Working in the Maritime industry is both challenging and rewarding. There are a number of roles available to an individual as a maritime or shipping executive.
Often the best thing to do is to seek an opportunity as an intern with a company and the maritime industry encourage this approach.
International Maritime Internships.
Autumn and Winter are the traditional application dates for internships. There are a number available in the international Maritime industry. Details of which are listed below:
ABS 2011 Internships.
ABS is looking for full-time students pursuing a BS, MS, or PhD degree in one of the following engineering disciplines: Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Marine, Structural, Ocean, or Naval Architecture.
Applicants must be working towards an engineering degree at an accredited school and have completed 50 semester hours before the start of the internship.
Some of the departments that could utilize your skills include:
Research & Product Development
Operational Safety & Evaluation
All Details are available here:
BP take around 100 interns studying a range of disciplines into a summer and year-long programmes, many of whom go on to join the BP graduate development scheme. Opportunities exist in all major areas of BP to explore your career aspirations and develop the technical and behavioural skills you will need for a successful career
Log on here for details: http://www.bp.com/sectiongenericarticle.do?categoryId=9023227&contentId=7043186
Shell offer Summer internships for penultimate-year students, as well as Year long Industrial Placements for non-final year students at various locations in the UK and Ireland.
Log onto http://www.shell.com/ind/aboutshell/careers-tpkg/students-and-graduates.html for details.
Clarksons the world's leading provider of integrated shipping services, bringing the company connections and experience to an international client base looking for high achieving, dynamic and entrepreneurial individual with a hunger for success and have the skills and determination to succeed in a challenging industry, Details of their training schemes are available here.
Lloyds Register offer summer internships for undergraduates in the form of paid summer vacation work. The company can offer places for students over one or two summers in their final or penultimate years of study for a four year degree in marine or mechanical engineering, materials engineering, naval architecture, ship science, electrical, control engineering and systems engineering. All details are available here:
The European Maritime Safety Agency
The European Maritime Safety Agency offers traineeships for a period of at least 3 months and at most 5 months. The traineeship program aims to provide trainees with work experience in the field of maritime safety legislation, response to pollution at sea and cooperation among member states in safety at sea matters. In-service training enables trainees to acquire practical experience by means of their work and put into practice the knowledge they have acquired during their academic studies or professional careers in the areas of maritime safety, communication or administration.
Detailed information related to the activities and structure of the European Maritime Safety Agency can be found by visiting the EMSA website at http://www.emsa.europa.eu
International Maritime Employment Sites
Spinnaker Recruitment www.shippingjobs.com
Faststream Recruitment http://www.faststream.co.uk/default.aspx
TradeWinds Jobs http://www.tradewinds.no/jobs_tw/search.htm
Lloyds List Careers http://www.lloydslist.com/ll/careers/index.htm
Clyde Marine Recruitment http://www.theclydegroup.com/jobs/cmr_vacancies.asp