This event aims to show our graduates why Maritime is an industry of choice, and provide entry-level jobseekers an idea of what they can expect by being part of the workforce,” continued Mr David Chin, Executive Director of the Singapore Maritime Foundation.
“I found out about the Maritime Careers Workshop online and wanted to find out more about the industry. As a fresh graduate, I was keen to learn about the various jobs available that would benefit me, commented Ms Ang Yen Ting from SIM/University of Birmingham, a graduate in International Business Studies. “The interactive session provided insights from people from all walks of life and who are all now in the maritime industry. It was an eye-opener and it now gives me an avenue in finding the right job. I will definitely attend more MSC events in the near future.”
Mr Lim Ziyi, Zac, a Year 4 SMU Maritime Economics Track student tells us of his experience after attending this workshop, “This workshop is well-structured and it is great to be able to interact with speakers from such well-known companies. I was given a lot of insights into the maritime industry from the professionals, making me more confident to pursue a career in this industry.”
“Our talent pool is a critical success factor in our drive to becoming the next generation multipurpose port operator. We are always keen to share with interested parties the exciting career opportunities within Jurong Port. The MSC Maritime Careers Workshop provides us with an engaging platform to reach out to a diverse group of talented jobseekers,” said Ms Venny, Deputy Manager of Human Resources from Jurong Port.
“The maritime industry is evolving as with many other industries these days, and we need to be able to tap into pools of talent not traditionally associated with shipping. We are happy to partner with the Maritime Singapore Connect Office for this event to showcase the wide range of opportunities of employment this great industry can offer; we need everything from traders and programmers to lawyers and risk managers!” said Ms Sigrid Schrødter Teig, Chief Process Officer and General Manager of Western Bulk Pte Ltd, a leading dry bulk shipping operator headquartered in Oslo, with offices in Singapore, Seattle and Santiago.
The MSC Maritime Careers Workshop follows on from the recent launch of the new Maritime Singapore Connect website (www.maritimesgconnect.com) last month, as a one-stop resource for information of interest to students and jobseekers. Individuals could upload their resumes as an indication of their interest in internships or jobs, and maritime companies in Singapore would use the website to contact interested candidates whenever a suitable role arises.