Share this Job

Trainee Shipbroker

Trainee Shipbroker

Job ID:  3145
Department:  Towage & Salvage
Category:  Broking
Location: 

London, GB

Employment Type:  Permanent
Description: 

 

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.

To understand more including day-to-day life at Clarksons, visit us at www.clarkson.com

 

Division Overview

We specialise in emergency response, offering port-to-port towages of damaged, out of class or laid up vessels, barges, and drilling rigs as well as heavylift transportation aboard submersible Heavy-Lift-Vessels. Our reputation for honesty, integrity and assisting clients in the quickest, most efficient manner possible has earned us clients including the Maritime and Coastguard Agency and UK and US Navies.

 

Discover more at www.clarksons.com/broking

 

Role Summary

We have an exciting opportunity for a Broker to join our busy Towage, Salvage and Transportation team. This role would suit someone who is self-motivated and conscientious, with a great work ethic and the ability to learn at pace. Flexibility will be key as this role will require working an on-call rota, approximately 1 in every 4-5 weeks (though this is likely to not take effect from day one and will come later with training). This will not be a ‘9-5 job’ due to the nature of the work we do.

 

What you’ll be doing

• Database input, tug position maintenance, client record keeping

• Learning and understanding the relationships between various clients and their roles to the industry on a global basis

• Learning and working with all Clarksons bespoke IT systems and tools

• Study for the ICS examinations, (optional for all new brokers at Clarksons)

• Interaction with other Clarksons colleagues globally

• Participating in mock cases and exercises to build knowledge and experience

• Shadowing brokers with live enquiries to learn about the niche area we work in

• Working with the standard industry contracts and charterparties to build knowledge and expertise

• Running new enquiries and requirements

• Preparing for your participation in the on call/duty rota

• Additional / ad hoc duties as required to meet the needs of the business.

What we’re looking for

We’d love to hear from you if you:
• are open-minded, embracing of change, driven & enthusiastic, and considerate to others
• act with integrity
• are dedicated to excellence
• collaborate & challenge for collective success

 

Key Skills & Experience

• Experience with towage, salvage and transportation would be helpful but not mandatory

• An interest in shipping and preferably within towage, salvage and transportation

• Self-motivated and hard working with a great work ethic

• Dedicated and committed, and client service oriented

• Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal)

• Confident and able to work well under pressure

• Organised and able to meet deadlines

• Good problem-solving skills and able to use own initiative

• Conscientious and diligent in working style

• Positive and willing, with a desire to go the extra mile

• Team player with a flexible approach

• Desire to learn and ability to learn quickly

• MS Office skills (e.g. MS Outlook, Excel, Powerpoint, Word)