Join the Maritime Spirit

Join the Maritime Spirit

And become part of an exciting global shipping company. DAL/JTE can offer you challenging apprenticeship with interesting opportunities across all shipping departments.


Apprenticeship with JTE

Welcome to John T. Essberger! If excellence and expertise are your goal, then you've come to the right place.

Our long-established Hamburg-based shipping company stands for the highest standards and expertise in this specialised segment of the maritime industry. As a shipping clerk Tramp (Schifffahrtskauffrau/-mann Fachrichtung Trampfahrt) with us, you will dive deep into the world of chemical transports and gain comprehensive and practical knowledge of all facets of the maritime industry. From chartering, operating, manning, technical maintenance and insurance to international business relations - we ensure that you are trained at the highest level and gain practical experience.

Since a very good knowledge of German is required for the apprenticeship, the following information is in German.
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Sounds good?

Apply for your apprenticeship either for a start on the 1st of February or the 1st of August each year. We are happy to get to know you!

Current Apprenticeship available


Apprenticeship Shipping Clerk (m/f/d)

Apply now for Start of apprenticeship February & August 2024

Job Description:

Your tasks:

  • Analyse transport and freight markets
  • Bring freight and vessels together
  • Plan and manage the transport of goods over sea
  • Make agreements
  • Schedule container
  • Handle claims as well as vessel- and freight-relating documents
  • Calculate costs and determine results
  • Communicate in English

Your profile:

  • Abitur, Fachabitur or Fachhochschulreife
  • Fluent in English (min. mark 3)
  • Good MS-Office skills
  • Ideally you have stayed abroad for quite a while

We welcome applicants who have initiative, like to take on responsibility and have already demonstrated this. We also welcome university leavers.

Please send your complete application (motivation letter, CV, school reports of your last 2 school years) for an apprenticeship, preferably via email to

If you do have any questions, please feel free to contact Alexandra Trinkus via telephone or email.

We are looking forward to getting to know you!

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If you are interested in an Apprenticeship with us just click on the button to the right, fill in the form and submit it.

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We offer a supportive environment where you can strike a new path and develop your personal and professional skills on a long term related basis.

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