Trainee Broker (Global Trainee Entry Level Programme)


Dubai, UAE

Ref: SP314-01

Job description / Role

Employment: Contract

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.

What is a Shipbroker?
Shipping is a complex global industry and essential to the world’s economy. Shipbrokers play an important role within the industry, acting as intermediaries who negotiate the rates and terms between shipowners and charterers for the movement of goods around the world, as well as between the buyers and sellers of ships. Successful shipbrokers are industry experts, with strong commercial acumen.
They are entrepreneurial and are good at identifying and developing innovative approaches and ideas. Fundamentally, they are natural networkers and relationship builders who enjoy working with people and collaborating across teams and are committed and work hard to look after their clients and deliver excellent results.

Clarksons Trainee Broker Programme (entry level)
Clarksons Trainee Broker Programme offers you the opportunity to:
• learn about our business by working alongside experienced industry leading professionals
• gain experience, insight and exposure rotating across key shipbroking departments
• help form the foundations of your experience within shipping
• be part of a global cohort, with peer-to-peer support

What you’ll be doing
During the programme, some of what you may be doing includes the opportunity to:
• support the day-to-day activities of the Brokers on the different desks
• maintain databases and prepare market information and reports for clients
• help to manage internal data flow of key market information
• maintain a database of sales activity
• undertake administrative tasks such as dealing with emails, assisting with contracts and correspondence
• help to field queries and establish/maintain effective relationships internally and externally
• maintain accurate records and documentation and assist with producing internal and external reporting
• help to conduct post fixture support in a prompt and efficient manner
• continue to develop knowledge and expertise
• attend meetings and events where required
• additional/ad hoc duties as required to meet the needs of the business

You’ll receive
• an initial 12-month fixed term contract with a possible further one-year extension, which may
include an overseas rotation in one of our global offices
• rotational seat placements across different divisions
• accelerated development of technical, organisational and professional knowledge/skills
• full support system through manager, buddy, and programme manager
• cohort connection to other programme participants globally
• interaction with global colleagues
• assignments and business initiatives


What we’re looking for

We invite applications from candidates with an interest in shipbroking, commodities, global trade, energy and renewables, economics, data, or research who can demonstrate:
• Drive and self-motivation, with the desire and commitment to succeed, deliver excellence
and make positive change
• Resilience with the ability to persist and adapt
• Collaboration, able to work well with others across diverse backgrounds to share information,
develop skills, and deliver results
• Relationship building, with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to quickly build rapport
• Smart problem-solving and analytical abilities, with a curious and inquisitive mind, and an
openness to new ideas
• Professional integrity and a respect for company values

Other requirements
• strong numeracy and presentation skills
• highly organised and able to prioritise workload to meet deadlines
• strong attention to detail
• proficiency in working databases and ability to analyse data
• self-starter who seeks opportunities to continually develop, both internally and externally
• confident and able to work well under pressure
• good MS Office skills (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Outlook)
• fluency in a 2nd language (desirable but not essential)

Entry criteria & how to apply
Our global trainee programme is open to:
• entry level candidates
• candidates with the right to work in the country for which they are applying

About the Company

We are at the heart of global shipping.

We offer a complete ecosystem of maritime services, covering ship broking, research, finance, digital tools, port services and green-driven advisory services. Our integrated offering is powered by intelligence, giving you authoritative insight, industry know-how and smarter solutions. With unrivalled reach, expertise and depth of experience, we’re able to partner with clients across every sector.

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Broker salaries in Dubai

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AED 6,500

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