Ultrabulk Traineeship - Copenhagen

Build a Career in International Shipping


The Ultrabulk Trainee Programme

- commencing on the 1st of September 2020

A traineeship in Ultrabulk is an intensive two-year programme consisting of both theoretical and practical training.

As a trainee in Ultrabulk, you will follow the theoretical training of the Commercial Shipping Programme at the Danish Shipping Academy with other Danish and international Shipping Trainees.

The theoretical training consists of a unique combination of classroom sessions and e-learning. You will learn about Maritime Economics, Maritime Law, Negotiation Technique, Cultural Awareness and Ship Knowledge.

The practical training takes place at the Ultrabulk Copenhagen office where you will gain extensive knowledge about the main areas of shipping; chartering and operations as well as the support functions such as operations control, laytime and fuel procurement. As a part of the education, you will join various departments and have a mentor dedicated to you in each new team.

During the two years you will also experience a period abroad either in one of our overseas offices such as Santiago, Singapore or another Ultrabulk location or with one of the Ultrabulk business partners.

Shipping Trainee Alexander Madsen shares his experiences, “The best thing about being a trainee at Ultrabulk A/S is the social atmosphere which I quickly found out to be deeply integrated in the company’s DNA. Way before I even had my first day at the office, the senior employees and trainees invited me out for various social events which really showed me their will and excitement of welcoming a new trainee to the team. 

The international environment and the chance to meet people from different cultures was my reason to pursue a career within the shipping industry. During a traineeship at Ultrabulk A/S the trainee gets the opportunity to go abroad for a 3-month period. This gives you an understanding of the major differences between working with people from e.g. the Northern Europe and people from South America.”

In the Ultra Group we are convinced that an optimal working environment requires an excellent social atmosphere across departments and units. As a trainee in the Ultra Group you have the opportunity to participate in various social events and sports activities planned throughout the year. 

Education and Competences - do you have what it takes?

We expect you have/are:

  • HHX or STX with mathematics on level B as a minimum 
  • Fluent in English, both verbally and in writing
  • Craftsmanship, business acumen and an analytical mindset
  • Excellent social skills and a desire to contribute to a positive atmosphere
  • An open-minded approach and team player-skills
  • International experience through work or studies

You might also have a BSc in International Shipping and Trade, Maritime Studies or another relevant bachelor’s degree but this is not a requirement. 

Next application process will start in Fall 2020.

Once you have completed the programme

Upon successful completion of a traineeship in Ultrabulk, you should be provided with:

  • A great start to your career in shipping within a company that keeps a narrow focus on your continuous development both personally and theoretically
  • Profound knowledge of the shipping industry
  • A network of highly professional and motivated colleagues
  • International working experience from one of our offices abroad
  • Hands-on experience with all aspects of shipping supplemented with participation in tailored courses

Further information about the Commercial Shipping Programme is available here and you are welcome to contact Global HR Coordinator Christine Melbye Carstensen in HR for questions about the Ultrabulk Trainee Programme on hr@ultranav.dk or +45 3997 0504. 

View here the print version of our programme