Volharding Group

Job vacancies traineeships


It’s just that bit different: a career on the water as a sailor, helmsman or even captain. Are you looking for a versatile traineeship where you can learn a lot from an experienced crew? The Volharding Group is an authorised training company and offers a unique opportunity to learn all the ins and outs from a crew with over 30 years of fleet experience. You have the chance to develop and grow with us, even after your traineeship.

In addition to a good work placement allowance, the board and lodgings on the barge or coaster are fully covered. You are on board for one week and then on shore for one week. A pattern of two weeks on, two weeks off is also negotiable.

We are looking for trainees who have a hands-on mentality and are keen to learn. You are fluent in English (German is an advantage, not a must), are enthusiastic, understand what customer service means and see every day as a new adventure. If you fit this profile, send your CV and covering letter to HR@volhardinggroup.com today and who knows – you might be sailing on one of our barges or coasters soon!

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If your career is ready for a challenge, and you would like a different perspective every day either on a ship or in an office, contact us via HR@volhardinggroup.com for more information about the vacancies or apply directly using the contact form.


The Volharding Group, which includes Koole Tankrederij BV and Star Bonaire BV, is a highly experienced maritime company that offers transport services and solutions by marine navigation and inland navigation for vegoils (feed/food), mineral products and clean petroleum products (CPP/biofuels). In cooperation with CIMS Renewables, we also collect washing water from persistent floaters and various fats.

Our proficient crews have over 30 years of fleet experience and offer all our customers a high level of service with a personal approach. We operate in various areas such as the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, France, Britain and Scandinavia.