Explore Exciting Careers on Board and Ashore

Are you eager to gain comprehensive practical experience alongside a solid theoretical foundation? Look no further than F. Laeisz. Embark on a journey through various departments, participate in diverse training programs, and spearhead your own apprentice projects within our dynamic environment.

Fascination Shipping - Your Workplace is the World

The sea beckons with its vastness and allure, awakening longings and thoughts beyond the horizon. It is more than just a feeling, it is the lifeline of world trade, with German ships leading the way. Multicultural crews steer these ships and cross borders every day. Make a career in shipping - discover our training programmes. Exciting opportunities await you. Join us and embark on this exciting journey!

Choose from these apprenticeship opportunities:

  • Professional training as a Ship Mechanic (z. Dt. Ausbildung für Schiffsmechaniker)
  • Professional training as a Ship Broker/Agent (z. Dt. Ausbildung für Schifffahrtskaufleute, Schiffsmarkler- und agenten)

Discover how our apprenticeship programs can launch you into a world of opportunity.

Have you ever dreamed of travelling the world while sailing the seven seas? Do you want to develop highly sought-after skills that will maximise your potential and give you a rewarding career in a truly global industry?

Joining us at F. Laeisz can provide you with all this and much more.

The Opportunity

Vocational training as Ship Broker/Agent (z. Dt. Ausbildung für Schifffahrtskaufleute, Schiffsmarkler- und agenten) (M/F/D)

Rostock, Germany

Throughout the two and a half to three-year training, you'll rotate through all specialized departments within our shipping company, in Rostock and Hamburg.

These include among other:

  • Nautical-Technical Department
  • Crewing (Personnel)
  • Finance Department
  • Operating
  • Chartering
Additionally, you'll have a brief stint on one of our cargo ships for one to two weeks. The theoretical training is conducted at the Vocational School for Logistics, Shipping, and Tourism in Hamburg, with accommodation provided by our company.

Basic requirements:

  • Minimum age of 16 years
  • Good secondary school diploma, high school diploma, vocational baccalaureate diploma, or equivalent qualification
  • Proficiency in English due to our international business relationships
  • Interest in geography is desirable

The Opportunity

Vocational training as a Ship Mechanic (z. Dt. Ausbildung für Schiffsmechaniker) (m/f/d)

Rostock, Germany

As an apprentice ship mechanic (m/f/d), you are an all-round talent for the entire ship operation. The theoretical training on land takes place at a vocational school and in maritime training centres. During practical training on board our ships, you will learn how to handle modern technology, carry out maintenance work and operate machinery and equipment. You will be deployed on deck, in the engine room or on the bridge. Steering the ship and what to do in an emergency are also part of your training.

Other training focuses in overall ship operations include:

  • Ship Operations Management for Deck and Engine
  • Ship Operation Technology, Electrical Engineering
  • Repair / Maintenance
  • Cargo Handling and Transshipment Technology
  • Ship Safety

What are the prerequisites?

  • Minimum age of 16 years
  • Good secondary school leaving certificate, Abitur or equivalent qualification
  • As we have international crews, you should have a good and confident command of English
  • Medical fitness for service at sea in the deck and engine areas
  • Manual skills and technical understanding are not mandatory but desirable
  • An interest in geography is desirable
    seaworthiness for deck and engine service
  • For minors, the consent of a parent or guardian is required for training

Meet the Team

Guiding Your Apprenticeship Journey

Our dedicated team oversees the apprenticeship application process. They conduct interviews and are available for any inquiries you may have. We're here to support you every step of the way on your journey with F. Laeisz.

Peter Eckhardt F Laeisz

Peter Eckhardt
Head of Chartering & Director Operations
Reederei F. Laeisz G.m.b.H.

Nadine Timm F Laeisz

Nadine Timm
HR Manager
Reederei F. Laeisz G.m.b.H.

Daniel Schimmelpfennig F Laeisz_klein

Daniel Schimmelpfennig
Crewing Manager
Training & HR Development Fleet
Reederei F. Laeisz G.m.b.H.


Our mission is to empower aspiring young professionals through our apprenticeship program, providing a seamless and supportive journey from initial inquiry to successful completion of the apprenticeship. We aim to cultivate talent, foster growth, and inspire passion within each apprentice, ensuring they are equipped with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to thrive in their chosen field. At F. Laeisz, we are committed to guiding and nurturing future leaders, shaping a brighter tomorrow for our industry and beyond.


Looking for a new challenge?

Are you seeking a fresh opportunity to ignite your career journey? Look no further! At F. Laeisz, we offer dynamic apprenticeship programs designed to propel you towards success. Whether you're passionate about maritime mechanics or eager to explore the world of shipping management, our diverse range of apprenticeship opportunities provides the perfect platform for growth and development.

Embark on an exciting new chapter with us and discover the endless possibilities that await. Join our team today and embrace the challenge of shaping the future of the maritime industry. Your journey starts here.


From longing for the sea voyage

Embark on an inspiring journey with Denise Schneider as she follows her heart from office cubicle to the open sea. Discover how her passion for seafaring transforms into a dream career as a ship mechanic at Laeisz.

Join us as we delve into her captivating story of courage, determination, and the pursuit of lifelong dreams.


You have not found a suitable position?

Just send us your speculative application now and join us on a great journey.

To make the application process as easy as possible for you, please submit your information via email as follows:

In addition to your contact details, please include information about your salary expectations, language skills and send us your complete application documents: cover letter, CV, references and/or work samples (the following formats are possible: Word, PDF, PowerPoint, jpg, png in max. size: 10 MB per file, 20 MB in total).