Will various training courses be available to me during the apprenticeship/dual work-study?
Training courses and excursions are an integral and routine part of training at Hamburg Süd. For example, our apprentices and work-study trainees are familiarised with the water police, the terminals and customs authorities.
How much do trainees earn at Hamburg Süd?
Every trainee is entitled to adequate remuneration. For this reason, trainees at Hamburg Süd are paid at rates above the general pay scale. In addition to their wages, trainees receive subsidised meals in the company restaurant, a “ProfiTicket” for the HVV (Hamburg’s public transport company), and a year-end bonus.
Can I choose departments that I would like to work in?
As an apprentice at Hamburg Süd, you will gain detailed insights into a range of departments, depending on the focus of your apprenticeship. If you are particularly interested in a specific area, you can express your wishes to work in it during the last year of your apprenticeship. These wishes will be taken into consideration as much as possible when department assignments are made.
Will I have access to the company restaurant and similar facilities?
The Columbus Grill, as the company restaurant is known, offers employees a wide range of breakfast and lunch options every day. In addition, there are fitness rooms in which employees can switch off from their daily work routine and work out during their lunch break or after work. Besides housing a selection of sports equipment, these rooms are also used for exercise classes. What’s more, we have a cooperative arrangement with Fitness First.
What is appropriate to wear in the office?
Importance is placed on having a neat and well-groomed appearance in the office. It is best to wear something you feel comfortable in at the office.
Are there any restrictions in the building as a result of COVID-19?
Wearing a mask is required throughout the building. You are welcome to take off your mask at your work station. In addition, disinfection dispensers are located throughout the building. Hamburg Süd’s top priority is the safety and well-being of its staff.
If our employees are currently working from home due to the present situation, this naturally also applies to our apprentices and work-study trainees. In this case, getting to know the teams, familiarising yourself with the departments, and supervision will all take place virtually.