Professionals and graduates

Whether you’re seeking new challenges or starting your first job, Hamburg Süd offers a multitude of career opportunities in an international working environment. Whether at headquarters in Hamburg or in one of our roughly 100 offices worldwide, whether shipping agent, IT or sales specialist – together, we move our customers’ cargo around the globe. Subsequently, we invest in many options to ensure the personal development of our employees: from web-based training and seminars, to coaching and mentoring programmes. We also support any employees who demonstrate strong potential, through individual development programmes.

What you can count on

Balancing family, private life, and career

Achieving the right balance between professional commitment and personal life is important. That’s why Hamburg Süd offers employees the option of flexible working hours.

To ensure a healthy working environment Hamburg Süd also provides a multitude of health and fitness offerings, including company sports activities and workspaces equipped with the latest ergonomic equipment. Regular health days on topics such as nutritional diet or stress management complete the picture.

What’s more, the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offers support for employees who are in need of the experience and assistance of specialised coaches – from family affairs to advice on coping with difficult life situations. In cooperation with ComPsych, an independent provider of counselling and mediation services, a comprehensive support package is available for all employees.

With its broad range of health-related activities, Hamburg Süd in Germany has won the Corporate Health Award 2021 in the category “Transport/Logistics – SMEs”.

The social services may vary between regions and countries.

Social benefits

The employees of Hamburg Süd are paid according to the prevailing collective wage agreements. A voluntary company-performance-related bonus is complemented by an attractive social benefits package. Our employees enjoy benefits such as:

  • Travel and commuting subsidies (e.g. the HVV-ProfiCard for public transportation in Hamburg)
  • Subsidized dining in the company cafeteria at the Hamburg site
  • Capital accumulation benefits
  • Occupational accident insurance (also valid when not working)
  • Wedding and maternity benefits
  • Monetary awards on company anniversaries

The remuneration system and social benefits may vary between regions and countries.

Employees of Hamburg Süd discussing social benefits

Personal development

Hamburg Süd promotes personal and professional development around the globe. We offer seminars, workshops, and Web-based training to expand and hone our employees’ skills and individual competencies. Certification and training programs offered alongside their work also prepare our employees to handle new responsibilities. Hamburg Süd trains future managers from within our own ranks and helps experienced managers to continue to develop. As a global company, we also offer project-related and longer-term, work-abroad programs that give our employees the chance to live in any of about 100 countries.

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