Trainee Oil Tanker Market Analyst

Posted 9 January by Simpson Spence Young
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SSY, one of the world's largest international shipbroking groups, is looking to recruit a graduate as a trainee analyst to work within its research division. The job involves statistical and written analysis of the tanker shipping markets, focusing on the drivers of crude and oil product trade as well as monitoring the development of the tanker fleet.

Applications are invited from graduates with a 2.1 degree or higher, with proven analytical ability.

Responsibilities will include:

- Updating, monitoring and developing statistical databases that are used for research publications, client services and consultancy reports

- Writing for weekly and monthly reports

- Preparing slide decks


- Excellent analytical and numerical skills and ability to manage large data sets

- Strong written and verbal communication skills required to work with a global team

- Ability to write clearly and concisely

- Ability to work within a deadline driven environment

The position on offer is on a full-time permanent basis with a competitive salary (subject to a probationary period) and will be based in SSY's London office.

This employment is subject to you having the right to work in the UK.

Benefits for working for SSY

Holidays 25 days Holidays pro rata from January to December

Staff Life Assurance 3 times your pensionable salary

Pension if you contribute a minimum of 3% of your pensionable salary SSY will contribute 6.5% toward it too.

Subsidised Gym Membership with Virgin Active

Simpson Spence Young stands out as the world’s largest independent broker. We are objective and autonomous with the scale and coverage to service the most demanding clients and volatile markets across the globe. As a privately owned partnership, we are focused entirely on the needs of our clients, and are agile and impartial in the way we do business.

Simpson Spence Young operates from 16 offices across the globe and employs over 400 people. Covering all the major shipping and commodity locations, and providing a round the clock service. Both our London and Singapore hubs employ over 100 people and we have expanded our North American presence with new offices in Long Island, Miami and Houston to add to our bases in Connecticut and Vancouver.

Research & Consultancy

Our highly respected research department produces a range of premium publications including the Monthly Shipping Review, World Oil Tanker Trends and the Dry Bulk Forecaster. We pride ourselves on the quality of the data and the depth of the market analysis, and our publications and presentations are constantly in demand across the industry. One of the team’s strengths is the scope of its trade data in both dry cargoes and oil, built up over a number of years. Simpson Spence Young is also a primary source of freight market assessments. Data is compiled through customs and official statistics, direct market information, and in co-operation with other information providers. Our dedicated team of market analysts is involved in commodity demand and trade forecasting, earnings forecasting, investment appraisals and the identification of optimal chartering strategies. A significant part of our Research Department’s work is in bespoke reports and consultancy. Our expert researchers are regular speakers at global commodity and shipping conferences.

Required skills

  • Commodity
  • Market Analysis
  • Shipping
  • Researchers

Reference: 39691203

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