Introduction to the Maritime Industry

Introduction to the Maritime Industry

News
27 Jun 2017

On Monday 26 June Curriculum Leaders, Head of Year 12, Career Coordinators and Education Advisers from across the county of Kent attended an Open Day at Viking Recruitment’s Maritime Skills Academy (MSA) in Dover, supported by Kent County Council and the Careers and Enterprise Company.

Taking place during Seafarers Awareness Week, the Open Day was an opportunity to showcase training and career opportunities within the Maritime Industry.

Year 12 students from the Goodwin Academy in Deal joined the Open Day, presenting many elements from the Introduction to the Maritime Industry programme which students have taken part in at the Maritime Skills Academy.

The programme included a practical Splash session, in the centre’s Survival Pool, giving students an understanding of the importance of sea survival by covering many elements of the STCW Personal Survival Training, which included donning a lifejacket and using a life raft in an emergency scenario. Students put on a great demonstration in the survival pool for the open day guests.

Other practical tasters of the programme included ‘Fire and Aid’ looking at Fire Prevention, Fire Fighting and First Aid. Theory elements gave a greater understanding of the maritime industry, including support agencies as well as discussing career opportunities within the maritime industry which are open to school and college leavers, such as a merchant navy cadetship.

Speaking at the Open Day, Viking Recruitment and Maritime Skills Academy Managing Director Matthew Jaenicke said that he saw the real importance in giving students an opportunity to learn about the maritime industry. The programme has offered students a great number of key life skills, including teamwork and increasing confidence.

Munya Badze, Enterprise Coordinator for Kent County Council added, the Kent Enterprise Adviser Network is part of a national initiative led by the Careers & Enterprise Company aimed to inspire and prepare young people for the fast-changing world of work. Access to real-time labour market information for careers practitioners and education leaders is equally important. Enterprise Advisers for the Goodwin Academy, Matthew and Paul of Viking Recruitment/Maritime Skills Academy delivered an exciting and truly inspirational open day.

Viking Recruitment is rolling out this programme to schools and students across Kent, which will increase awareness of the maritime industry as well as offering practical elements for personal safety, life skills and team building.

For further information please contact Paul Rutterford, General Manager at paulr@vikingrecruitment.com.

A few photos from the Event:

Latest Jobs

  • Jul21

    Executive Sous Chef

    9051

    A luxury cruise company are looking to recruit an Executive Sous Chef.We are looking for ...

    > More
  • Jul20

    Chief Engineer

    9050

    An experienced Temporary Chief Engineer is needed to join a 80M+ Private Yacht on a ...

    > More
  • Jul20

    Bosun

    9049

    An experienced Bosun is needed to join a 80M+ Private Yacht ASAP.Applicants will need 2+ ...

    > More
  • Jul20

    Doctor

    9048

    A British Cruise Company are looking to recruit a Doctor to join their fleet.Candidates will ...

    > More
  • Jul20

    Receptionist

    9047

    A Receptionist is needed for a British Cruise Company.Ideal candidate must have previous cruise ship ...

    > More
  • Jul20

    ETO

    9046

    An experienced ETO is needed to join a 80M+ Private Yacht ASAP.Applicants must have previous ...

    > More
  • Jul20

    Chief Steward/ess (Yacht)

    9045

    An experienced Chief Stewardess is needed to join a 80M+ M/Y ASAP.Applicants should have 4+ ...

    > More
  • Jul19

    Hotel Administrator

    9041

    A luxury cruise company are looking for a Hotel Administrator to join their team.Candidates must ...

    > More
  • Jul19

    Financial Officer

    9040

    A luxury cruise company are looking for a Financial Officer to join their team.Candidates must have a ...

    > More
  • Jul19

    Purser

    9039

    A luxury cruise company are looking for a Hotel Purser to join their team.Candidates must have a minimum ...

    > More
  • Jul19

    Assistant Housekeeper

    9038

    A luxury cruise company are looking for an Assistant Housekeeper to join their team.The candidate ...

    > More
  • Jul19

    Deckhand

    9037

    A Temporary Deckhand is needed to join a 40M+ Private Yacht ASAP for 2 weeks.Applicants ...

    > More
  • Jul19

    Sous chef

    9036

    A luxury cruise company is looking to recruit a professional Sous Chef who takes pride ...

    > More
  • Jul19

    Purser

    9035

    A unique cargo-passenger ship are looking for a Purser to join their fleet. Candidates must have an ...

    > More
  • Jul19

    Chef de partie

    9034

    We are currently looking for a Chef de Partie for a sophisticated, German themed restaurant ...

    > More
  • Jul18

    Purser

    9031

    A highly experienced Purser is needed to join a 100M+ Private/Charter Yacht ASAP.Applicants must have ...

    > More