Career pathing

Do you already have professional experience or are you just starting out on your career?  From vocational training, via the trainee programme, to coming in directly as a specialist manager or dock worker, HHLA offers you a range of opportunities of joining the Group. Also if you are looking for an occupational challenge and want to rise to dynamic change, and you speak fluent German, you will find information here about the various career paths.

How you can join HHLA and what conditions you have to meet depends on whether you are a school leaver, student, graduate and/or specialist manager or maybe a prospective dock worker.

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School leavers

With a very wide range of vocational professions, HHLA offers many opportunities for starting your career.



Whether on work experience, as a working student or writing your diploma thesis, in your student years HHLA will give you valuable experience of the working world.


Graduates and specialist managers

Straight into line management or preferably a trainee programme first? There is more than just one way to join HHLA.