The sea has enormous opportunities for everyone. Every job has a different set of requirements. Some of these requirements include different kinds of training, education or qualifications.
There are a variety of options to choose from both onshore and offshore. Some of the options include Deck officer and Electro-technical officer. You could find yourself managing maritime laws, surveying ships or training future seafarers onshore.
For getting into a company the first step is to complete a maritime course. This is a basic course that needs to be done by everyone who wants to work in the maritime industry. If you want a higher post such as a marine engineer, the steps are pretty much the same as a standard engineering degree. There are many colleges around the world that help you to get graduation degree or the post graduation degree. The eligibility is quite the same all around the globe that is a higher secondary certificate.
The courses are aligned with the skills that you would need for working on a ship. English is very essential for communicating with everyone uniformly. Apart from English, the other courses offered are computer science, applied mathematics, physics, electronics, marine management, environmental science, maritime commerce and control systems, etc. These are very essential for a student to be adept not just mentally but also including physical attributes. The practical training includes Magnetic and Gyro compasses, electronic navigational, chart work, practical navigation, and astronomy.
Other job profiles include Deck officers or the captions, working under the caption are Chief Officer (Chief Mate), Second Officer (2nd Mate), Third Officer (3rd Mate) and Cadet Officer.
Deck rating, engine rating, steward, cooks, SuperYacht crew and crowd management/crises management are the other members that are required on board whose training and certifications vary as per needed.
Apart from the education already acquired, seafarers tend to continuously learn new skills and technologies that are taking over the maritime industry. Often this education is completed while on board itself. With the advancement of technology studying on board has become extremely easy. Studying while on duty has become as easy as owning a smartphone or another portable gadget with internet connectivity. Also, nowadays many apps are being introduced which help the seafarers to study offline as well in case of low connectivity.
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