MAERSK LINER GRADUATE PROGRAMME (MLGP) 2015- Commercial (South African Cluster)

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MAERSK LINER GRADUATE PROGRAMME (MLGP) 2015- Commercial (South African Cluster)
Cape TownGraduateCommercial/Sales/Business DevelopmentRef.: ML-067985
Maersk Line is the world’s largest container shipping company and is renowned for its professional and customer-centric approach. The diversity of insights from our 25,000 employees all over the world strengthens our international reputation for high standards and innovation.

If you work well with others, have a can-do attitude and have the ambition and passion to excel, the Maersk Liner Graduate Programme (MLGP) can offer you the perfect opportunity to build a long-term and varied career in an international environment.

The MLGP is designed to provide access to a fast track career for bright young professionals across a range of disciplines. The programme combines learning and talent practices to ensure that developmental opportunities are maximised to the benefit of both the participants and the company. We have partnered with world reknowned institutes to deliver a cutting edge, innovative, blended approach to growing your business acumen, personal and leadership skills.
We Offer
An opportunity where you will build a long-term career in the global trade and transportation industry. During the 2-year Graduate Programme, you will have vast opportunities and be part of an international group of young professionals. Together you will:

• Build your knowledge from some of the best experts within the shipping and business fields, in your day to day job and in classroom environments.
• Build a global network that you can leverage in your future interactions to enable collaboration and career.
• Be significantly exposed to high-level leaders to ensure that theoretical insights are continuously linked to concrete business challenges.
• Become part of a team where we play to win and ‘we’ always comes before ‘I’.

Key Responsibilities
You will join a team of highly competent colleagues and jointly participate in reaching the objectives of your department.
•Your manager will continually provide you with individual sparring to help you develop professionally and personally.
•Being based at the Headquarters for South Africa and Africa provides the successful incumbent with a unique opportunity to gain workplace exposure to the Local as well as Regional organisation.
•Being part of a global shipping programme, you will meet your fellow Maersk Liner Graduate Programme participants from all over the world in four seminars where you will receive insights into the Shipping Industry, grow your understanding of the business and grow your personal competencies.
•You will take an active role in your own development and work together with your manager and HR to identify your key development needs and build an action plan.

Who we are looking for
• NQF Level 8 or higher (Post Graduate Qualification in Business or related discipline) with a maximum of 3 years’ relevant work experience.
•A South African Citizen
•Ambitious individual with a passion and drive to excel.
•Have an international mind-set and excellent command of English (both spoken and written).
•A pragmatic and holistic thinker.
•Resourceful and flexible with strong capabilities to prioritise, optimise and perform under limited resources and tight deadlines.
•Strong desire to pursue a long-term career within the Maersk organisation.

>Last application date: 29 May 2015.
For further information, please contact: .
The South African Cluster comprises 9 countries: South Africa, Namibia, Mozambique, Botswana, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho and Swaziland. The Maersk Line and Safmarine organisations are both equally represented in the Cluster and are supported by a diverse, multicultural team of 400 strong employees. The South African Cluster plays a significant role in Global Trade with exporting everything from Mineral Ore to fresh produce such as Avocados, Citrus, Grapes, Nuts as well as having a strong footprint in the Automobile and Mining Industries. The successful MLGP Incumbent will be based at the Head Office for the South African Cluster and Africa Region in Cape Town.

***Maersk South Africa is committed to transformation and in line with this preference will be given to applications of individuals from previously disadvantaged backgrounds***
 Maersk Line is the world’s largest container shipping company, known for reliable, flexible and eco-efficient services. We operate 610 container vessels and provide ocean transportation in all parts of the world. But not only do we power some of the world’s largest ships – we also propel the growth ambitions of businesses and individuals all over our planet. Every day our 7,000 seafarers and 25,000 land-based employees at 374 offices share their expertise with our customers around the world to optimize their supply chains, maximize their distribution networks and most of all realize their business potential. We are devoted to creating simple and reliable solutions for our partners, continuously lifting industry standards and enabling global trade in the most sustainable manner possible. What we do is more than shipping. We deliver promises. Promises from customers and businesses all over the world.
All the way.