Hapag-Lloyd has over 200 apprentices in training

HAMBURG: August 14, 2019. Hapag-Lloyd has inducted 63 young people in its 2019 apprenticeship programme this month.

Around half of them will learn seafaring careers including ship mechanic, nautical officer or technical officer, while the remainder train to become shipping merchants, work in office management or in transport and logistics.

In addition, 11 dual-track students are taking classes in a variety of subjects such as maritime management, logistics management and information systems at the Hamburg School of Business Administration and the Nordakademie. They can then putt their theoretical knowledge into practice with the company.

“I am extremely pleased that our apprentices chose Hapag-Lloyd as a training company,” said CEO Rolf Habben Jansen. “With the combination of maritime and land-based professions combined with the dual-track study programmes, we offer talented young people attractive career opportunities and long-term prospects in an international environment.”

Hapag-Lloyd remains the largest maritime trainer in Germany with over 200 apprentices at different stages of training. “We intensively promote the international focus of our training and offer [them] stays abroad at one of our many facilities in addition to language courses, thus specifically training their intercultural competence,” explained Apprenticeship manager Frank Drevin.

The company, with a motto “my field is the world”,  says it hires four out of every five students who graduate.

Last month Hapag-Lloyd reported revenue of €6.2 billion for the first half of 2019 and an increase in EBIT to €389 million from €91 million in the same period last year. Net profit rose from €91 million to €146 million.

“Thanks to higher transport volumes in our core trades, good cost control and slightly better freight rates, we can look back on a good first half year. This also allowed us to redeem additional debt through the early repayment of a senior note,” explained Habben Jansen.