Apprenticeship at HMS

Kauffrau/ Kaufmann im Groß- und Außenhandel (Management Assistant in Foreign Trade)


Kauffrau/ Kaufmann im Groß- und Außenhandel

The international shipping industry needs a reliable partner! With our branch offices at the busiest places in the shipping world we are the partner of ship owners and management companies for the supply of food, beverages and technical supplies. Today, HMS offers a broad variety of customised solutions for ship owners and managers of the international merchant fleet or cruise industry.

Our global purchasing and international customer structure makes us an interesting starting point for your career – be a reliable partner of the international shipping industry!

In Hamburg, we offer Kauffrau/ Kaufmann im Groß- und Außenhandel (Fachr. Außenhandel).

Learning Contents and Aims

  • You will get to know the work procedures and the basis of our business in the organisations’ departments from Technical/ Food and Beverage Purchasing, Import, Customs, Warehousing to Global Logistics and International Sales
  • You will work in close cooperation with crews from our customers’ vessels in our Catering Department or when you enter the vessels in the ports around Hamburg and Kiel Canal for sales visits
  • Our sales departments for Food, Beverages and technical items will train you in calculation of quotations and order handling
  • Practical experience in our warehouses during the first weeks help you to build your own product knowledge
  • You will join the daily work as a full member of our teams

Your Profile

  • You leave the school with a good Abitur?
  • Your are reliable, polite and always on time?
  • Teamwork is your passion?
  • Making new contacts – even from different cultures is well known to you?
  • You have good mathematical skills and logical thinking?

Duration of Training

  • 3 Years – can be reduced to 2.5 years if your grades allow

We offer …

  • A very interesting training that will allow you to gain your own experience and work in a young and flexible environment
  • A diverse working environment through a constant change of departments you work in – every 3-4 months new responsibilities and challenges are waiting for you
  • Intensive mentoring by 2nd year apprentices will help you to find your way during the first months
  • Support and supervision will be given by our experienced trainers
  • An intensive revision prior to your final exams and additional trainings help you to achieve your aims.

Please send your application to your favourite branch office

HMS Hanseatic Marine Services GmbH & Co. KG
Frauke Petersen
Mühlendamm 1

24113 Kiel

Telefon: +49 431 6893-9410

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