Graduate Programme

The V.Group 2-year Global Graduate Development Programme is specially designed to introduce the most ambitious and motivated people to the operational, commercial and functional areas of the V.Group businesses.

As part of the 2-year programme, you’ll have the chance to complete international shipping job placements in global locations, including the UK, Cyprus, Monaco, France, India and Singapore, giving you essential on-the-job learning. You’ll also:

  • Spend time on a vessel to understand ship and cargo operations as well as onboard crew life.
  • Have opportunities to develop your personal and leadership skills, allowing you to fulfil your potential in the workplace.
  • Experience personal development opportunities to help you grow as an individual and increase your personal awareness.

At the end of your 2-year programme, you’ll have opportunities to move into a permanent role within the business.

Application Criteria

To join this exciting programme, we’re looking for recent graduates with a strong academic background in the following areas:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher (minimum 2:2 Degree classification) in a subject relevant to the maritime services sector, including, but not limited to:
    • Marine Engineering
    • Marine Electrical Engineering and Electronics
    • Naval Architecture
    • Ship Science and Mechanical Engineering

A Bachelor’s degree or higher from other related disciplines that connect to and impact on our core business are also of interest.

You should also be a team player with excellent interpersonal and communications skills, and have the ability to multitask, prioritise, and work in a fast-paced environment. A natural desire to learn, experience new challenges and different cultures with complete flexibility and willingness to relocate and work globally is essential.

Reward Package

As a global company, we strive for competitive advantage and our remuneration package is designed to help us achieve this with a generous package including:

  • Competitive starting salary
  • Regular development and salary reviews
  • Competitive benefit arrangements
  • Competitive annual holiday entitlement
  • Travel insurance while travelling on company business

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