Upskilling employees without diverting them away from the day-to-day tasks is a challenge for any company. The difficulties are compounded in the maritime sector, due to itinerant working patterns. Staff often work in remote locations or are serving on board
Education and training is crucial for building and developing careers – without learning, there can be no growth, either for individuals, companies or industries as a whole. The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) aims to support the professional development of anyone working in the marine and maritime sector, helping them become better, safer and more efficient in their roles. Continue reading
Shipping loves terminology – especially when it comes to things going wrong. With our accidents, incidents, misses and learning opportunities, there are so many ways of talking about bad things. But do we really understand how bad luck, foolishness, arrogance, stupidity, bad design, or other variables affect us? Continue reading
Many seafarers eventually look to “swallow the anchor” and have a career ashore. For some having seafaring experience is a real plus, for others it seems to actually hinder them as they can be misunderstood. We look at the power of experience when it comes to developing a career ashore.
The tell tail signs of being a proper marine professional are not just looking the part, but it is about caring, passion and a pursuit of knowledge and experience. So how do seafarers access information and keep abreast of the news, views and information which help underpin their professionalism? CPD! Continue reading