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26. April 2021
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MOL Chemical Tankers Europe A/S is a leader within the chemical tanker industry and we are part of the global shipping company MOL Chemical Tankers headquartered in Singapore. MOL Chemical Tankers is part of the Japanese Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), listed on the Tokyo stock exchange.

We carry chemicals, oils/fats, acids and petroleum products in bulk, and we are a total of approximately 9,000 employees within Mitsui O.S.K lines, including nearly 100 colleagues in the western hemisphere located in Europe, Americas and Colombia.

To support our ambitious growth strategy, we are recruiting a Trainee for our Commercial departments in our Europe Division headquartered in Copenhagen.

Our Trainee Program
As our Trainee, you will be provided with solid knowledge of shipping and a thorough education. You will get a two-year education, varying between intensive practice and theory. The practical part mainly takes place at our headquarters in Copenhagen, but you will also visit our vessels for short trips, dockings or inspections whenever the opportunity arises.

The theoretical part takes place at the Danish Shipping Academy, where you will learn about ship knowledge, maritime economics, maritime law and much more. Additionally, you will complete HD courses at Copenhagen Business School.

During the practical education, you will be part of our commercial departments Chartering, Operations and Fleet Management while also getting introductions to support functions such as Business Controlling processes. We will set you up with colleagues, who are always ready to mentor, guide and support you.

The traineeship is full-time, and the expected start date is mid-August 2021.

Only applicants with Danish residence and work permit will be considered for the position.

Professional qualifications

  • General Certificate of Secondary Education, Higher Commercial Education (HHX, STX etc.)
  • Mathematics, minimum at B level
  • Well versed in Microsoft Office programs
  • Excellent English skills as our corporate language is English
  • A bachelor’s degree or a maritime degree is welcome

We set high standards for all employees and we see our Trainees as investments in our company's future growth and success. We expect you to see this as an excellent opportunity to achieve significant influence on your future career in a global business. In return, you will get an experience of a lifetime, not to mention professional and competent training by highly specialized stakeholders within the trade. You will also establish a broad network with other Trainees through your participation at the Danish Shipping Academy.

Personal qualifications
We appreciate diplomas and education, but in the end, it’s your personality that makes the difference. Do you see yourself reflected in these traits?

  • You are ambitious, dedicated and want to be a high performer in the shipping industry
  • You are courageous, curious and find it natural to take on responsibility
  • You take pride in delivering work of a high quality
  • You see challenges and opportunities rather than obstacles
  • You always demonstrate a can-do attitude no matter the task
  • You believe in team spirit and affect people with your enthusiasm and positive energy

Statement from a former Trainee:

“Working at MOL Chemical Tankers as a trainee means being part of a dynamic, fun and energetic work environment in a fast-paced industry.

During my two years, I have operated chemical tanker vessels, negotiated with brokers, demurrage claim-handling and freight invoicing, connected with people around the world on a daily basis, sailed the Gulf of Bothnia and solved real-world tasks in collaboration with my colleagues and our valued customers.”

Check out the Danish Shipping Academy website for more information:

If you are interested, please apply through the link above with "Apply now". We will conduct interviews on an ongoing basis. We look forward to hearing from you!

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