Demand for Shipping Jobs Grows

Monday, May 13, 2002
Young people are queuing up to join the U.K. shipping industry, according to Felixstowe-based ITS Training Services. Following a series of events to help promote careers in shipping, ITS has been inundated by young people seeking, in particular, entry-level positions. Over recent months, ITS has been busy building awareness of the range of careers available in the shipping industry. Not only has it attended career conventions at schools and colleges, it has organised a number of workshops giving students an insight into daily activities in the shipping industry such as dealing with bills of lading and customs clearance. "The response from students has been very encouraging," says Barbara Fletcher, consultant director of strategy and development at ITS and former director of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. As a result, ITS has set up an online database of candidates seeking employment in the UK shipping industry. The database is freely accessible via the ITS website - www.itstraining.co.uk

"Not only can potential employers use the database to view each candidate's academic history, they can rest assured that each candidate has undergone government-approved aptitude tests to ensure they possess the necessary communication, IT and numerical skills for a career in shipping," says John Edson, managing director of ITS. ITS has been keen to not only make young people aware of the range of career opportunities available but also the long-term prospects. "We provide training to many leading names in the shipping industry, such as Maersk, OOCL, Fred Olsen, Hapag Lloyd, Mitsui OSK, Cory Brothers and Medite Shipping Company. With companies such as these investing heavily in ongoing career training, shipping really can be a job for life," adds Edson.

Maritime Reporter October 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Cruise Ship Trends

Sustainability Report: Carnival Ahead of Emissions Goal

Carnival Corporation & plc released a report today detailing its sustainability efforts, including initiatives which enabled the company to meet its corporate goal

Meyer Turku Building another Ship for TUI Cruises

Meyer Turku Oy celebrated the start of production of cruise ship Mein Schiff 5 on November 18, 2014, as the cutting machine was started by Mike Schwanke, Marketing

Norovirus Strikes Carnival's Crown Princess – Again

A cruise ship with 172 passengers and crew members suffering from a gastrointestinal ailment caused by norovirus was met by public health officials when it docked in California on Sunday,

Education/Training

Australia: Maritime SAR in Asia Pacific a Priority

Defense force personnel from Australia are in China for Exercise Cooperation Spirit 2014 which begins today. The exercise aims to enhance coordination and cooperation between Australia,

Crowley Gives Scholarships to Two Student Employees

Crowley Maritime Corporation recently awarded Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarships to two University of North Florida (UNF) students who are also currently part-time employees with the company.

Mazurek is '2015 Coast Guard Engineer of the Year'

Dr. David Mazurek, a civil engineering professor at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, has been named the winner of the 2015 U.S. Coast Guard Engineer of the Year Award.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Port Authority Ship Electronics Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1414 sec (7 req/sec)