Apprenticeships at sea

Hurtigruten offers 130 apprentice positions in 7 different areas of expertise.

The positions that we offer apprenticeships for are:

  • seaman
  • motorman
  • ship electrician
  • cook
  • waiter
  • receptionist
  • tour guide

Application for apprenticeship

To seek an apprenticeship with us, you must submit your application directly to the training office.

If you are interested in chef, waitress, reception or tourism apprenticeships, send your application to

For seaman, motorman or electrician apprenticeships send your application to

Practical information

Hurtigruten sails on the Bergen-Kirkenes-Bergen route. Each trip takes 11 days. Apprentices work in shifts of 22 days on board, followed by 22 days ashore.

Anyone who works on our ships must have an approved medical certificate from an authorized seaman doctor.

All employees are expected to wear uniforms while on the job. You can get more information about this by contacting your department manager on board.

Travel expenses to and from detachment port

Hurtigruten will pay for your travel expenses, using the cheapest possible mode of travel within Norway.

Your designated departure harbour will be decided in agreement with the manager of your department on board.

Compensation for apprenticeships is paid according to the standard tariffs that are agreed between the NHO/RLF and other relevant unions.