Ocean Network Express (ONE) is the 6th largest container shipping company in the world! We started operations on 1 April 2018 and although we are a young company, we have a wealth of experience in shipping as we are a merger of the container shipping divisions of three Japanese shipping lines, NYK, MOL and KLine.
Since we have been in operation, we have achieved so much. We take great pride in who we are, what we do and how we do it, and our success is all down to our people.
Our people are our biggest asset. Our people make the difference!
We hope you enjoy reading about ONE and are inspired to consider joining us.
SOME KEY FACTS:
What makes us ONE?
Achieving our goals is important to us and HOW we achieve them is just as important.
Our culture, how we work, and how we treat each other and our customers are defined by our PHILOSOPHY and our CORE VALUES.
We celebrate and maximise the different experiences and skills that a diverse workforce can bring.
As a global business we are big enough to compete, but small and smart enough to care!
In October 2019 we launched our first ever global Employee Engagement Survey.
Worldwide, 92% of our colleagues took part and we achieved a global employment engagement score of 73%.
At ONE, employee engagement is more than just a check-box exercise - we see it as a real opportunity to understand the health of our company and the well being of our people.
We run regular pulse surveys to monitor our progress as we work to maintain and improve our employee's engagement with ONE.
WHAT IS IT LIKE WORKING AT ONE?
We asked our colleagues from across Europe and Africa what it’s like to work for ONE.
Here is a small selection of their own stories.
LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT
Learning requires motivation, and research shows that people who seek opportunities to learn and grow tend to achieve more than those who believe they’re born with all the abilities they’ll ever have.
The same research states that employees at companies who embrace this passion for learning and growing tend to feel more empowered and committed.
When it comes to learning at ONE, there are some things we know to be true. We call these truths our learning beliefs, and they inform how we design and deliver learning now and in the future.
First, learning is a process, not an event. It takes motivation, practice, and feedback.
Second, learning happens in real life. We learn when we’re challenged. Learning doesn’t only happen in a classroom; Research tells us that people learn on-the-job, every day.
Third, learning is personal. Everyone has their own preferences and motivations about how, when and what they learn. We want everyone to know how they learn and take an active role in shaping their own experiences.
Lastly, learning is social. Research tells us that people turn to each other most for advice, information, and help. So we intentionally create opportunities for the organisation to learn from one another and build their networks. In fact, more courses are taught by us than by external trainers.
ARE YOU SAILING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION?
Are you just about to complete your studies and not sure if you want to embark on your career or further education?
How about doing both?
The ONE SAIL(Shipping Apprenticeship & International Learning) program is your solution!
WHY CHOOSE SAIL?
WHAT HAVE OUR SAILORS GAINED DURING THE SAIL PROGRAM?
HISTORY OF THE SAIL PROGRAM
In 2018, ONE Europe & Africa researched and designed the SAIL program. Following a recruitment drive the first intake of 11 SAILors joined ONE in January 2019. They were recruited across ONE offices in France, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain and UK. This first group of SAILors graduated from their program in December 2020 and all 11 were offered positions within the organisation.
In September 2020 the second intake of SAILors joined the organisation, working in ONE offices in Egypt, South Africa and Türkiye. These 6 SAILors graduated in August 2022 and were all offered positions within the organisation.
In September 2021 the third intake of SAILors joined the organisation in Denmark, France, Italy, Portugal, Netherlands and UK. In this intake we have 9 SAILors who are due to graduate in August 2023.
In September 2022 the fourth intake of SAILors joined the organisation in France, Portugal, Netherlands, Spain and Türkiye. In this intake we have 7 SAILors who are due to graduate in August 2024.
ABOUT THE ONE SAIL PROGRAM
WHAT THE SAIL PROGRAM PROVIDES
In this 2 year program, you will have the opportunity to learn about the container industry from both a theoretical and practical perspective while at the same time gathering international experience.
Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a ONE Shipping Certificate
The program will include various courses and workshops related to shipping and business in general, covering subjects like shipping, international trade, vessel and cargo types, customs, cultural awareness, project management, making a presentation, remote collaboration to name but a few.
As part of the SAIL program, you will have the opportunity to work in different departments from the local agency organisation, for example, Customer Service, Finance, Operations and Sales across the two years. You will be trained on the job, allowing you to gain a deep insight into the respective fields of work.
With ONE being a global business, you will have the opportunity to gain experience at an international level. The program includes assignments that you will complete together with your fellow apprentices from ONE Europe and Africa offices, allowing you to experience international collaboration. You may also be offered the opportunity to experience working in another office outside of the one that you will be based in.
WHAT IS THE SAIL PROGRAM ABOUT AND WHOM IS IT FOR?
WHY JOIN THE ONE SAIL PROGRAM?
ARE YOU THE RIGHT FIT?
The suitable candidate should have a bachelor level education, an excellent command of the English language both verbally and in writing as well as some basic knowledge of business.
In order to be successful in this program you will be required to have a high level of engagement, commitment, flexibility and openness. Candidates must be fluent in the local language of the recruiting country, hold a valid passport and where relevant, working visa.
RECRUITMENT PROCESS – SAIL PROGRAM COMING SOON!
We are recruiting for the SAIL Program starting in September 2023!
If you are interested in joining our next intake for either SAIL program please send your CV and motivation letter to the SAIL Team at [email protected]
Ausbildung (Germany and Austria only)
Would you like to complete your “Ausbildung" in a company that offers a start up atmosphere and at the same time profit from a lot of experience within the field of business as well as apprenticeships?
Container Shipping is a fascinating industry. Almost everything you can buy in a store, whether it is fruits, car parts, clothing, toys, audio equipment or Christmas decorations, has probably been shipped in a container. Seasons, economies, politics and demography all have an impact on the cargo that is being transported and thus our everyday work.
Shipping agents are responsible for the organisation of the transport of all sorts of goods by sea, across the globe. Whilst this is not always an easy task - it is certainly an exciting one!
This includes, for example, organising transports from the ports to the hinterland, selection of appropriate container equipment, booking the container voyage, customs, advising customers and much more.
You can find an overview of daily tasks of shipping agents as well as more information on the national German apprenticeship Scheme here (external site)
WHAT MAKES THE "AUSBILDUNG" AT ONE SPECIAL?
You will be able to work independently within our teams and be given the opportunity to take an active role in the design of your apprenticeship
The apprenticeship at ONE includes deployments within other ONE offices in Europe, for the duration of several months, as it is important to us that our apprentices also gain experience on an international level
You will work with highly dedicated colleagues and in a very open atmosphere
Most modern (technical) equipment awaits you
WHAT DO WE EXPECT FROM OUR APPRENTICES?
High degree of initiative, flexibility and a sense of responsibility
Interest in global trade, geography and shipping
Excellent level of German (at least "C2")
School degree of Abitur/Matura (or similar)
Fluent level of English
Identification with our corporate values
Applicants must be in possession of EU citizenship or valid working permission in Germany/Austria
DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS?
WOULD YOU LIKE TO APPLY FOR THE APPRENTICESHIP IN GERMANY/AUSTRIA?
Please note that this email address is only for questions & applications for the German/Austrian Apprenticeship national scheme (fluent level of German is required (C2)). If you are interested in our SAIL Apprenticeship Program, please go to: SAIL - European Apprenticeship Program
In ONE we believe in providing a holistic learning experience for young talents, enabling them to enter the exciting world of shipping by joining one of our apprenticeship programs.
During the course of these programs, we encourage, guide and advise young people, helping them to grow and develop by fostering their talent, and supporting them in finding their professional passion. All of which allows our apprentices to actively contribute towards the future of ONE.
Listen to what our apprentices said about what it´s like to work for ONE.
Find our more about our apprenticeship programs via below links: