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DFDS offers a wide range of transport solutions in Europe, within our network of ship routes, road & rail traffic and terminals and provides service to both B2B and B2C customers
Shipping & Logistics trainee in DFDS

As a Shipping & Logistic trainee in DFDS you will be enrolled in a two-year trainee program with challenging assignments from the very beginning. You will be part of an international environment and rotate between our locations in northern Europe. The on-the-job training will be accompanied with a formal education provided by the Danish Shipowners´ Association. It will consist of e-learning and three module courses of six to ten days duration in Copenhagen in Denmark and will be taught in English.

The on-the-job training includes a thorough training of all aspects of shipping, freight forwarding and logistic operations and as shipping & logistic trainee you will be in contact with global customers, suppliers and other service providers in the industry and you will work on an equal footing with your colleagues. Some of your duties will be: Assist with filling and collecting shipping paperwork, handling losses and insurance claims, informing customers of schedules and freight rates, general cargo booking as well as different administrative tasks.

With this trainee program you will boost your career within our Industry and you will get a lot of opportunities to develop your competencies professionally as well as personally. You will be met with respect and expectations and you must be ready to take responsibility.

We will begin the recruitment of new trainees in the beginning of 2017

DFDS´s trainee program is designed for candidates who have a fresh bachelor or plan to complete their bachelor in 2016. The study must be within economic, maritime, logistic or commercial areas. It´s a requirement that you have finished your bachelor with great results along with a keen interest in the industry. As you will work in different locations around northern Europe and our corporate language is English, you must be fluent in English.

As a person you have outstanding interpersonal skills, with specific ability to work in teams. To get success as a trainee in DFDS you must be proactive, open minded, independent and responsible. You must be eager to learn and roll up your sleeves, take a chance when you see one and be ready to step out of your comfort zone and dig into a whole new world of opportunities.

What we offer

You will be part of an international company, leading in its kind. We offer a thorough training and introduction to the world of shipping and logistics. If you make a good impression during your trainee period, the trainee position could be a good step towards an international career at DFDS.


We will begin the recruitment of new trainees in the beginning of 2017. If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact Christina Johannesen at +45 3342 3891.

  • In DFDS I have learned how to handle multimodal challenges – by road, by train and by sea.

  • In DFDS I am responsible for several operational projects. Working in cross functional teams is rewarding but also challenging at times.
  • In DFDS I face new challenges every day. It is a fast moving company and I have learned the value of fast decision making.
DFDS is northern Europe’s largest integrated shipping and logistics company.

DFDS Seaways operates a network of 30 routes with 55 freight and passenger ships, while DFDS Logistics provides freight solutions in Europe with trailers, containers, and rail.

DFDS has 6,400 employees in 20 countries, and revenues of DKK 12bn. The Company was founded in 1866, is headquartered in Copenhagen, and is listed on NASDAQ OMX Copenhagen.

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