Orientation Day in BU Med

New employees in Turkey get thorough onboarding with monthly port visits to see daily operations.


For new DFDS employees, learning and observing the daily operations is usually exciting, and it provides valuable workplace experience in addition to the regular onboarding process.

In BU Med, the onboarding takes six months. In addition to standard orientation and administrative parts, we have been conducting port visits with our newcomers every month.

On 3 December, a group went to our port in Pendik to meet colleagues working portside. During the day, they discussed port operations, the agency and the daily challenges. They also saw the unloading and loading of Ephesus Seaways, one of the biggest ro-ro ships operating in the Mediterranean Sea.

Özlem Dalga, new PR & Corporate Communications Manager in BU Med, says: “It was a great experience to see the terminal on a busy day. I think this is very important to get a practical understanding of one of DFDS’ core services. As newcomers from various departments, we definitely realised what is meant by the common quote ‘We move for all to grow’. I would like to thank Seran Yüzbaşıoğlu, Evren Serindağ and Hanife Turan from HR for this great orientation.”

December 13, 2019