For our 2 year rotational Trainee Programme, in which the candidate will be introduced to various departments within Oldendorff, we are looking for highly motivated, confident and hands-on talent that has developed a passion for the shipping environment. The aim of the 2-year programme is not only for the candidate to get an overview of our business and company, but also to gain an in-depth knowledge and understanding of processes, what shipping is about and in what field he/she can launch his/her career with us thereafter.


  • Rotating through all relevant operational and commercial departments for 2 years
  • Dealing with port expenses / hire payments / freight / demurrage
  • Calculations of laytime
  • Working with shipping agents / the crew and stevedores, loading cargoes / meeting captains
  • Washing cargo holds and hatch covers / Making inspection with surveyors
  • Operating ships throughout the world, including calculating bunkers and cargo intake, speaking to parties, organizing surveys, Giving instructions to master/agent and troubleshooting, dealing with Bill of Lading & LOI, as well as interacting with the supportive function of the company
  • Understanding and handling with claims and learning how to find commercial settlement
  • Using internal software system such as Softmar, voyage estimator, AXS Marine
  • Sailing onboard a vessel as a cadet for 2 months 


  • Must have a degree in Maritime studies, economics or related field
  • Teamplayer with the ability to handle various tasks simultaneously
  • Must be open minded, hands-on, commercially minded, as well as willing to learn and acquire new skills in a fast pace environment
  • Excellent communication skills in an international setting is a must
  • Demonstrate a self-driven, highly motivated and outspoken personality 
  • Willingness to travel 
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Fluency in English (spoken/written) is essential

Please submit your application using the form below or via email to Oldendorff Carriers does not accept paper applications for online postings.