Young Corporation Award 2018

For the young employees, there is nothing better than being stimulated, challenged and followed by the employers.

The Young Corporation Award was setup in 2012 to promote the best employers, in order to acknowledge the effort taken and, at the same time, encourage other companies to strengthen their focus on talent and development of young individuals.

The Young Corporation Award is handed out every year at our flagship conference ShipCon, hosted in 2018 by YoungShip Cyprus, on the 8th and 9th of November in Limassol. The winner will be announced during the closing dinner of ShipCon, on Friday 9th of November.

The shortlist Criteria 

 The jury is represented by the board of YoungShip International, and together they assess the worthy candidates based on 5 main criteria:

  • Promoting young leaders internationally
  • Driving forward young talent
  • Devoting time & money on building the competence of young people in the organisation
  • Having clear defined trainee programs and/or other competence enhancing programs
  • Supporting initiatives within the maritime community

Last year the Award went to the A.P. Moller – Maersk Group for their dedicated long-term effort to train their young recruits.









Picture: Marit Vardal - managing director for Maersk Norge AS - receiving the Young Corporation Award 2017.

Marit Vardal, managing director for Maersk Norge AS, received the award on behalf of the A.P. Moller–Maersk Group:

“At Maersk, we believe that talent is global and independent of gender, race, culture, age or sexual orientation and they are committed to empowering every employee to make an impact from the start and to go as far as their talent and desire take them. Having an inclusive mindset is key to fully accessing the global talent pool.
We are humbled and honored to accept the Young Corporation Award 2017. Constantly searching for, and intensely developing, the leaders of the future are vital in order to be successful in the fast-moving world of trade.”

Marit Vardal also introduced the new graduate program ‘Go with Maersk’ that encompasses the entire Maersk Transport and Logistics division with a global intake of 70 graduates last year.









Picture: Richard Hayfield, YSI Secretary General /  Emilie Christiansen, YSI President / Marit Vardal, managing director for Maersk Norge AS (winner YCA 2017) / Dyveke Meland, Chairman YS Bergen / Frode Eriksen, regional business development manager, DNV GL (winner YCA 2016).

As YoungShip, we are very sensitive to this Award and we do appreciate companies that invest in the young generations. For the young employees, there is nothing better than being stimulated, challenged and followed by the employers.