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You are interested in working for a successful international service organization?
You are dedicated, flexible and appreciate your own responsibility in a team?
Then we may have the right job offer for you.

NOTE: Please refrain from applications for seagoing personnel since we do not operate any vessels.

The training as a shipping merchant in the tramp shipping sector  at Sartori & Berger is versatile and varied. You learn shipping on shore side “from scratch” and will get to know different departments during your training. Training fields in Kiel include:

  • Handling of ships at the Kiel Canal
  • Handling of ships in port, liner agency
  • Forwarding / customs clearance
  • Ship’s invoicing

If you are interested in training at our locations in Hamburg, Brunsbuettel or Rostock, please contact the respective branch office directly.

You learn to work independently on your own.  An international environment will be your main field of activity, because our customers and the ship crew, which you will get to know in the port or on the Kiel Canal are mostly from abroad. The English language (English is the world shipping language), an open mind towards other nationalities and the joy as well as willingness to work and learn in the maritime service sector should be brought along.

In addition, we assume that you are willing to provide shift work even during your training – at the beginning of your education you should be at least 18 years of age. Driving license class B is a requirement.

The lessons in the vocational school RBZ Kiel take place in the block. The training lasts 3 years (a shortening to 2.5 years is possible under certain circumstances).
A takeover in our company is possible at vacancy, but in principle we cannot  guarantee this. However, the career prospects after completion of your training are very good. Trained shipping merchants are always needed at home and abroad amongst others in the field of nautical engineering, economics or maritime transport.

Application tips

We are looking forward to your interest in training in our company. Your application allows us to gain a first impression of you. Start of your training in Kiel is always August 1st – your application should be received by us 1 year before the desired training date.

Please consider the following in your application:

  • Name the desired start date
  • Highlight your skills and motivation for this training
  • Among other things also study our website for information
  • Your CV should be short, concise and clear

Content of the application:       

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Copy of current certificate
  • Information on practical and individual experiences (internships, stays abroad, etc.)
  • Covering letter

Applications can be sent by post or by e-mail.
Upon receipt of your application:

We will confirm the receipt of your application. In due course, we will make a selection and if your application has convinced us, we will invite you to a job interview in our company. This normally takes place three-quarters of a year before the beginning of the training.

We are looking forward to meeting you!


We are looking for interns (m/f/d) for the 2020 cruise season for the teams of the Cruise Operations (Kiel and Hamburg) or Ground Handling / Shore Excursions (Rostock and Bremerhaven) departments.

Support our team of port agents / cruise agents during cruise calls at the pier as well as in administrative work at the office. You can expect following activities (among others):

  • assistance in the preparation of the cruise calls
  • independent processing of uniform logistics
  • complete handling of the lost & found suitcases after the cruise calls
  • work as a host(ess) in ground handling and escorting of shore excursions

In addition to above activities, there are the following tasks you will support in Hamburg:

  • port cost calculations
  • visa application for crew members
  • preparation / supervision of ships during shipyard stay

In addition to a confident appearance and good manners your strong points are:

  • strong teamwork ability
  • high level of resilience and willingness to work even on weekends during the season
  • excellent German language skills and good English knowledge; further language skills favorable
  • good MS Office skills
  • driver’s license Kl. B

We offer:

  • interesting and diversified activities
  • high degree of personal responsibility
  • paid internship

If you are looking for a study-accompanying, subject-related internship working with cruise ships of well-known shipping companies, we are looking forward to receiving your application. Please include your location of choice and the possible working period between February and October when sending your application to:

Mrs. Ulrike Ritter

We are still looking for reliable and motivated part time staff (m/f/d) during the cruise season 2020 in the ports of Kiel, Hamburg, Rostock and Bremerhaven.

For more information please click here.


Sartori & Berger GmbH & Co. KG
Wall 47/51
24103 Kiel

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