Meet our trainees

Alexander Madsen

“The best thing about being a trainee at Ultrabulk A/S is the social atmosphere which I quickly found out to be deeply integrated in the company’s DNA. Way before I even had my first day at the office, the senior employees and trainees invited me out for various social events which really showed me their will and excitement of welcoming a new trainee to the team. 

The international environment and the chance to meet people from different cultures was my reason to pursue a career within the shipping industry. During a traineeship at Ultrabulk A/S the trainee gets the opportunity to go abroad for a 3-month period. This gives you an understanding of the major differences between working with people from e.g. the Northern Europe and people from South America.”

Sophia Sander-Bjerge

”As a daughter of a former captain, I have always been interested in the maritime sector. The first time I heard specifically about shipping I knew what I wanted to do with my future. Shipping is not a job, it’s a lifestyle. No two days are alike, but everyday includes contact with people from all over the world where decisions have to be made even though the supply and demand for ships and cargos are constantly changing. 

This means that things are happening all the time and the market can change so fast, making a career in shipping challenging and at the same time really interesting. Since joining Ultrabulk’s trainee program, I have learned something new every day and been in contact with people from all over the world since the first day I started.”

Kristian Hahn Lau-Jensen

"What I cherish most about being a trainee at Ultrabulk is that there are no boring days. Every day you are challenged in a fast paced business that is truly hands-on from the first day you step into office.  The opportunity to have colleagues that will always help and answer your questions even though you are new and sometimes might ask the same question twice, I think, shows the true colors of Ultrabulk. A company that truly cares about you as a person and your learning as trainee.

Working in an international company is ideal for me as I love to interact with people from different cultures – which is also why the traineeship here at Ultrabulk is a perfect fit as we have a 3-month period where we go abroad to one of our other offices."


Christian Ugilt Pabst

"Being a trainee at Ultrabulk A/S is a great start for your career in shipping, you really get a hands-on experience with many facets of the industry. I felt involved from the very first day as the trainees quickly are trusted with significant responsibility. This means that every day is filled with exciting tasks and new knowledge for me to grasp. 

I personally already feel very included as the social aspects are very much integrated throughout the organization, which is something I really appreciate. This really amplifies the focus on the continuous development both professionally and personally. The shipping industry has unlimited possibilities and I feel like Ultrabulk A/S undeniably is a place where you have the opportunity to explore those possibilities."