Clarksons Platou


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.


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.


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.


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


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.



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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