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Traineeship – Maritime Engineering

If there is water, there is a way.


SAL Engineering, a member of the Harren Group, is an independent engineering house, originated from one of the world’s leading technical project carriers – SAL Heavy Lift. SAL Engineering provides comprehensive marine engineering services. We do not only develop concepts – we implement our solutions. We have a track record of thousands of successful projects behind us. For more than 35 years we have been developing marine solutions.


If you’re looking for an exciting job, our programme will be the stepstone to boost your career. Tackle diverse and challenging shipments and maritime logistics projects in an international environment. We work with you to customise our modular 12 to 14 month traineeship in Hamburg in line with your interests and career plans.


Deadlines for application:

1 September 2023 for starting date 1 December 2023

Position Maritime Engineering
Level Trainee
Location Hamburg
Group member SAL Engineering

Founded in Bremen in 1989, the Harren Group focuses on the entire value chain around the vessel. The Group spans six next-generation service areas — Chartering, Engineering, Logistics, Ship Management and Renewable Energies.

Harren is committed to carbon-neutral shipping and is working to convert the entire fleet. The goal is zero-emission shipping across the Group by 2035.

The family-owned company operates 24 offices in 21 countries around the world, employing around 400 people ashore and more than 3,000 crew members on board its ships.

Your tasks

We offer:

  • Hands-on experience with all aspects of shipping
  • A multinational workplace where all projects are unique
  • A strong team culture and an open and friendly atmosphere
  • Vessel visits
  • Support and supervision from designated contacts in your department, a trainee mentor during the entire programme and regular feedback on your work
  • Social events and activities
  • Assistance with finding living accommodations
  • Fair trainee salary with additional benefits, such as company fitness and lunch offerings
  • Potential for permanent employment after successful programme completion.

Your requirements

  • You have completed a Master's level degree as a Naval Architect, Structural or Mechanical Engineering or other relevant engineering education
  • You are ready to take responsibility and can work independently
  • You thrive in a multinational team environment where teamwork is essential
  • You have excellent social skills and a global mindset
  • Your English level is excellent

What we offer

International team
Long-term career
Training courses
Career planning
Future focus

Create a better tomorrow for  the maritime industry.

Our promise to you

The Harren Group is committed to fair employment opportunities regardless of ethnic heritage, skin colour, gender, age, marital status, disability, religion, nationality, sexual orientation or social background. Our constant goal is to create a respectful and appreciative working environment for all employees.

Apply now

Are you ready to move the world forward?

Jennifer Masurtschak

Human Resources
+49 421 46 86 - 348