Hamburg Süd as Employer

With approximately 6,000 employees and more than 250 offices, the Hamburg Süd Group has a global presence – afloat and ashore. Correspondingly broad is the range of vocational fields the shipping group has to offer. Anyone wishing, for example, to get a taste of the big wide world on Hamburg Süd’s ships, can do so in a navigational, engineering or electronic work environment according to their individual interests. Those who prefer solid ground under their feet, however, can choose between even more options. Here the Group’s multifarious fields of activity open up career perspectives as much for shipping and travel specialists as for applicants with a different range of experience of interest to us (logistics, controlling, accounting) and for IT experts.

As an internationally operating company, Hamburg Süd offers a working environment which is characterised to a very special degree by open-mindedness, tolerance and respect for each individual. The company has always taken the stance that differences in ethnicity, religion, conviction, age or gender must not be allowed to result in different treatment in professional life. As a logical consequence, Hamburg Süd joined the Charta for Diversity in 2008. With their signatures to the Charta, the companies represented undertake to create a working environment free of prejudice and marginalisation.

Hamburg Süd provides a working atmosphere in which employees feel at ease, develop creative ideas and are able to focus on their abilities. It is no wonder, then, that Hamburg Süd has a below-average turnover rate. In the course of long-term integration, the company also banks on the continuous, individual development of its staff – both at a professional and personal level. Hamburg Süd addresses particular attention to quality vocational training. Consequently, Hamburg Süd has twice (1999 and 2006) been honoured by the Hamburg youth organisation of the service-sector union ver.di as “best training company”. The reasons given for conferring the award were, among others, the many opportunities for further training and education within the company, the above-average motivation and qualification of the trainers, as well as the high training quota of eight per cent.