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Traineeship – Maritime Finance

If there is water, there is a way.


SAL Heavy Lift, a part of the Harren Group and a member of the Jumbo-SAL-Alliance, is one of the world’s leading carriers specialised in sea transport of heavy-lift and project cargo. We are owning and operating a versatile fleet of 30 advanced project cargo vessels with a lifting capacity of up to 3,000 t SWL. Our guiding principle is: If there is water, there is a way. Making the impossible possible, always finding a solution, going all the way.


If you’re looking for an exciting job, our programme will be the stepstone to boost your career. Tackle diverse and challenging finance projects in an international environment – and lead the way in finding effective financial solutions for our assets. We work with you to customise our modular 12 to 14 month traineeship in line with your interests and career plans.

Position Maritime Finance
Level Trainee
Location Hamburg
Group member SAL Heavy Lift

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
  • On-site projects and vessel visits 
  • Support and supervision from designated contacts in your department, a trainee mentor during the entire programme and regular feedback on your work
  • Technical work package incl. laptop and smartphone
  • 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 hold a B.Sc. or Master’s degree in business administration with focus on controlling, finance or audit / accounting or other financial education 
  • You are ready to take on responsibility and are able to work independently
  • You thrive in a multinational team environment where teamwork is essential
  • Your level of German and English language should be C1


Deadlines for application:

1 August 2023 starting date 1 September 2023 / 

1 April 2024 for starting date 1 May 2024

What we offer

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

Create a better tomorrow for  the maritime industry.

Strong diversity

Don’t just accept people’s  differences, celebrate them.

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