This is how it is to be a trainee in HCS
Jesper - Freight forwarder, former trainee at HCS:
"My name is Jesper Sortsø. I have been with HCS for 4½ years. For the first 2 years I was a freight forwarder trainee. If you like tight deadlines, lots of responsibility and excellent potential for advancement, the freight forwarding business would appeal to you, and HCS can offer all of this.
One of the most positive features of my period as a trainee at HCS was all the different things I tried, such as settling with customers and hauliers, allocating vehicles (arranging logistics), switching departments and thus gaining an insight into the different modes of transport.
Now I have been trained for 2½ years and I still have a very positive attitude towards my workplace. It's probably because I feel a sense of freedom with responsibility. I am part of a team where we arrange our own working conditions. We have our own customers. We visit our customers and we generally organize our own working day.
I would say that if you are young and independent, if you have the confidence to express your opinion and are not afraid to be creative, then you should become a trainee freight forwarder with HCS. There's a good chance you will enjoy going to work just as much as I do."
What you get as a freight forwarder trainee
You will get a really good apprenticeship with good opportunities to influence your own career. We start with a thorough introduction programme which, together with the school curriculum, provides a solid basis for continuing the process.
Your apprenticeship will provide you with an insight into the planning, organization, management and sale of international transport services and the opportunity to specialize in the area that interests you most.
We can guarantee you a hectic but exciting day at our headquarters in Glostrup. We expect you to have a clear, professional attitude to effort and work discipline, so that you are quickly ready to have your own areas of work and responsibility and so that you can participate in resolving our daily tasks. At HCS A/S, the responsibilities are matched by the challenges and opportunities.
We expect you to have completed a Higher Commercial Examination (HHX), HG2 or HGS exam with a good result. You speak and write fluent Danish and have good knowledge of English and German. You understand the Scandinavian languages, you have a flair for numbers and you are familiar with the MS Office package at user level. You must have some goals and desires for the future that you are not afraid to work to achieve.
We emphasise that you:
- are service-minded and can work with several things at the same time
- are curious to learn and develop
- have a high work ethic and you follow through on tasks until they are completed
- thrive in a business where the tempo is high
- have a strong sense of order
- are responsible and good at working in a team
Interested? Do not hesitate to contact HCS, call us +45 43 42 41 00 or send us an e-mail at email@example.com.
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