FAQ

QUALITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

Do I have to have a background in Shipping or Logistics to apply for this program?
While we would love it if you had some knowledge in our industry, it’s not mandatory for our program. The key thing is that you are keen and motivated to be a part of this exciting world of transportation. If you don't have a degree in Shipping or Logistics, then we hope that you will have come from a business, management or economics field of study.

What are we looking for in a graduate?
We are looking for people with drive and enthusiasm for our industry. We expect a lot from our graduates so you will need an excellent academic record and be expecting a good degree result. A shipping, logistics or maritime degree will be a strong advantage.

Your personal qualities are extremely important as we are looking for individuals who are able to demonstrate the capacity to work hard and use initiative, essential requirements for learning key management and leadership skills in order to progress within our company. Most of all, you must be ambitious and have a flexible approach to working in a variety of different roles throughout your career with us.

Are there any age restrictions?
There are no age restrictions. As long as you have the qualifications, we would love to hear from you.

Do I need to speak a second language?
Our business language is English and we therefore expect our graduates to have a solid understanding of the English language, both written and verbal. Your career may take you on an international journey. So if you speak a second language, this will set you apart from others.

RELOCATION AND EXPENSES

Will I have to relocate as part of this program?
Our global program is managed at regional level and your regional NOL contact can advise you if relocation is required for your area. However, we anticipate that all graduates will start in their home country without any need for immediate relocation.

Will travel expenses be reimbursed?
When you get to the Assessment Center stage, we will provide reimbursement for reasonable travel expenses, with proof of travel (travel tickets, for example).

PROGRAM PROCESS

What is the recruitment process? What happens after I apply?
CVs will be reviewed by our local HR teams and if you meet our selection criteria, we will invite you to take part in our interview process. Initial screening will be done over the telephone and then psychometric tests and a face to face interview will follow. Our local HR representatives will be in touch to guide you every step of the way. Final selection will be made via an assessment center.

How does the Management Trainee Programme work?
Each graduate will be assigned to our APL Liner business. During the course of the two year program, you can expect to be assigned to a number of different departments. From each rotation, you will gain on-the-job experience as well as building up your industry knowledge.

You will be given access to our online learning portal and a specific training plan will be developed. During the program, you will be assigned a mentor who will be there to guide, advise and help you find your way through our business network.

We encourage all our graduates to take an active interest in all areas of our business. When the time is right, we will invite graduates to meet with our management team and senior executives.

It is our aim to give each graduate the best possible insight into our exciting industry and what better way to do that than by getting to the heart of the action. All graduates will be given the opportunity to gain hands-on experience of our industry for example by sailing on one of our vessels.

In some regions, there may be opportunities to work in different locations. We will discuss these options with you once we receive your application.

The graduate program will empower you with a multitude of skills and experiences. At the end of your program, we will discuss your career plan with you and ensure a smooth transition into your next position. With high performance, leadership potential and a determined approach, there are countless opportunities for your career progression.

So what are you waiting for? Jump in and start making waves!