HAMBURG SÜD - Apprenticeship, Dual Work-Study Program, Internship and Careers

Apprenticeship, Dual Work-Study Program & Internship; Opportunities for Professionals and Graduates & Careers at Sea


Hamburg Süd, a Maersk company,  is one of the key carriers on the North-South trade routes by ocean transportation which combines an array of one-source services to create the logistics chain. It was part of the Oetker Group, a family-owned German conglomerate before the takeover by Maersk. In container shipping it is represented by two brands: Hamburg Süd as a German carrier and Aliança as a Brazilian shipping company operating vessels under the Brazilian flag. In addition, it is a presence on the world's oceans in bulk and product tanker shipping under the names Rudolf A. Oetker (RAO) and Aliança Bulk (Aliabulk).

Another group Company is Columbus Shipmanagement GmbH (CSG), whose complex area of responsibility ranges from technical management and crewing to materials handling. All pre- and post-shipment services, including the necessary customs processing, are offered by Columbus Logistics Services GmbH. Completing the shipping group's service spectrum is the Hamburg Süd Travel Agency, which, in over three decades, has developed into a specialized service provider for business travel, cruises, events and much more.

With over 4,000 employees and more than 100 offices, the Hamburg Süd has a global presence – afloat and ashore. Correspondingly broad is the range of vocational fields the shipping group has to offer. Anyone wishing, for example, to get a taste of the big wide world on Hamburg Süd’s ships, can do so in a Navigational, engineering or electronic work environment according to their individual interests. Also Columbus Shipmanagement GmbH (CSG) offers its staff attractive fields of employment and a variety of career opportunities at sea.

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HAMBURG SÜD Career Opportunities

Apprenticeship, Dual Work-Study Program & Internship

With one dual apprenticeship and two courses within its dual work-study programme, Hamburg Süd enables you to create the foundation for a successful career. In addition to your school-based training, you gain experience in a range of departments and acquire a profound behind-the-scenes look at the day-to-day work here. Hamburg Süd’s dual work-study programmes offer you a balanced mix of theory and practice, one that is in-depth and provides many different insights into the company.

Professionals and Graduates

Whether you are seeking new challenges or starting your first job, Hamburg Süd offers a multitude of career opportunities in an international working environment. Whether at headquarters in Hamburg or in one of roughly 100 offices worldwide. They also  invest in many options to ensure the personal development of the employees - from web-based training and seminars, to coaching and mentoring programs.

Careers at Sea

If you are interested in pursuing a career at sea, international container shipping offers a very wide variety of jobs. Since Hamburg Süd and Maersk share a common fleet, you can find advertisements for maritime job vacancies in the Career section of the Maersk website.