Recruitment, kick off and academic modules. A bit about recruitment, kick-off and different academic modules in Norway and abroad. The final program for 2018/2019 is not finalized but will consist of 5 modules during an 18-months period. The different modules are briefly introduced below. The final program might change dependent on what the participating companies would like to focus on.

Recruitment (Fall 2017).

The recruitment process will begin in the fall of 2017, please apply to the positions posted online and follow us on facebook for more updated information on recruitment.


Kick-off (April/May 2018)

After all trainees are selected for a trainee position, they, their contact persons and mentors are invited to a Kick-off at the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association in April or May. This is when they meet and can get to know each other in the group. That is an amazing day with various presentations and lectures. Everything takes place on the top floor at the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association, in beautiful premises that symbolize long and heavy traditions for the maritime industry in Norway.


Module 1 (Oslofjord, August 2018) – Introduction to the maritime industry and team-building

The first module will probably take place in Tjøme and end in Oslo. We stay at conference hotel and have lectures about maritime industry, ship types, global shipping markets and learn about some of the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association’s activities. We get to know each other better and preform team-building exercises.


Module 2 (Bergen/Ålesund, Fall 2018) – Ocean industries and new digital business models

A big part of Norwegian value cration in the maritime industry takes place at Sunnmøre. This is why we go there – to the Ålesund-region. Here we visit relevant participating companies within shipbuilding and offshore business, and as well we visit the maritime department of Aalesund University College. There we learn about navigation and operate a big ship in an ultramodern simulator. After Ålesund we travel to Bergen and visit leading maritime institutions and companies here. Here we will continue our focus on the transformation of the industry and get an introduction to new digital business models.


Module 3 (Singapore, Spring 2019) – Singapore as a world leading maritime hub

According the the Menon Report “The leading Maritime Capitals of the World”, Singapore is the leading maritime city globally. This is why it is natural that Maritime Trainee has a module in this little state, that is a small island, marked by the maritime industry. Here most big and small

Norwegian maritime companies are represented, a list of banks and brokers, and in the shipyards Keppel FELS, Jurong and Sembawang Norwegian companies and investors build both ships and rigs,


Module 4 (Oslo, Spring 2019) – Strategic analysis and the digital transformation of the industry

The fourth module will probably be in Oslo and focus on strategic analysis and the digital transformation of the industry. The Oslo area is home to world leading financial institution such as the world’s two largest shipping banks (DNB and Nordea), leading maritime attorneys and leading financial insurance companies. This makes Oslo an important world center for maritime finance and law. In addition to visiting some of these world-leading institutions, the focus will again be on digitak transformation of the industry.


Module 5 (London, Fall 2019)

Is there something more natural than having the last module in London? This is one more city with a strong maritime environment, mostly within finance, insurance, agency and analysis – England is a great power in seas for a long time already. We visit Cass Business School and get an interesting lecture there, continue to Lloyd’s of London, International Maritime Organisation (IMO), The Baltic Exchange, and we receive a lecture from the world’s leading analytics at Clarksons. Finally, we have a farewell dinner that usually lasts quite long, and with a great sadness trainees realise that it is (soon) over. Or maybe this is when it actually starts.


Graduation and Alumni-dinner (Fall, 2019)

The graduation ceremony is a final goodbye to the trainee-program, but also an introduction to the 200+ Maritime Trainee Alumni Group. This annual event is a good way for previous trainees to get to know the new group trainees, but it is also a good networking event.