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Trainee Agency Operator

Trainee Agency Operator

Job ID:  3482
Department:  Agency
Category:  Port / Agency Operations

Aberdeen, GB

Employment Type:  Permanent


Company Overview

Offering a complete ecosystem of maritime services, including broking, finance, port services and research, Clarksons is at the heart of global shipping. Our unrivalled reach, expertise, and depth of experience, combined with leading research, enables us to partner with clients across every sector to meet the demands of the world’s rapidly evolving maritime, offshore, trade and energy markets. Building on our unique heritage and harnessing our insights to see further, faster, we work with our clients and communities to create strategies that have a positive impact on the industry and the world around us. Dedicated to excellence, it’s our people that drive success for our clients.

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Division Overview

Offering exceptional port agency and logistics services, we provide turnkey solutions for clients in the marine and energy sectors. Established ships agents with a reputation for excellence, our specialist team provide round the clock vessel agency and services to the Offshore energy and dry bulk sectors. 

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Role Summary

We are seeking an Agency Operator to be based in our Aberdeen office, carrying out ships agency / logistics operations within a port environment.


What you’ll be doing

  • Carrying out ship’s agency operations duties; for which full training will be given.
  • Communicating with clients, vessels, port authorities and suppliers.
  • Assisting in the preparation of cargo and vessel documentation.
  • In addition to a standard 37.5 hour working week, there will be a requirement to undertake work outside of usual working hours on a rota basis.
  • The role will also provide cover for other UK based offices.
  • Additional / ad hoc duties as required to meet the needs of the business.


Key Skills & Experience

  • Prior ships agent / agency operator experience 
  • Current, clean, UK valid driving licence
  • Confident, self-starter with the ability to communicate well with a wide range of individuals
  • Ability to produce and maintain accurate paperwork
  • Confident in the use of Microsoft Office Word and Excel
  • Experience of working within a positive health and safety culture