Immediate start

Greater London

An opportunity has developed for a Trainee Shipbroker to join Braemar ACM Shipbroking at our London office.

Specialised Tanker Shipbrokers negotiate freight and terms between chemical and speciality product tanker owners, industrial producers, and traders in fast paced and constantly changing markets within a stimulating and often pressured environment.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to train within an established team where they will gain insight into all aspects of shipbroking. You should be willing to learn, work from the ground up, with long hours including entertaining and travel. You can expect an exciting and rewarding international career.

Initial Responsibilities

  • Learning on the job and beginning to make introductions to clients.
  • Collating vessel position lists and market information.
  • Administrative support to the team.
  • Cooperating with the operations and claims departments.
  • Whilst gaining vital knowledge, you will be required to analyse the data that we collect which will provide insight into the market dynamics, various shipped product demand, supply, price, and volumes.

Key Responsibilities

  • Build relationships, and collaboration with Ship Owners; develop an understanding of individual owners’ strategies, skill sets and suitability.
  • Build and maintain a strong working relationship with our Charterers and proactively seek new prospective clients.
  • Identify, appraise, and communicate shipping needs to Owners.
  • Evaluate and present options provided by ships competing for business.
  • Preparing, facilitating, evaluating, and negotiating to close deals efficiently and at best possible terms.
  • Work closely with our desks in Houston, Dubai, and Singapore as a seamless global team.
  • Gain understanding of charterparty and contract T&Cs and legalities and the associated responsibilities and liabilities of Owners and Charterers.
  • Build technical insight into the mechanics of shipping complex and sometimes dangerous products in unpredictable seas, tides, weather conditions, and physical restrictions
  • Gain intimate commercial and technical insight and innovation within shipping.
  • Bridge conflicts and problem solving – act as mediator and buffer.

Key Competencies

  • Strong and persuasive communication and engagement skills to build rapport and trust within a global network of contacts.
  • Excellent sales and negotiating skills with a strong ability to influence people of all levels.
  • A pro-active and tenacious self-starter, maintaining collaboration with global teams.
  • You will be focused with good attention to detail and accuracy and a careful listener.
  • Competitive and motivated.
  • Demonstrate creative ideas and initiative.
  • Good with numbers and English - decisive, conveying your message clearly, both written and verbal.
  • Adaptable to work with different cultures, personalities, time zones, and products.
  • Availability out of office hours – shipping is a 24/7 business.


  • A degree or diploma is desirable, but not essential, however must demonstrate an interest in shipping, broking, or trade.
  • Previous work experience (not necessarily related to shipbroking).
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office especially Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Additional languages could be an advantage.

To apply please send your CV to the email address provided.

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