Clarksons Platou

Profile

Clarksons Platou is the world’s leading provider of integrated shipping services - established over 165 years ago it is listed as FTSE 250 company with more than 1400 employees in 47 offices across 23 countries on 6 continents. Our core services include Ship Broking, Financial, Support and Research.

Ship Broking

Market leading brokers across every sector in the shipping and offshore industries. Unrivalled in terms of the number and calibre of brokers and market analysts, breadth of market coverage, geographical spread and depth of intelligence resources.

Financial

The premier shipping investment bank, specialising in core maritime sectors. Working alongside Structured Asset Finance and Project Finance to provide complete coverage of the financial market.

Support 

Port Services teams provide the most comprehensive support and logistics services in the industry and in connection with Gibbs Tools and Supplies delivers a complete supply solution.

Research

Recognised worldwide to be the most authoritative provider of intelligence for global shipping, with offices in London, Shanghai, Singapore and Brazil.​


School leaver opportunities

Trainee Broker Programme

We provide opportunities for core skills development and to be trained by leading experts in the field. If you are selected onto the scheme you will gain hands-on experience within one or more aspects of our business. The process of developing you as a broker takes many years of dedicated input from both you and the Clarksons team. Our culture and global network enables us to provide the perfect opportunity for you to become one of our most successful brokers. Above all, you will be trained and developed by the best.

 

Salary & benefits

With Clarksons you will gain - 

- Uncapped earning potential

- Global travel with relocation opportunities

- Corporate gym membership schemes

- Free lunch in company canteen


Requirements

There are no specific Entry Requirements!

We want to hire candidates who have something unique to offer - like a great personality or a strong set of soft skills.  In fact, we put more emphasis on intangible qualities that are not always easy to specify. Though the specific personality traits that we are looking for are completely subjective, candidates need to demonstrate that they possess the common characteristics of successful shipbrokers. Therefore, we are looking for candidates who have great communication skills and are great team players with an ability to "think on their feet". Drive, initiative and ambition are more important than anything else. Candidates cannot expect to be effective and successful in shipbroking unless they truly believe in the services that we provide.

 

Apply

The scheme is not for the fainthearted and applicants will need to demonstrate knowledge in a subject relevant to and beneficial to shipbroking. You must demonstrate critical employability skills before being offered a permanent role as an entry-level shipbroker. 

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Clarksons Platou Aberdeen, United Kingdom
31 Jan, 2018
Higher Apprenticeship
Deadline: Ongoing Salary: Competitive Location: Aberdeen As Junior Chartering Operator, your primary function is to provide administrative support to the West Africa  ship-broking team in our Aberdeen office. This role could be ideal for a school leaver, graduate or shipping professional that is looking for an opportunity to join a fast paced Shipbroking company. Though you should expect a varied and busy workload, your main duties will include: Contract document tracking. Charter hire Invoice and purchase order queries and payment expediting. Cost allocation and analyses work. Vessel availability and position checking. Database entry and maintenance. Vessel charter rate bench marking and reporting to clients. Assisting shipbrokers with commercial and technical bid evaluation models (mainly data entry) Maintenance and establishing document templates. Assisting market analysts with collating and preparation of market data and presentations. In addition to the duties above you will have an opportunity to assist in the development and roll-out of new IT products.  As an integral member of the team, you will be expected to contribute ideas and provide critical input to various projects.  You will also be encouraged to learn about our commercial business and off-shore broking activities as part of your personal development. Of course, this will create opportunities for you within the organisation, which may include pursuing a career in broking at some stage in the future. The right person for the role Work related attributes, qualities and attributes: Must have strong IT skills i.e. proficiency in Word, Excel Must have a methodical approach to ensuring accuracy at all times Must have excellent communication skills i.e. written and spoken Must have ability to work under pressure Must have ability to manage busy workloads and deal with complex matters Must have ability to originate, introduce and be open to new practices, concepts, ideas and change to continuously improve Must have ability to think ahead and recommend courses of action Must be flexible and able to travel to overseas offices as required Must have a personal and professional demeanour, integrity and credibility that command respect at all levels of the organisation Highly ambitious and driven – interested in their career and devoting time and energy to personal development Application Process: Once an application has been submitted through our careers page, we will review your CV and contact you to if you have successfully been shortlisted. Our Recruitment Manager will then send you a link requesting you to create a very brief video recording explaining why you feel you have the necessary skills and character so be selected for this position.  
Clarksons Platou London, United Kingdom
26 Jan, 2018
School Leaver Programmes
Deadline: Ongoing Salary: £20,000 to £30,000 (Uncapped Earning Potential) Location: London Overview: Whether you have previous shipping experience, studied for a maritime qualification or have no prior exposure to shipbroking, we will provide you with the initial development necessary to become a successful broker. You will gain a valuable insight into our core shipping divisions including Tankers, Dry Cargo and Sale and Purchase. Mentoring is central to the programme and you will shadow experienced brokers in each division to ensure that you develop a thorough understanding of various markets.  What we look for: We are not necessarily looking for candidates with the right set of technical skills and years of experience under their belt. We want to hire candidates who also have something unique to offer - like a great personality or a strong set of soft skills.   In fact, we put more emphasis on intangible qualities that are not always easy to specify. Though the specific personality traits that we are looking for are completely subjective, candidates need to demonstrate that they possess the common characteristics of successful shipbrokers. Therefore, we are looking for candidates who have great communication skills and are great team players with an ability to "think on their feet". Drive, initiative and ambition are more important than anything else. Candidates cannot expect to be effective and successful in shipbroking unless they truly believe in the services that we provide. To figure out if candidates possess the soft skills or personality fit that we are looking for, our interview process is designed to bring out the honesty in people. With all of the creative ways that candidates can approach our interview process, we are looking for candidates who can come up with original answers that will impress us. Candidates will need the right mix of research, preparation and honesty. Candidates must steer clear of cliched and disingenuous answers when applying to our programme. For example, candidates should not tell us that they are a workaholic if they actually hate staying past office hours. Honesty is the best policy when it comes to our interview process. Candidates do not have to be experts in shipping. Candidates have a passing moment to make a positive and important impression on us when they apply to our programme.   Our business is all about our clients, period. Everything we do is client focused.  Our clients seek an expert to help them during complex negotiations and transactions. Therefore, it stands to reason that the more you become known for your expertise, the more clients we will want to work with you.   There is no such thing as a typical shipbroker. Shipbroking requires a combination of many skills and qualities. The ability to negotiate effectively is unquestionably a skill that every shipbroker must make every effort to master. Above all, the key to being a shipbroker lies in the ability to learn from others. Candidates must be able to demonstrate that they benefit from being a member of a team where they can learn best practice.   Of course, self-motivation and determination are paramount. This is why we only want to hear from candidates who have the drive to keep going and see things through.