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Family, free time & career

Family, free time & career

Our job offers place a high priority on bringing together your family, private and professional lives, ensuring for a comfortable working climate. You profit from flexible working hours and home office options. Kindergarten, school holidays care, parent‒children rooms and child emergency care are all on offer to make your working life easier. Sabbaticals and elderly care are also a matter of course at HPA. And for your free time, the company owns 12 kilometres of beach.

Focus on health

Focus on health

We care for your well-being by providing various perks, such as ergonomic workstations and healthy canteen meals. You can take active breaks, with autogenous training and massages. Various company sports clubs have climbing, bicycling, wakeboarding and dragon boating on offer. In-house seminars, courses and coachings centre round healthy nutrition, exercise and relaxation. What’s more, we offer health days, tailored consultation and discounts with gyms.

Attractive Location

Attractive Location

HPA awaits you with an attractive location in the Port of Hamburg and in the historical Speicherstadt. Thanks to an excellent connection to the public transport system, we are easy for everyone to reach. To make your trip to your new workplace particularly low in price, we also offer an allowance for an HVV-ProfiTicket. Now all you have to do is set the right course in our direction.



Dock in Germany’s largest seaport and enjoy lots of opportunities on board. HPA supports your career with a comprehensive range of further training offers, such as specialist-based and cross-specialist coachings or mentoring programmes. Once you have been onboarded, we provide frequent networking events and bring out your individual potential with the use of analyses and feedback. We also support future generations with apprenticeships, dual studies, or internships.

Fair remuneration

Fair remuneration

We honour your work with fair remuneration and numerous social-based perks according to the AVH tariff contract. At HPA, you enjoy 30 days of holidays, an annual performance-based bonus and special bonuses, along with a pension scheme. What’s more, we offer deferred compensation, asset-generating services for fund-based saving or home building saving, as well as an allowance for the HVV-ProfiTicket for public transport.

Open-minded corporate culture

Open-minded corporate culture

Big-scale projects in our company require cross-divisional thinking and collaboration with many different colleagues. This can be seen in our daily work with one another. We approach each other openly and treat colleagues with respect. A collegial way of working is not just a saying, it is lived up in our corporate culture at all times. We support this, for instance, with our networking lunch in which employees from very different areas randomly come together.


We would like to make sure all your questions centred round your application are answered. Which is why we have compiled a list of questions that are most frequently asked during the recruiting process – and their answers. If anything is unclear, please get in touch with the respective contact person for the job description.


We prefer to receive online applications. It’s not only easy, it is also the fastest way to success – for you and us. You can conveniently upload your attachments, such as CV and covering letter, in all standard formats. Please understand that we unfortunately cannot accept applications via email.

Your current CV, a short covering letter, your most recent references and your school-leaving report card, as well as any certificates. They can be conveniently uploaded in all standard formats.

No, there is no closing date. As soon as a position has been filled, we remove the job description.

As long as the job description is listed, the job is still open.

Please apply to each position separately with a short covering letter. Usually, the jobs are for different business units or the applications go to different managers.

Unfortunately, we cannot accept any proactive applications, as our job offers are based on need. If you cannot find a matching job at the moment, you can apply to our job alert, which notifies you of new open positions.

Not at the moment. If you cannot find a matching job, you can subscribe to our job alert, which notifies you of new open positions.

A good ability to communicate in German is a prerequisite (at least level C1).


As a public institute, we cannot cover your travel expenses.

An interview usually lasts an hour.

To receive an impression that is as comprehensive as possible, several stakeholders participate in the interview as part of our process. These include representatives from the specialist field, the staff council and recruiting, as well as the handicapped employee representative if applicable. 

No, we would like to get to know you during the interview. You do not have to prepare anything in advance.


We do all we can to give you feedback as soon as possible after an interview.

We store the documents in our system at first and delete them in line with the privacy policy agreement after six months.


Please apply online to our job "Student Internship (m/w/d)" and provide the date you wish to start as well as your field of interest. We will check with the respective department to see if we can provide an internship and then get in touch with you.

We generally offer internships. However, it is unfortunately not possible to combine an internship with your application for an apprenticeship.

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