Careers

Ambitions Realised,
Careers Made.

Latest opportunities

At SSY, we truly believe that our success is powered by our people. It's thanks to their expertise and effort that we have continued to define and shape the global broking industry for well over a century.

We believe in achieving and just as importantly, we believe in each other. So come and join us and discover a world of opportunity where ambitions become reality and careers are made.

Our values

  • Trust

    Trust is fundamental to SSY - without it, we wouldn't exist. For over 140 years, our clients have placed their trust in us. In return, we trust in our own ability and judgement to always do the very best for our clients’ business.

  • Independence

    Independence is what defines SSY - in business and in spirit. Since our inception in 1880, our independence has given us the freedom to chart our own course while ensuring, above all, that we always put the needs of our clients first.

  • Expertise

    Expertise is what fuels SSY. It's why we have continued to shape and influence the broking industry for more than a century. Undoubtedly, it is our people and their expertise which is our greatest asset. It is only through our collective expertise can we continue to move our industry forward.

“SSY is a global network that is connected and collaborative. I always feel that I’m given the trust and support to evolve in my career which gives me the confidence to grow my business.”

Sherlyn Wong
Dry Cargo Broker, Singapore

“With a supportive global community and industry leadership, SSY empowers your growth. Our challenging projects, collaborative ethos, and dynamic environment make it an ideal place to excel in the maritime sector and thrive in your career.”

David Nielson
Head of Renewables in Offshore, Hamburg

“At SSY, you are given the autonomy and trust to build your business and are rewarded accordingly. Being a global company, SSY has given me the opportunity to live and work in different locations worldwide including Singapore, London and most recently Dubai. Above all, it’s the people that make SSY so special!”

Stephanie Idicula
Derivatives Broker, Dubai

“It’s the people that make SSY a truly special place to work. They are the source of inspiration, growth, and friendship. My journey has been abundant with learning and progression, where every day brings new opportunities and challenges.”

Jamie Rustom
Senior Director, Tankers, London

“SSY has given me the opportunity to learn from some of the most experienced brokers in the business and the freedom to work in many of our global locations. While the teams maybe located throughout the world, SSY colleagues share the same "can do" mindset.”

Madeleine Rostad
Trainee Broker, Offshore, Kristiansand

Expert Training

SSY Trainee Scheme

SSY boasts a proud legacy which goes back over 140 years. In that time, some of the biggest names in ship broking have worked for the firm. Indeed, it’s fair to say that SSY has helped shape the ship broking industry that we know today.

Through our London Trainee Scheme, successful applicants get the opportunity to learn from some of the most experienced names in shipping over a 12-month period. In addition to expert divisional training, we will also ensure the trainees are educated in the principals of shipping, as well as take part in networking opportunities and a series of port visits and vessel trips.

Applications for the September ‘24 enrolment (London only), have now closed. Thank you to everyone who applied. Details of the 2025 enrolment will be released soon. In the meantime, make sure to check out our current openings via the "Latest opportunities" section.

“Shipbroking is a dynamic and fast-paced environment. By being trained on the desk and in the classroom over a 12-month period, we aim to attract exceptional young talent into our organisation. Our ultimate ambition is to transform our trainees into the next SSY shipbroking superstars.”

Jonathan Bond
Senior Director and Head of Period, Dry Cargo, SSY 

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Latest opportunities

Broker (Dry Cargo)

Location

Sydney, Australia

Salary

DOE

Sector

Dry Cargo

SSY boasts a proud legacy which goes back over 144 years. In that time, some of the biggest names in ship broking have worked for the company. Indeed, it's fair to say that our company has helped shape the broking industry that we know today.

Due to our continued growth, we are now looking for a Broker to join our Dry Cargo team in Sydney, Australia.

This is a full-time on-site role for a Ship Broker at SSY office located in Sydney, NSW. The Ship Broker will be responsible for day-to-day tasks related to Brokerage, Trading, Freight, International Trade, and Commodity Markets. The Ship Broker will be expected to work closely with clients, analyse market trends, negotiate contracts, and provide exceptional service to clients.

Requirements:
• Expertise in Brokerage, Trading, Freight, International Trade, and Commodity Markets.
• Demonstrated ability to work closely with clients and provide exceptional service.
• Strong analytical skills and ability to analyse market trends.
• Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
• Experience in the maritime industry is a plus.
• Trainee positions are available too.

*Positions are open to Australian Citizens and/or Australian PRs only.

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Corporate Finance Analyst

Location

Singapore

Salary

DOE

Sector

Ship Finance

SSY boasts a proud legacy which goes back over 144 years. In that time, some of the biggest names in ship broking have worked for the company. Indeed, it's fair to say that our company has helped shape the broking industry that we know today.

Due to our continued growth, we are now looking for a Corporate Finance Analyst to join our Ship Finance team in Singapore.

Responsibilities:

Working alongside our colleagues primarily in our transactions & capital raisings and restructuring teams, and supporting i.a.:
• in the creation of business plans and drafting of marketing materials such as (pitch) presentations and information memorandums.
• in due diligence processes.
• in conducting comprehensive and in-depth company and industry research.
• in the development and implementation of concepts for our clients.
• in developing and maintaining financial models and perform various financial analyses.
• in communications with clients and capital provider.
• senior staff in various tasks.

Requirements:

• Entrepreneurial team player with attention to detail.
• Ability to execute tasks under time pressure.
• Strong analytical, numerical and organisational skills.
• Familiar with PowerPoint, Word and Excel (basic modelling skills).
• Keen interest in finance and the maritime industry.
• Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in finance, Accounting, Economics, Management or related subjects.

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Trainee (Chemicals)

Location

Singapore

Salary

DOE

Sector

Chemicals

SSY boasts a proud legacy which goes back over 144 years. In that time, some of the biggest names in ship broking have worked for the company. Indeed, it's fair to say that our company has helped shape the broking industry that we know today.

Due to our continued growth, we are now looking for a Trainee to join our Chemicals team in Singapore.

Responsibilities:

• Gain a comprehensive understanding of the ship-broking industry.
• Assist in following up vessel's operations and itinerary. Learn how to anticipate potential problems or incidents that may occur.
• Communicate effectively and timely with various stakeholders, including vessel owners, charterers, port authorities, and agents, but also the fixing shipbrokers.
• Ensure that emails and other means of communication received are timely attended and properly handled.
• Learn and adhere to industry regulations, operational procedures, and compliance standards.
• Collaborate with team members to resolve operational issues efficiently.
• Support the counter parties on demurrage and other claims pertaining to the allocated or other shipments.
• Issue broker comm invoice and follow up outstanding broker comm invoice (if any).
• Duly update the in-house tracking software.
• Participate in on-the-job training sessions to develop practical skills and knowledge.
• Perform other duties as assigned by supervisors.

Requirements:

• High school diploma or equivalent; Bachelor's degree preferred but not required.
• No prior academic background in shipping are welcome; willingness to learn, excel and work hard.
• Strong work ethic. This position entices working after hour office hours almost daily, and to monitor certain operational issues over the weekends. Time management skills are essential.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. The Chemical Ship-broking department in Singapore is a multi-cultural environment, and we also have to daily liaise with our colleagues in Madrid and Houston. Our office in Singapore has over 100 employees and 19 different nationalities. Our clients and counterparts are based across Asia, Europe, Middle East and USA. Therefore the ability to successfully communicate in different ways is essential to satisfactorily develop the business.
• Ability to work independently as well as part of a team. There is a very limited number of standardized procedures to perform the job satisfactorily, so is also essential to have a flexible, “out-of-the box” and open-minded approach to the work tasks.
• Attention to detail and ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment.
• Proficiency in basic computer applications (e.g., Microsoft Office).
• This trainee position involved a fully in-house and hands-on training, with the candidate committed at least 1 year in the operation, post-fixture and claims department before mutually discussing further career projection with the supervisors.
• Entertainment of clients may be required from time to time.

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Experienced Post Fixture Claims Assistant

Location

London

Salary

DOE

Sector

Tankers

SSY boasts a proud legacy which goes back over 144 years. In that time, some of the biggest names in ship broking have worked for the company. Indeed, it's fair to say that our company has helped shape the broking industry that we know today.

Due to our continued growth, we are now looking for an experienced Post Fixture Claims Assistant to join the Tanker Department in our London office.

The ideal candidate must be a self motivated team player with a keen eye for detail. Applicants must have relevant experience in a similar role alongside a good understanding of the industry.

Key Responsibilities:
• Handling of all Post Fixture claims (Demurrage & Non-Demurrage) from receipt through to payment
• Checking that all claims are correctly documented and in accordance with Charter Party terms
• Providing advice to all parties on claims matters when requested
• Alerting all parties of upcoming Charter Party Time Bar Clauses
• Providing regular Claim Reports to clients when requested

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Chemical Tanker Brokers

Location

Houston / Stamford / Singapore / Dubai

Salary

DOE

Sector

Chemical

SSY boasts a proud legacy which goes back over 144 years. In that time, some of the biggest names in ship broking have worked for the company. Indeed, it's fair to say that our company has literally shaped the broking industry that we know today.

We are expanding our Chemical Tanker team and have positions for experienced spot and period brokers, to work in our offices in Houston, Stamford, Singapore and Dubai.

The ideal candidates must be self motivated team players, have a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the market and a proven track record, with a minimum of 3 years broking experience.

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Experienced Sale and Purchase Broker

Location

London

Salary

DOE

Sector

Sale and Purchase

SSY boasts a proud legacy which goes back over 144 years. In that time, some of the biggest names in ship broking have worked for the company. Indeed, it's fair to say that our company has literally shaped the broking industry that we know today.

SSY, the world’s largest independent Shipbroking group is looking to further strengthen its Sale and Purchase department.

We are keen to employ experienced, highly motivated and very ambitious Sale and Purchase brokers to join our London Team.

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