About Us

About Us

Real Time Graduates is a non-profit programme that connects Graduates with the Greek Shipping Cluster.

Real Time Graduates is an initiative which was inspired by the traineeship programme that operates within Laskaridis Shipping Co. Ltd. It became very clear that what was lacking the most for graduates was the availability of work experience in the demanding world of Shipping. Most young people who have approached us, are frustrated that the number one requirement from most companies, is that they have some basic knowledge in their chosen field. However, it is easier said than done.

We hope that Real Time Graduates will connect Graduates and Companies that are active in the world of Shipping. These include Management Companies, Shipping Finance Institutions, Chartering Desks, Legal Institution, Classification Societies, Technical Offices and others. We hope to create a hub where Graduates can connect with a Company that will offer them valuable experience in the scope of an educational programme, and will open the doors of the Shipping World.

Entering one of the most exciting sectors in Greece.

Working with young, fresh and eager graduates and possibly finding valuable employees for the future. Showing the real public profile of the maritime sector in Greece.

The amount of people who want to work in shipping is growing and especially in the turbulent times that Greece has faced recently, it is an exciting field that is constantly evolving. The current generation of shipping professionals have the option and the ability to be a part of the creation of the next generation of shipping colleagues.

The graduates apply online at www.investinthefuture.gr , where they upload their CV and specifications regarding the type of company they are interested in. Real Time Graduates then checks availability of trainee positions within the collaborating companies and match them with the graduates.

F.A.Q.

No. Real Time Graduates in a non-profit initiative aiming to offer work placement in the shipping industry.

No. Although we are hoping to find work placement for the majority of applicants, we cannot guarantee that this can be achieved.

Matching is done automatically from the specifications set out by the graduates and the companies.

So every young man and woman have the same opportunity to gain valuable work experience.

Yes, both the graduates as well as the companies will be reviewed and offered suggestions. The graduate will be offered suggestions based on his/her performance. Furthermore, in case of positive feedback he / she will be given a reference letter by the company. On the other hand, the company will be offered suggestions in order to improve its participation in Real Time Graduates.

Although Real Time Graduates is based in Greece, English is the Universal Language of Shipping and we have therefore chosen for all our websites and correspondence to be in English.

All graduates can participate only one time in the programme. If for whatever reason, the graduate is not satisfied with the Company that has been chosen for his / her work placement, then his / her application is withdrawn from the programme.