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The 18-month Management Associate (MA) programme consists of two parts. The first six months begins with your function/department on a curriculum that covers some of the fundamental skills you will require. Then, you will go through rotations, about 4 months each, across a variety of business and support units, offering you an unparalleled chance to gain hands-on experience to the operation and expert insight into the industry.

Berge Bulk will also align your development with business needs and train you to be a versatile leader in the ever-changing shipping climate. You will be allocated a manager mentor from your business function and a buddy to support you throughout your program.

What’s in it for you?

The Management Associate Programme is designed with your future in mind. Berge Bulk commits to develop and nurture their Associates as ambassadors of the future. The program offers an opportunity for you to gain valuable hands-on exposure to international dry-bulk shipping as well as close support and mentorship from the Management team.

Working within the financial district overlooking the Singapore Straits, you will be a part of an international and energetic team, working closely with colleagues at sea to ensure that together, everyone keeps moving mountains. Most importantly, the program puts motivated Associates on track for a rewarding career in the dry-bulk shipping industry.


  1. Commercial & Operations
  2. Finance
  3. Technical


Berge Bulk believes that your personal attitude and mindset are just as important as your academic results. Berge Bulk is looking for individuals who are inquisitive, enjoy complex challenges and are driven by success. You can work both independently and as a team player and have the courage to challenge and go beyond your comfort zone. You are also a strong communicator – with the capability to enter a dialogue at all levels of the organization. Above all, you can balance your ambitious mindset with a respectful and empathetic attitude towards the people around you.

Our candidates will also have:

  • A Singapore Citizenship or Singapore PR
  • A recognized University degree in these disciplines: Shipping/ Maritime, Finance & Accounting, Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering
  • An excellent command of written and spoken English.


Applications are now open and the deadline for application is 22 February 2019. The program starts from 1 - 30 August 2019.


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Berge Bulk is currently one of the world’s leading dry-bulk owners and is ranked second in the world in the Very-Large-Ore-Carrier (VLOC) segment. We ship essential commodities around the world safely, reliably and efficiently. Founded within a family brand that has over 80 years of shipping heritage, Berge Bulk itself is a young, dynamic company that has a strong commitment to innovative growth and development. Today, we own, operate and manage a fleet of over 70 vessels equating to over 15 million DWT. The fleet ranges from handy-size to cape-size to some of the largest vessels ever built – serving the major miners, steel mills and charterers of the world.

With our current fleet and further expansion in the pipeline, the future is looking exciting.

Berge Bulk has seen tremendous growth over the past decade. Looking ahead, we continue to see attractive opportunities and are already planning new strategies to realize our ambition. To get there though, we need great young talent and so we are offering our Management Associate program to build the company’s leaders of the future. We are looking for people who are passionate about their work, who want a career that is both exciting and rewarding, and who want to positively influence the company in its ambition to be the world’s leading dry bulk company.

If that is you, we want you to grow with us…

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