Fuel your career to a global maritime pathway

KPI OceanConnect's innovative two-year trader trainee programme is designed to cultivate and empower school and college graduates for a career in marine fuel trading. This program supports the company's commitment to providing pioneering and sustainable solutions to the global shipping industry.


Leading global marine energy solutions provider KPI OceanConnect launches “get fuelled”, a new two-year global trainee programme – to foster and inspire the next generation of marine fuel traders.

As part of its commitment to enhancing innovation and inclusivity, KPI OceanConnect has recognised the need to provide an attractive career pathway for young people who are eager to contribute to the global energy transition and drive sustainability in one of the world’s most exciting industries.

The programme will provide new hires with an immersive learning experience, including comprehensive training in marine fuel trading, supply and logistics, and the opportunity to work with industry-leading experts. Trainees will have the opportunity to travel and participate in team building activities with the purpose of creating and nurturing relationships with global colleagues. In addition, trainees will also have the chance to relocate to one of KPI OceanConnect’s 16 offices worldwide, where they can learn about different cultures, establish their own network, and work with colleagues from various backgrounds.

Moreover, the programme combines courses at the Danish Maritime Academy in Copenhagen from September 2023, leading to a foundation degree in shipping and the official qualification of Bunker Trader.

Patrick Hoé, Managing Director at KPI OceanConnect, in Middelfart, Denmark and creator of the programme, commented:We are excited to launch our new trainee programme “get fuelled” to provide young talent with the opportunity to embark on a career in the dynamic and fast-paced world of marine fuel trading. This programme is a testament to KPI OceanConnect’s commitment to investing in the next generation of young professionals and supporting the development of innovative and sustainable solutions for the shipping industry.”

“By joining one of the world’s most experienced and established marine energy providers, trainees will be able to work with and learn from some of the best people in the marine fuels industry. “get fuelled” offers opportunities to grow, develop and build an exceptional career, and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds and experience.

KPI OceanConnect is well positioned to lead the shipping industry through the next era of market transformations by connecting the future of marine energy and bringing positive change to the shipping industry.

Applications for this round of the programme are currently open for young people in Athens, Istanbul, London, Middelfart, New York, and Singapore, and offers will be made in May or June.

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Narjiss Ghajour

Editor-in-Chief of Maritime Professionals
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