6 different trainee programs – which one is right for you?

If you’ve recently graduated from high school or similar, this may be your opportunity to train with VIKING. VIKING trainees get a qualified organizational experience combined with relevant schooling financed by the company. You’ll be remunerated with a standard salary corresponding to the salary level of an apprentice. If you’re accepted, you will get to stay at VIKING for a two-year period, either rotating among departments to get a broad understanding of organizational processes or specializing in a single field. Furthermore, you’ll be required to attend a relevant course of study at the same time. All training takes place in Denmark, so you must be able to speak and write in Danish.


All-round Trainee

You’ll rotate through 4 different departments during the two-year period: Sales, Logistics, Shipping and Finance. Halfway into the program there’s a 2-3 week stay at one of VIKING’s subsidiaries abroad. Trainees follow the first part of a Danish, broad-based, general academic diploma program (HD). Applicants must have completed a Higher Commercial Examination.


Commercial Trainee - Junior Sales Executive

Our Commercial Trainee program is a two-year entry level program designed to provide new graduates with a solid foundation for a successful career with VIKING. You will spend one year in Global Sales in Denmark and then transfer to one of VIKING’s subsidiaries abroad for a year.  


Sales Trainee

Would you like a career in international sales? During the two-year program, you’ll rotate between two sales departments at headquarters and attend school. To apply, you must have completed the Basic Commercial course (HG).


PPE Clothing Trainee

Working in either PPE Engineering Fire or PPE Engineering Water, you’ll stay at VIKING for a period of 2½-3 years, attending TEKO in Herning, Denmark, throughout your trainee period. You will also spend some time on our sewing line. To apply, you must have completed a basic course at TEKO.


Shipping Trainee

As a Shipping Trainee, you will work in VIKING’s shipping department, which handles goods being sent all over the world by ship, truck, flight and courier. Shipping trainees attend the “shipping agent” line at IBC in Kolding.