1 Oct 2015
Thank you to everyone that made it to the Viking stand during MYS. It is always great to meet new and current clients, candidates we speak too regularly and ones that want to meet for the first time.
With the new location and bigger stand, Viking Recruitment and Maritime Skills Academy had one of the best shows this year. Due to the change and expansion of Monaco Yacht Show, the team felt that more of the right people visited the UK Pavilion and our stand.
We also had the pleasure of sponsoring and hosting the SYUK/ISS Monaco Mixer drinks reception which was held on Thursday evening. The event saw hundreds of people visit the Superyacht UK area of the Darse Sud Tent.
The overall atmosphere of the show was very positive, with a great deal of optimism about the future.
One area of discussion which was quite interesting, was the lack of understanding for the new STCW changes which encompass updating (Refresher) training for Officers and Crew. Many asked the questions: "what courses need to be done?", "when does it have to be completed?" and "where can I take these courses?".
From this Viking and the Maritime Skills Academy are going to put together a full but simple guide to Updating/ Refresher Training and will hopefully help crew to answer some of the questions they may have. More information can be found at www.maritimeskillsacademy.com or alternatively you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you again from all of the Viking & Maritime Skills Academy team!!