Monday, 30 September 2019

Maersk Learnership Opportunity 2019

Maersk, the world's largest container shipping company and integrator of container logistics is looking for high potential individuals to join their Freight Forwarding and Clearing Learnership program. We offer a one year program which combines classroom based learning, practical on-the-job experience and supported by coaching and mentoring interventions.

The learning modules include business communication, mathematics, organisational behaviour, international trade principles, freight forwarding and clearing principles, and basic accounting.. The successful candidates will be based at one for the offices based in Durban, and will have the opportunity to engage and interact with various internal and external stakeholders to enhance their learning experience.

Key responsibilities will entail the following:

  • Coordination of shipments and services in line with commercial agreements
  • Reserve necessary space on ships, aircrafts, trains or trucks
  • Arrange delivery and storage of goods at origin and destination
  • Engage with customer via telephone and email
  • Provide updates and respond to customer queries
  • Complete all documentation (i.e. hazardous packing declarations, bills of lading, packing lists, certificates of origin, and customs clearance documents)
  • Follow up with transporters on PODs (proof of delivery) and upload on the software system
  • Register new shipments on the company software system. And close all jobs on the system per procedure
  • Complete all job costing, including all costs and revenue for allocated files, and assess shipment profitability
  • Issuance of invoices, validation of costs and invoices received from suppliers, and arrange payment for vendor invoices
  • Arrange courier of documents as required by the customer
  • Support custom brokers in facilitation of cargo clearance
  • Provide detailed port information to importers and exporters
  • Identify opportunities to upsell and pass on leads to commercial teams
  • Complete key performance reports per the customer's requirements

We are looking for:

  • Minimum Grade 12
  • Strong computer literacy
  • Mathematical literacy
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • A customer centric mind set and collaborative approach
  • The ability to learn quickly
  • Good personal and time management
  • A positive attitude
  • Resilience and commitment to the 12 month program

Applicants from previously disadvantaged employment equity groups and persons living with disabilities.


A.P. Moller - Maersk is an integrated container logistics company working to connect and simplify its customer's supply chains. As the global leader in shipping services, the company operates in 130 countries and employs roughly 70,000 people. With simple end-to-end offering of products and digital services, seamless customer engagement and a superior end-to-end delivery network, Maersk enables its customers to trade and grow by transporting goods anywhere - all over the world. For more information: All the way.

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