DFDS Group - Offshore and Onboard Internship & Careers

Sea-Based, Land Based & Onboard Career and Internship Opportunities


Founded in 1866, DFDS is northern Europe’s largest integrated shipping and Logistics Company with 5,000 employees in 20 countries, and revenue is about USD 2 billion in 2011. DFDS provides sea and land transport services to freight customers and passengers. DFDS Seaways operates a network of 25 routes with 55 freight and passenger ships, while DFDS Logistics provides freight solutions in Europe with trailers, containers, and rail and has about 21 offices around the globe.

DFDS is a dynamic and international shipping and logistics company, and offer sa variety of exciting career opportunities at all levels, at sea and ashore, and in a truly international working environment. Around 40% of employees are based at sea. DFDS' head office is located in Copenhagen (near Nordhavn station) and across Northern Europe DFDS operates more than 50 offices.

There are several career opportunities at DFSD including land based employment across its several divisions and provides good opportunities to develop your professional and vocational competencies.


DFSD Career Opportunities

  • Land-based Positions: A highly professional and international organization, DFDS offers great opportunities for development of professional and personal skills, with a variety of leisure opportunities offered by the employee associations.
  • Maritime Employment: DFDS also employ a large number of sea-based staff including more than 100 navigators, a similar number of engineers and electricians, and over 200 hundred ship assistants with many opportunities for permanent positions and temporary placements.
  • Onboard Services: At DFDS Seaways the passenger services can in many ways be compared to large international hotels or retail outlets with comparable requirements for skilled service personnel - waiters, cooks, shop assistants, stewards, hostesses, information officers, etc.
  • Internships: DFDS offer trainee positions both at sea and onshore. Whether you are looking for a career at sea or prefer solid ground, there are many opportunities in the fields of shipping, finance or travel.

DFSD Network

Logistics Solutions

  • Door-to-door transport services for ambient and refrigerated goods on the road, by rail and sea
  • Tailor-made logistics solutions for specific industries & partners including automotive, chemical, high value, and forest industries among others
  • 3rd and 4th party contract management, just-in-time transport solutions, supply chain management, warehousing and distribution

Supply Chain Solutions

  • Two fully integrated divisions: DFDS Seaways & DFDS Logistics
  • More than 350 weekly shipping departures
  • Modern fleet of 60 vessels
  • Comprehensive network of strategically placed terminals and hubs
  • 10,000 trailers, containers, cassettes and swap bodies
  • Pan-European FTL coverage through strategic partnerships
  • Total warehouse capacity of 120,000 m2
  • Integrated rail services linking shipping & logistics networks
  • IT solutions supporting network optimization and efficiency