The maritime industry is one of the most challenging and complex of all the economical sectors. It certainly is the main world wide “engine” joining just about all industries. The modern day maritime transportation is key factor of economic growth of each country, delivering shipping services and the manpower to direct the fleet of vessels and all linked services.
The two vital players to preserve the industry moving are the vessels and the employees. For each of them the maritime industry requires qualified personnel, either professionals for ships building or crews’ officers and ratings for ship navigation.
The young high-school graduates face a wide range of opportunities when deciding on the next educational choice to be able to attain not only a diploma but also high expertise required for a vocation in the maritime industry.
Annually thousands of Romanian graduates are looking for higher educational facilities that will provide them the exact training either for the technical crafts or for navigation ranks. Marine craftspeople work in the shipbuilding, ship repair and transformation, and the boat building, repair and restoration areas. The job ranges from setting up hulls and super-structures on sea-going vessels to installing the fixtures and fittings on a smaller boat. Based upon the job, different craft capabilities are being used – carpentry, electrical, plumbing, welding and painting, as well as traditional maritime crafts: Design engineers, Dock masters, Project managers, Dock engineers, Dock motormen, Dock electricians, Steel work foremen and charge hands, Rigger foremen, Pipe foremen, Mechanical foremen, Hull treatment foremen, Scaffolder foremen, Yard electricians for electrical maintenance and new electrical equipment, Coded welders for electric arc, argon and CO2 welding.
The aforementioned who are engaged in shipbuilding deal with the construction of all kinds of ships up to bigger ships, tankers, and oil and gas platforms for offshore sites. Ship repair personnel normally are situated at a dockyard working on all sizes and kinds of vessel.
The people that consider they desire to embrace one of the mentioned professions will have to follow one of the specializations provided by the country’s educational facilities. Depending on the craft or occupation there are various educational training necessary, from attending eight to 12 grades in a state institution followed by additional courses specific to the craft chosen, the future experts obtain a diploma and start working in their trade field. They are able to promote on the professional hierarchy by gaining practical experience. If they attend the higher schooling they can accede the high job opportunities in their sector.
The persons who want to sail the seas and oceans in the world, must take into consideration that the necessary schooling involve graduating a maritime higher university to be able to access a career in navigation. They can decide to study in a college or university either to become officers for the Romanian Naval Forces, or maritime officers and engineers for the merchant marine navy. There are various specializations that will provide training for all type of activities related to maritime sector and listed below are some examples: Navigation, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Naval Systems and Technologies, Mechanical, Industrial and Maritime Engineering, Shipping and Port Management, Telecommunication Systems, Environmental Engineering, Naval Transport, Business and Engineering in Transports etc.
There exist institutes that are mainly committed to the maritime training. The key characteristics of these institutions are given by the presence of a global standard imposed by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) which is mandatory for any maritime universities together with the national engineering curricula, that is also compulsory according to the national regulations.
Every year all these institutions, that are found, both locally and worldwide, as a source of high qualified labour force in the maritime industry, have increasingly more students eager to complete the educational process for this purpose is the very first and main step to enter a maritime career. All these Romanian students are searching forward to sail the sea but so they can acquire their endorsement, they need to have an embarkation training period. Deck Cadets must have over twelve months sea period of which 6 months on watch and Engine Cadets currently over 6 months of which 90 days on watch. During this sea time period they get the possibility to put knowledge into practice and enjoy the very best learning circumstances aboard as well as the possibility to gain access to the most recent technologies and machinery, significant tools for navigation activities.
Nedcon Maritime as the largest independent Romanian manpower supply company for clientele across the world is providing various opportunities for all those wanting to obtain a well rewarded job in international destinations for major maritime players. In order to offer the best and prime quality services to our present and potential clients, the Nedcon Maritime staff is delighted to say that it represents the reputable partner in complementing the best applicants with the required jobs. We are acquainted with the Romanian maritime educational system and all Romanian Officers and shipyard specialists which we have selected bring their contribution to our excellent reputation on the international maritime business market.

Author's Bio: 

Managing director at Nedcon Maritime, a ship management company based in Constanta, Romania. It is involved mainly in the recruitment of Romanian seafarers and riding teams for ship owners and operators, hotel personnel for passenger vessels, upholsterers and wood craftsmen for the maintenance and repair of luxury yachts, trades-people for shipyards, drilling crews and personnel for the oil and gas industries.
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