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How We Develop Talent
With Programmes designed to develop staff who can take our business into the future

Scholarship Programme

Focusing on human capital in Maritime industry, PIL collaborates with industry partners to nurture budding talent right from the beginning of their tertiary education. Among the many initiatives we participate in industry wide, PIL offers the PIL-MaritimeONE scholarship and is a joint sponsor in the Tripartite Maritime Scholarship Scheme to students pursuing maritime related tertiary education. Beyond supporting them financially, we offer regular internship opportunities for a taste of practical work application. They can be exposed to meetings with worldwide agents, be involved in discussion with industry partners or even roped in for specialised enhancement projects. Upon completion of their studies, they join the PIL family to embark on their career in the maritime industry that they are now all too familiar with.

2015 PIL MaritimeONE scholar, Alvin Yang in Switzerland

Our 2015 and 2017 MaritimeONE scholars supporting the PIL career booth (Left to Right: Darren Chia, Ryan Foo and Alvin Yang)

Intern with us!

With PIL Group, you have the opportunity to be immersed in a diverse range of businesses from shipping to logistics. Hone your skills and have hands-on exposure in business units such as Finance, Information Systems, Human Resources, Commercial, Corporate Development and Strategic Planning. Every intern is attached to a direct supervisor; experience PIL's corporate culture firsthand and be part of the PIL family in Singapore's leading shipping company.

We work with various institutions to offer their best and brightest an experience in our local and global offices. Alternatively, you can also write in to us at our career portal.

Building talent for the future, we invite you to join us and enjoy a headstart in your career!

Talent Development Programme

What is it?

2 year structured programme that with on-job rotations that last for 6 to 8 months with key business units to broaden your exposure and develop your functional and leadership skills. Through this programme, young talents are cultivated and groomed to take on future management and leadership roles in the organisation.

Why join the programme?

Grow personally and professionally with us!

Experience a taste of life at sea, undertake business trips to our international offices and partake in networking sessions with PIL's Management team to learn more on their vision, plans and experiences.

Candidates who demonstrate strong performance and leadership potential may be placed on accelerated career progression and tasked with challenging and substantial responsibilities across functions.

Representing Headquarters in Singapore, you will have opportunities to work and network with colleagues from around the world.

Have close interaction with the Management team and receive career guidance and development opportunities throughout your career. This also includes dialogue sessions with the Management team; and the Human Resource Department.

Hear what your senior has to say

My most memorable rotation was in Corporate Office, managing the West African subsidiaries and Joint Ventures where I was involved in a company acquisition project and setting up of a new shipping agency. Graduating with a Bachelor in Maritime Studies, the business management centric work felt challenging and trained my business aptitude daily.

Through this programme, I forged great friendships across various divisions. My colleagues and I would unwind over dinner or go for an evening run around Marina Bay, organized by the company’s very own recreation club.

It does not matter which course you have studied but if you are one that embraces challenges and is passionate about growing with Singapore's very own liner shipping company, begin your voyage at PIL!”

- Michelle Anne Lim (Talent Development Programme 2017)

Michelle at PIL’s Annual Bowling Tournament

Who we are looking for?

Talent who demonstrate strong analytical skills, outstanding leadership qualities and a passion to pursue excellence. To qualify, you should possess a good honours degree in any discipline and an impressive leadership track record.

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PIL, building the talent pipeline of tomorrow