7 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

As an All-round Trainee at VIKING you will rotate through 4 different departments during the two-year period: Logistics, Finance, Sales and Owner Agreements. This means, you will obtain a comprehensive understanding of the organizational processes at VIKING. Halfway into the Trainee program there is a 3-4 week stay at one of VIKING’s subsidiaries abroad, which among other things, gives you a cultural understanding and insight in the subsidiary organization. Every All-round Trainee must go through the first part of a Danish, broad-based, general academic diploma program (HD) while following the trainee program in everyday work. Applicants for the All-round Trainee program must have completed a secondary education (e.g. HHX, STX, HTX or higher).

Commercial Trainee - Junior Sales Executive

Our Commercial Trainee program is a two-year entry level program designed to provide new graduates with solid foundation for a successful career at VIKING. Primarily, you will be working in the Sales department, but you will also be introduced to other departments in the Supply Chain, giving a wide scope of the organization. During your Trainee period, you will too work abroad at one of VIKING’s subsidiaries. To apply, you must have completed a higher education (e.g. Bachelor’s degree).

Sales Trainee

Being a Sales Trainee at VIKING includes two years packed with sales learning, global customers as well as the opportunity to work abroad in one of our subsidiaries. During the program, you will work in one of our Sales departments at our headquarters in Esbjerg while attending the first part of a Danish, broad-based, general academic diploma program (HD). To apply, you must have completed a secondary education (e.g. HHX, STX, HTX or higher).

PPE Clothing Trainee

PPE Clothing implies Personal Protective Equipment for all marine and offshore requirements, standards and weather conditions. The PPE Clothing Trainee program at VIKING gives you a extensive understanding of PPE Clothing and the associated areas. You will work in either PPE Engineering Fire or PPE Engineering Water for a period of 2½-3 years as a Trainee. Throughout the Trainee period, you will be attending TEKO in Herning, Denmark. During the program, you will learn about product understanding, financial issues, pattern engineering and a lot more. 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. It is a two-year program designed to give you a deeper understanding of shipping, including dangerous goods, incoterms, customs and so much more. All our Shipping Trainees attend the “Shipping Agent” line at IBC in Kolding. To apply, you must have completed an EUS Course as well as a secondary education (e.g. HHX, STX, HTX or higher).

Service Trainee

Being a Service Trainee at VIKING you will be introduced to various aspects of Service including contracts, planning and product knowledge. At the same time, you will experience working in a global company with international clients and the mission of protecting and saving human lives all over the world. The program runs for a two-year period. To apply, you must have completed a secondary education (e.g. HHX, STX, HTX or higher).

Global Trade & PPE Trainee

Our two-year Global Trade & PPE Trainee Program generally specializes the Trainee in trade, but you will also rotate between different departments giving you a better understanding of the connection between the departments. Trade at VIKING means all non-VIKING manufactured products that we sell to our customers and thereby contributing to our Full Package initiative. Every Global Trade & PPE Trainee must go through the first part of a Danish, broad-based, general academic diploma program (HD). To apply, you must have completed a secondary education (e.g. HHX, STX, HTX or higher).