Career opportunities at Maersk Tankers.

MAERSK Supply Service

MAERSK Supply Service

Maersk Supply Service serves the offshore industry and the worldwide services include subsea support, transport of equipment to drilling rigs and production units, anchor handling in ultra deep water, mooring installations and rig moves. Key Figures: Employees - 2,025; Number of offices - 13 including Port Captains; Number of countries – 20; and Number of vessels - more than 60.

Svitzer

Svitzer

Svitzer provides harbor, terminal and ocean towage services, as well as pilotage, fire-fighting, pollution response and escort assistance. Key Figures: Employees - 4,500; Number of countries – 40; and Number of vessels - 525.

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