Record Number of More than 180 Jobs on Offer at the Maritime Singapore Connect (MSC) Maritime Career Fair

10 October 2021

Twenty-three companies and four skills upgrading organisations participate in the 2021 MSC Maritime Career Fair to engage and attract jobseekers

More than 180 jobs by 23 companies across commercial, operations, technology, corporate finance, human resources as well as sales and marketing are on offer at the MSC Maritime Career Fair, which will run virtually from 25 to 29 October 2021.

This is the highest number of jobs available at the maritime career fair since the MSC Office—a unit under the Singapore Maritime Foundation—began organising it in 2016.

Complementing the maritime companies are four organisations—the Employment and Employability Institute (e2i), Institute of Technical Education (ITE), Singapore Polytechnic (SP) and Workforce Singapore (WSG)—that will present jobseekers with skills upgrading and professional development programmes. WSG will also conduct two sessions of a “Personal Branding in Your Job Search” seminar to enhance the efforts of jobseekers. The two sessions will be held on 25 and 27 October 2021.

This is the first time that maritime companies as well as organisations from the workforce development ecosystem have come together as a collective effort to present career opportunities and skills upgrading programmes to job seekers at the MSC Maritime Career Fair.

“Besides the number of jobs available, the spectrum of companies participating—from leading shipping companies, port operators, maritime service providers and a maritime technology start-up—is indicative of the diversity and dynamism of the ecosystem here,” said Ms. Tan Beng Tee, Executive Director of the Singapore Maritime Foundation.

“Equally noteworthy is the wide variety of opportunities available. While some are in areas such as chartering and operations and will appeal to those with a maritime background, there are also openings in corporate and technology roles such as finance and accounting, as well as software engineering and business analytics that job seekers can build meaningful careers in,” noted Ms. Tan.

Jobseekers can join the MSC Maritime Career Fair here.

Registration for the “Personal Branding in Your Job Search” seminar is open here. For the full list of participating organisations, please refer to Annex A.

About the Singapore Maritime Foundation (SMF)

Established in 2004, the Singapore Maritime Foundation is a conduit between the public and private sectors to accomplish the twin mission of developing and promoting Singapore as an International Maritime Centre (IMC); and to attract, engage and grow a talent pipeline to position Maritime Singapore for continued growth. For details, visit http://localhost/smf

The Maritime Singapore Connect (MSC) Office operates Singapore’s only dedicated maritime career portal at www.maritimesgconnect.com.

Media Contacts

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Mr. Kastrup complemented his tertiary education with leadership and management training at Penn State University and The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Ms. Angeline Teo

MANAGING DIRECTOR & HEAD, GLOBAL TRANSPORTATION & OFFSHORE, OCBC BANK

Ms. Angeline Teo is the Managing Director and Head of Global Transportation and Offshore, Global Corporate Banking at OCBC Bank which focuses on the maritime, aviation, land & port ecosystems.
Ms. Teo has spent over three decades in maritime finance. Prior to OCBC, Ms. Teo was working at ING Bank, ABN Amro and DnB in Singapore focusing on maritime and offshore.
Ms. Teo graduated from the National University of Singapore with a degree in Business Administration.

Mr. John Martin

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Mr. John Martin began his career in London in 1989 with Richards Hogg Lindley Average Adjusters, and qualified as a Fellow of the UK Association of Average Adjusters in 2000.
At RHL he worked in their offices in Australia, Taiwan and Hong Kong. In 2003 he joined Gard Hong Kong, as a claims handler. Mr. Martin also worked in Gard Japan, and in 2014 he moved to Singapore to set up the Gard Singapore office.
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