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Career

Your foundation for a successful career

Dual apprenticeships

Shipping agents, IT assistants, and IT specialists – Hamburg Süd provides training in these three professions and lets you get your professional life off to a versatile and practical start.

Dual work-study programs

Hamburg Süd’s dual work-study programs offer you a balanced mix of theory and practice, one that is in-depth and provides many different insights into the company.

Internships

Getting a brief taste of working life at Hamburg Süd or being part of the workforce for several months – Hamburg Süd’s internships provide you with important experience. We offer opportunities to secondary-school and university-level students as well as to teachers.

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We are by your side

Hamburg Süd is the perfect partner when it comes to logistical requirements.

Watch our new image film here .

Einstieg Hamburg 2021

February 19-20, 2021

Visit us:
Messe Hamburg
Messeplatz 1
20357 Hamburg

More informationen

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Hamburg Süd trainees on Instagram
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The apprentice and students of Hamburg Süd regularly publish information about the training and every-day-work in the company on their Instagram page @hamburgsud_azubis . Hamburg Süd is also active on LinkedIn – the focus on this platform is on information and interesting facts about the company, our products, and the shipping and logistics industries.

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Award-winning Training

Every year, the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce (HK) honours not only the best apprentice in various professions, but also the companies. Hamburg Süd regularly ranks among the best apprentice training companies in Hamburg.

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Youth Academy

Are you dedicated, motivated, and interested in business matters? The Hamburg Chamber of Commerce’s Youth Academy (Junge Akademie) is looking for students between the ages of 15 and 20 who would like to learn more about the business world while still at school. Hamburg Süd supports the project. You can find more information about the program and how to register for it here (in German).

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shift

Have you dropped out of college or are you thinking about doing so? But then what will you do? shift is a counselling program run by the City of Hamburg that supports students who have doubts about their future plans and helps people who have already given up their studies to find the vocational training that is right for them. Hamburg Süd is one of the project’s partners. You can find more information about the program here (in German).

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We are by your side

Hamburg Süd is the perfect partner when it comes to logistical requirements.

Watch our new image film here .

Einstieg Hamburg 2021

February 19-20, 2021

Visit us:
Messe Hamburg
Messeplatz 1
20357 Hamburg

More informationen

einstieg_logo
Hamburg Süd trainees on Instagram
Follow us

The apprentice and students of Hamburg Süd regularly publish information about the training and every-day-work in the company on their Instagram page @hamburgsud_azubis . Hamburg Süd is also active on LinkedIn – the focus on this platform is on information and interesting facts about the company, our products, and the shipping and logistics industries.

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Award-winning Training

Every year, the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce (HK) honours not only the best apprentice in various professions, but also the companies. Hamburg Süd regularly ranks among the best apprentice training companies in Hamburg.

ausbildungszertifikat_2020
Youth Academy

Are you dedicated, motivated, and interested in business matters? The Hamburg Chamber of Commerce’s Youth Academy (Junge Akademie) is looking for students between the ages of 15 and 20 who would like to learn more about the business world while still at school. Hamburg Süd supports the project. You can find more information about the program and how to register for it here (in German).

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shift

Have you dropped out of college or are you thinking about doing so? But then what will you do? shift is a counselling program run by the City of Hamburg that supports students who have doubts about their future plans and helps people who have already given up their studies to find the vocational training that is right for them. Hamburg Süd is one of the project’s partners. You can find more information about the program here (in German).

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Dual apprenticeships at Hamburg Süd

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Shipping agents

As a shipping agent, you manage all the tasks associated with operating and deploying ocean-going vessels. For example, you organize customs clearance in ports, plan the marine transport of goods, and check and optimize the capacity utilization of ships. While doing so, you will communicate with our customers, suppliers, and crews. Here you find the vacancies .

“I learn something new every day!” says Louisa Rektor about her dual apprenticeship at Hamburg Süd. Learn more about Louisa

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Digitalization management assistants

Whether Sales, Controlling or HR, all areas of the company use digital solutions to perform their daily tasks. As a digitalization management assistant, you develop new IT solutions for the various departments, assist with their introduction, or adapt existing systems to meet new requirements. To come up with the right digital solution for each specific task, you need to have a good understanding of the business and organizational structures within the company. Here you find the vacancies .

“I think the training concept is just right,” says Gerrit Nicolai about his dual apprenticeship at Hamburg Süd. Learn more about Gerrit

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IT specialists

As an IT specialist, you master the fundamentals both on the technical and the business side. In addition to designing and implementing software solutions, your other responsibilities include providing support to users. Here you find the vacancies .

“A try-out day was all it took to convince me!”, says Nicole Gründel about her dual apprenticeship at Hamburg Süd. Learn more about Nicole

Dual work-study program at Hamburg Süd

B.Sc. in Business Administration

The Business Administration Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) at the Hamburg School of Business Administration (HSBA) enables you to work in the various strategic departments at Hamburg Süd. The theoretical part of the program teaches practical business knowledge, including accounting, bookkeeping, cost-to-performance analysis, marketing, and strategic management. In the practical modules at Hamburg Süd, you can apply what you have learned in various departments. The admission requirement is a university or university of applied sciences entrance certificate with an average of 10 points in German, math, and English (equivalent to a B– in British or American systems). Here you find the vacancies .

“I gained a lot of experience during my semester abroad,” says Laura Kortenbruck about her dual work-study program at Hamburg Süd. Learn more about Laura

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B.Sc. in International Business

Graduates of the dual work-study program in International Business are familiarized with cultural differences and are optimally prepared to hold management positions in an international setting. The broad-based course of studies gives students what they need to work in a wide range of business fields. Organized in cooperation with NORDAKADEMIE Elmshorn, the program closely combines basic theoretical knowledge about business with real-world practical experience. Over seven semesters, you become familiar with Hamburg Süd and rotate through various departments, such as Marketing & Sales, Finance & Accounting, Controlling, and Human Resources. In addition to an above-average university or university of applied sciences entrance certificate, applicants must pass the NORDAKADEMIE assessment test and provide proof of English language proficiency, as the program is taught entirely in English. Here you find the vacancies .

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B.Sc. in Business Informatics

As a business informatics specialist at Hamburg Süd, you are responsible for ensuring that the interactions among various departments and logistics processes run smoothly. What’s more, you will also make sure that critical information is available worldwide. Organized in cooperation with NORDAKADEMIE Elmshorn, the dual work-study program closely combines informatics and basic theoretical knowledge about business with real-world practical experience. At Hamburg Süd, you will rotate among various departments and directly apply your newly gained knowledge. Candidates need an above-average university or university of applied sciences entrance certificate, and they have to pass the NORDAKADEMIE assessment test. Here you find the vacancies .

“It’s exciting to learn just how much IT is involved in shipping,” says Steven Schröder about his dual work-study program at Hamburg Süd. Learn more about Steven

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Internships at Hamburg Süd

University students

A three- to six-month internship at Hamburg Süd gives students in different fields – including logistics, business administration, and information sciences – a chance to take their first steps within a dynamic, international company. What’s more, it is also possible to write your bachelor’s or master’s thesis at Hamburg Süd.

If interested, please submit an application (including a cover letter, resume, and an overview of your grades) via the posted vacancies . Don’t see a position or a topic that’s right for you? Then feel free to send us an unsolicited application .

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Secondary-school students

Secondary-school students in 10th grade or higher who would like to get a first impression of the apprenticeships at Hamburg Süd can also apply for a student or business internship. If interested, please submit an unsolicited application (including a cover letter, resume, and your two most recent job references).

Teacher

Are you interested in a business internship for teachers? If so, please send your application documents (cover letter, resume) to Arlina Halbeck at ausbildung@hamburgsud.com .

School events

You’d like to come along with your whole class to learn more about training opportunities at Hamburg Süd? That’s no problem at all. If you have questions or would like to arrange a time to visit, please contact Arlina Halbeck at ausbildung@hamburgsud.com .

The application process

1. Application
You can upload your application onto our online application tool as from one year before your training would begin. PDFs are the ideal format for submissions. We require an individualized cover letter, your resume, your last two job references, and any other important documents.

2. Assessment Center
If your papers have convinced us, we will invite you to spend half a day at our assessment center. Having you there will allow us to get to know you better and test your knowledge. Please note that it might take a little while before we can find a suitable time slot for you.

3. In-person interview
If we happy with what we saw at the assessment center, we will invite you to join us for an in-person interview.

4. Conclusion of a contract
We will inform you of our decision not long after the interview. If we offer you a training position and you choose to accept it, we will forward the contract documents to you.

Contact and Vacancies

Do you have any questions about the apprenticeships, dual work-study programs, or internships available at Hamburg Süd? If so, have a look at our FAQ , which already provides several answers. For any other questions, please feel free to contact us directly at ausbildung@hamburgsud.com .


Here you’ll find all of our vacancies . You don’t spot a vacancy that’s right for you? Please feel free to submit an unsolicited application , too.