6 thoughts on “Onshore jobs

  • April 24, 2020 at 2:24 am
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    If you don’t want to go to sea then it’s probably better to aim for industrial electrical study and work. The point of studying marine courses is to qualify to work on ships.

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  • April 24, 2020 at 2:24 am
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    Check out oil and gas industry, maritime sector- they work on a short rotations like 4/6 week offshore and then 4/6 week at home. Or you could find a job on a drilling platform or wind farm

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  • April 24, 2020 at 2:24 am
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    There are lots of jobs on shore. These can range from using your college degree in a technical role, such as inspector, or in a dry dock, or even a ship yard.

    There are many commercial roles on shore (chartering, operations, bunker procurement, claims, demurrage, analysis) but these won’t use your degree specifically. However, a maritime degree of any sort should be a good thing.

    You don’t say where in Europe you are located. However, there are roles in London, Copenhagen, Oslo, Bergen, ARA, Hamburg, Athens, Geneva, Cyprus – and those are just the places I have worked or had dealings with people. Look for shipping companies, or find a recruitment agency that specialises in Maritime.

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  • April 24, 2020 at 2:24 am
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    Some companies utilize shore-based traveling electronics specialists. Based in key ports like Singapore they service vessels that pass-by, visit Asian yards and sail for short periods of time. However, many of these technicians are experienced – having spent years in the fleet. Alternatively, you could seek employment with Sperry, JRC, or Mackay.

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  • April 24, 2020 at 2:24 am
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    go to a different school.

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  • April 24, 2020 at 2:24 am
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    There are plenty of onshore jobs available.

    Someone already noted many types of commercial positions below (Chartering, broker, inspector etc). Most companies would be quite keen on someone with a technical degree as it’ll give you a head start on ops lingo.

    If you wanted to stay within engineering / technical post-graduation, you can look at working for suppliers for vessel equipment (e.g.Engines, DP, W2W gangways, ROVs providers). They might require the occasional offshore time but likely nothing too significant). You can also work in the onshore department of vessel owners but they often employ from their offshore team that want a change in pace.

    It may not be as easy as living in Holland or Germany but you can certainly get somewhere in Ireland with a bit of effort (started off there myself).

    As a student, one thing you can look into is completing the Marine Institute Bursary Programme which if I remember correctly runs in the Summer. Its more fisheries & port focused but they have quite a few different options available year to year and a pretty good way to get some field experience. One of which includes a more commercial / business approach working with the IMDO in Dublin if of interest.

    Not sure if your planning on studying in Cork or Galway (or other) but generally speaking your college should have plenty of connections with local companies (or at least a list) as well as know places that offer graduate positions. Most of the time all you have to do is ask.

    Good luck!

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