More than just study: the three-part training program for qualification

Combine theory and practice in the optimum way and thereby create significantly improved chances for starting professional life: this is the idea behind the three-part training program, which combines practical training and study.

As far back as the end of the 1970s, a. hartrodt recognised the potential for this type of training and was one of the first companies to promote training with the Academy of Economics in Hamburg. At this first private university in Hamburg, it was possible to graduate with a degree in business administration, alongside commercial training. More than 30 years have since passed, within which, a. hartrodt has amassed considerable experience in the three-part training programme for qualification.

This is a programme that has been at the core of professional training of commercial and business administration graduates as well as of “Hamburg Bachelors of Logistics”. 

The innovative concept of the “Bachelor of Logistics”

Today, the future generation of a. hartrodt is primarily trained along the lines of the unique model of the , “Bachelor of Logistics” a qualification which, though still relatively new, is recognised throughout Europe. This combines professional training and a very practically-based business administration study course in an ideal format. The model leads to the following degrees:

  • Commercial Manager for Freight Forwarding and Logistics Services and the
  • Academic Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Business Administration.

This innovative training model offers graduates a range of additional benefits, which, after graduation from the study course, pay dividends for entry into the profession:

  • highly valuable practical experience
  • extensive networking during the study course
  • intensive support from the company promoting the training and
  • a broad range of professional knowledge and excellent theoretical grounding.

This is the best basis, to be able to take on varied and interesting challenges worldwide after completion of the study course. 

Information Bachelor of Logistics (Hamburg)

Information Bachelor of Logistics (Bavaria)

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Daily working life is changing ever more quickly, particularly in the innovative and flexible logistics industry. Lifelong learning is therefore particularly important, so as not to lose connection with the changing environment. The widest range of opportunities in this regard are offered by a. hartrodt, such as the promotion of part-time study courses, further education in traffic management and intercultural exchanges.

Particularly promising members of the new generation can also attend the company's own training academy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: here the potential high fliers from the a. hartrodt organisation worldwide come together twice a year for eight weeks to exchange experiences, learn new tasks and build intercultural bridges. In this way, every participant can see whether he or she is equipped for an international career.

Internationality, a wide range of tasks and varied responsibilities  – it is this which makes working at a. hartrodt so richly diverse and every day a new experience. 

This is what our experts say:

"The training at a. hartrodt ensured that I really enjoy my career and that I have professional knowledge, which local colleagues only learn after many years in the job“.

Michaela Neubauer, born 1984
Training in freight-forwarding management from 2002 to 2005
From 2008 – 2012 at a. hartrodt in Durban, South Africa.
Since 2012, Team Leader for food & beverage Germany


"Since great importance is placed at a. hartrodt on a solid theoretical training, employees can not only be deployed more flexibly, but they can also be predestined for management positions abroad. With a. hartrodt – trained to perfection“

Malte Schumann, born 1979,
Educated to Bachelor of Arts, 2000 to 2003
From 2004 to 2010, Managing Director in Saigon, Vietnam
Since 2010, Managing Director of a. hartrodt Mexico 


"The dual training to Bachelor of Logistics Management at a. hartrodt was an ideal preparation for deployment abroad. I was really well prepared, as regards both professional practice and theory, for the new challenges ahead“.

Matthias Pichler, born 1985
Educated from 2006 to 2009 to Bachelor of Arts/Logistics Management
From 2010 to 2014, Managing Director of the a. hartrodt subsidiary in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam
May 2014  - June 2015 Branch Manager, a. hartrodt Malaysia
July 2015 - January 2018 General Manager, a. hartrodt Malaysia
Since February 2018 General Manager Ocean Freight Export Asia, a. hartrodt Deutschland