Maritime Trainee at DOF Group


DOF Management AS and DOF Subsea AS, both part of the DOF Group, form a world class integrated offshore contractor, delivering marine services and subsea solutions. We provide a diversified range of services through three key business lines; vessel chartering, subsea projects and engineering.


In cooperation with the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association, we are offering an 18-month Trainee program starting August 2020. We are looking for an intellectually curious and forward-thinking master’s graduate with technical expertise and a commercial mindset. 


Through structured learning, rotational assignments and with the support of an inspirational mentor, we will build a key player that can be a partner in translating vision into strategy in a focused and sustainable way.


Besides an introduction to vessel operations and management, the DOF journey will take you through the different project stages from tendering to project delivery. Either you travel with an academic background that matches one of our established business areas, or you might be a visionary with a different technical background. Your excellent analytical skills and the ability to solve complex challenges with your innovative generation Z toolkit will be valued. As a graduate/trainee in DOF you will have a steep learning curve and are expected to develop an overall understanding of our activities and business needs.


  • Opportunity to contribute in exciting day-to-day tasks as directed by supervisor at each visited department and location

  • Tasks will include but not be limited to the following sub-disciplines; vessel management, vessel operations, engineering, market research, tendering, pricing, outlining technical solutions, risk management analysis, project execution, project management

  • Participate in structured learning and networking, engage in rotational assignments and have a mentor throughout the program



  • MSc in Engineering (e.g., Structural, Naval, Maritime, Marine Technology, Mechanical, Subsea Technology, Innovation, Renewable Energy)

  • 0-2 years professional experience

  • Maritime industry knowledge or interest

  • Business mindset

  • Interest in strategy


  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral

  • Fluency in English, an additional language a plus

  • Able to demonstrate an enthusiastic approach to resolving problems

  • Capable of discussing topics of importance across functions, locations and generations

  • Ability to stay focused in ambiguous environments

  • High ethical standards


DOF is a value-driven organization. Our values, “Respect”, “Integrity”, “Teamwork”, “Excellence” (RITE) – and “Above all, we are SAFE”, were developed by our employees to ensure consistent focus and emphasis towards an attitude of success. We believe in these qualities, which are essential for building an even stronger DOF Group. If you can identify with them, you could be the one to strengthen our team.

For questions regarding the position, please contact HR Advisor Ingrid Wootton:  +47 468 09 951 or


Applications to be submitted through our website.


Application deadline: 1st October 2019