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Job Opportunity- Administrative Assistant

Posted: September 5, 2018

 

Position: Administrative Assistant –Full time, Permanent

Company: GAC Training & Service Solutions Limited (GTSS)

Description of the Position

Reporting to the Office Manager, the Administrative Assistant is a core member of the administration team, providing course coordination and business support.

NB Note: For the initial six months the Administrative Assistant will work under the direct supervision of the established Office Manager so as to acquire the requisite knowledge & experience to perform the role to perform efficiently.

Location: NMCI, Ringaskiddy, Co Cork

 

Company Background

GAC is a global provider of integrated shipping, logistics and marine services. Emphasising world-class performance, a long-term approach, innovation, ethics and a strong human touch, GAC delivers a flexible and value-adding portfolio to help customers achieve their strategic goals. Established since 1956, GAC employs over 9,000 people in more than 300 offices worldwide.

GAC Training & Service Solutions Limited (GTSS) was launched on 11 February 2010, aiming to provide cost saving and innovative training solutions for the LNG industry and other maritime sectors. This unique partnership between GAC and The National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI) focuses on delivering a complete portfolio of training courses for both seafarers and shore-based shipping and commodity operations personnel. GTSS combines GAC’s global reach, over sixty years of maritime expertise and powerful branding with the NMCI’s superb facilities and a dedicated faculty.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

 

The administrator’s responsibilities include but are not limited to the following;

  • Receive inbound calls and emails from current and new customers/companies.
  • Responsible for the administration process from booking through to certification and registration into the OPITO Vantage system and CMS.
  • Responsible for classroom/facility bookings for scheduled and bespoke course bookings.
  • Completion and participation within internal audits on main scheme and commercial courses.
  • Responsible for travel templates and organising client accommodation & transfers ahead of courses or board meetings.
  • Preparing administration files for instructors before beginning course.
  • Put together and deliver course packs where appropriate.
  • Prepare scripts/handouts for courses.
  • Ensure all relevant communications, records and data are updated and recorded.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of industry developments and updates.
  • Create trust and confidence when building a rapport with customers to effectively close each booking and retain customer loyalty, this includes reception duties for course registration.
  • Meet & greet delegates at reception before each course.
  • Represent commercial division by ensuring each customer receives a friendly and engaging and efficient experience;
  • Compile reports as and when required by the Management Team;
  • Work as part of a team supporting colleagues where necessary;
  • Report any non-conformances to Management immediately in order to ensure that corrective action is carried out to prevent recurrence and insure continuous improvement.
  • Adhere to strict data protection and confidentiality laws;
  • Participate in any required training.
  • Liaising with both the GTSS Marketing Executive & the Office Manager to support the planning of all commercial courses
  • Liaising with Lecturers, instructors to co-ordinate the efficient running of courses.
  • Liaising with Finance regarding pricing of courses.
  • Liaising with various individuals from companies on course details, numbers, requests etc.
  • Liaising with catering staff & process canteen function forms.
  • Be responsible for the replenishment of stationary at the NMCIS Ops office and postal duties.
  • Fill out purchase requisitions where appropriate & required.
  • Completion of CETB forms and liaising with CETB officers as required.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

 

Requirements

 

Essential:

  • 3 years relevant administrative experience;
  • Good planning, organisational and communication skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills;
  • Excellent listening skills and the ability to ask probing questions, understand concerns, and overcome objections;
  • Strong work ethic and self-starter, able to effectively manage multiple priorities and adapt to change within a fast-paced business environment;
  • Must possess a professional and friendly attitude and be able to quickly develop a rapport with customers over the phone;
  • Ability to learn and navigate new software quickly.

 

Salary: €20,000- €24,000 depending on experience.

CV and Cover Letter to gtss@nmci.ie

Closing Date for applications 21/09/2018 at 12pm.

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Medical Update from OPITO regarding BOSIET/HUET/FOET with CA-EBS

Posted: August 16, 2018

Good news for those holding seafarer’s medicals. These can now be used when undertaking OPITO BOSIET/HUET/FOET with CA-EBS.

An additional HSE exemption has been granted to enable those workers who hold an ENG1 medical certificate of fitness to undertake the same in-water offshore survival training as those holding an Oil and Gas UK certificate of medical fitness for offshore work

This means that delegates will be required to produce one of the three certificates outlined below:-

  1. Produce a valid, unexpired Oil and Gas UK (OGUK) offshore medical certificate confirming the delegate’s fitness for offshore work.

OR

  1. A valid, unexpired, medical certificate of fitness to work at sea.

OR

  1. A valid, unexpired offshore medical certificate issued by a body outside of the UK which is recognised as equivalent to the OGUK medical certificate of fitness for offshore work.

In addition to the above the delegate will be required to produce:-

A certificate of fitness to undertake shallow water CA-EBS training issued by a registered OGUK examining doctor.

OR

In the case of a Seafarers Medical with restrictions, produce a statement from an appropriate registered practitioner that the restriction or condition does not result from a respiratory or ENT condition and there is no absolute contraindication to the shallow water delegate’s participation in the training.

AND

On the date on which the delegate is to undertake shallow water CA-EBS training, and prior to entering the water in which the training takes place, the delegate gives to the OPITO-approved Centre a statement, that to the best of the delegate’s knowledge and belief, the delegate has no (current or past) medical condition which makes the delegate unfit to participate in the training.

For any queries please contact Gillian or Chloe on + 353 21 4335609

HUET

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Simulation Instructor Required

Posted: August 13, 2018

We are expanding!

 

Position:                     Simulation Instructor, Full time.

Reporting to:            General Manager, GAC Training & Service Solutions.

Location:                    NMCI, Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork

 

GAC Training & Service Solutions Ltd. (GTSS)

GAC is a global provider of integrated shipping, logistics and marine services. Emphasising world-class performance, a long-term approach, innovation, ethics and a strong human touch, GAC delivers a flexible and value-adding portfolio to help customers achieve their strategic goals. Established since 1956, GAC employs over 9,000 people in more than 300 offices worldwide.

GAC Training & Service Solutions Limited (GTSS) was launched on 11 February 2010, aiming to provide cost saving and innovative training solutions for the shipping industry. This unique partnership between GAC and The National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI) focuses on delivering a complete portfolio of training courses for both seafarers and shore-based shipping and commodity operations personnel. GTSS combines GAC’s global reach, over sixty years of maritime expertise and powerful branding with the NMCI’s superb facilities and a dedicated faculty.

National Maritime College of Ireland

Opened in October 2004, the National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI, the College) is a purpose built constituent college of the Cork Institute of Technology, established in a partnership with the Irish Naval Service (INS) and Focus Education Ltd. Located on a ten acre site in Ringaskiddy with direct access to the harbour, the college houses state of the art facilities and equipment including two full mission simulators, jetty, fire fighting and survival training facilities, library, IT and other laboratories. The NMCI caters for the education and training needs of the merchant navy and the non-military training requirements of the Naval Service and provides a broad range of training services for the maritime industry.

Description of the Position

The Simulation Instructor will be a member of the GTSS staff and will carry the responsibility for ensuring that Commercial Simulation is run in a cost effective, efficient and commercially successful manner utilising existing and future resources.

Principal Tasks

  • Planning and publishing of commercial simulation course schedule.
  • Instruct courses such as STS, RAS, ECDIS and Pilot Training in the NMCI’s bridge simulators and provide necessary delegate feedback to clients afterwards.
  • Creation and maintenance of procedures for commercial simulation in line with international best practice and norms.
  • Oversee submission of, and ensure currency of, course proposals to relevant authorities.
  • Develop and review, in participation with simulation team members as appropriate, commercial simulation courses in line with international best practice and norms.
  • Contact prospective clients and discuss course requirements.
  • Meet and negotiate with prospective clients for commercial simulation in consultation with management.
  • Cost, prepare, and submit tenders to prospective clients in consultation with management.
  • Identify, and allocate attendance at, suitable conferences and/or seminars
  • Prepare an annual review and plan of commercial simulation activities.
  • Manage and review requirements for area databases and hydrodynamic models for commercial simulation.
  • Identify, when necessary, expenditure on simulation facilities to enhance commercial course delivery.
  • Liaise with Kongsberg for solutions to simulator development.
  • Investigate possibilities for developing in house resources and capabilities for commercial simulation.
  • Adhere to strict data protection and confidentiality laws.

Requirements

Essential:

Seagoing background (Merchant) with prior command experience essential.

Relevant qualifications for above

Excellent planning, organisational and communication skills.

Desirable:

Teaching / instruction experience in the maritime simulation sector.

Above average IT skills.

A full clean driving license.

Reporting Structure

Reporting directly to the General Manager of GAC Training & Service Solutions.

References Required

Salary D.O.E.

Email CV and Cover Letter to joy.gillen@gac.com

simultation instructor wanted

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#CleanSeas Newsletter Competition

Posted: July 18, 2018

GAC Training & Service Solutions

Turn the tide against plastic.

Reduce Reuse.

There is no Planet B.

Say no to single use plastic.

These are all important statements, and statements that are being said more and more with each passing day. The fight to save our oceans against increasing plastic pollution is growing in importance. People have come to realise that yes, just one person’s actions can make a difference. According to the UN Environment each year eight million tonnes of plastic leaks into the ocean. By 2050 an estimated 99% of seabirds will have ingested plastic. Saying no to plastic straws, bringing reusable mugs to cafes, refilling your sports bottle as opposed to buying single use water bottles are all ways we can take action.

 

Visit http://cleanseas.org/take-action to get more ideas on what you can do and take the pledge for #CleanSeas. GAC has agreed to support the UN Environment #CleanSeas campaign through taking direct action to reduce single use plastics in the company. Read more here https://www.volvooceanrace.com/en/news/11494_Ocean-Summit-inspires-GAC-to-sign-up-to-Clean-Seas.html

 

Here at the NMCI we have just ordered our latest GAC Training & Service Solutions (GTSS) sports bottles and thermal cups for our team. Subscribe to our quarterly NMCI Services newsletter below and be in with a chance of winning an NMCI goodie bag, complete with the GTSS sports bottle and thermal cup! All new subscribers for July and August will be entered into the competition.

If you didn’t re-opt in to our newsletter following our GDPR email notification (we know, we were one of many emails received in May!) then please do subscribe again so you don’t miss out on our latest news and future competitions.

Sign up to #CleanSeas and make your pledge to reduce plastic pollution today.

CleanSeas

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Be Water Aware… You Could Save A Life.

Posted: July 13, 2018

Water Safety Awareness Award at the NMCI

Outdoor leisure pursuits are becoming more and more popular each year in Ireland. From weekend ramblers exploring our beautiful coastline, to clubs relishing in their chosen water sport on rivers and the sea, Ireland has much to offer. There’s something for everyone, young and old when it comes to the outdoors which is why now, more than ever, we need to place an emphasis on water safety.

 

Canadian CanoeSadly, an average of 133 people drown each year in Ireland (visit IWS http://www.iws.ie/about/what-we-do-a-profile-of-iws.1055.html to read more). Irish Water Safety aim to reduce these fatalities by increasing water safety awareness and by changing attitudes and behaviours so that our aquatic environments can be enjoyed with confidence and safety.

SEFtec NMCI Offshore are now conducting the Water Safety Awareness Award for clubs, groups and individuals interested in learning how to stay safe near water.

At just three hours long these courses are ideal for anyone who works near water or enjoys hobbies involving aquatic environments.

Ray Johnston, Operations Manager says “We live on an Island in the North Atlantic, we have an abundance of lakes, rivers and 3,171 kilometres of coastline. The hazards associated with waters on this Atlantic Isle are at times not fully understood until too late. We know well the consequences of not being water aware, “Do not become a case study”. Be water aware.”

Know what to do and how to stay safe… you could save a life.

Book your place on an upcoming course here https://www.nmci.ie/specialised_courses/courseId/48700316/

There are no prerequisites for entry to the course. The Award Certificate is valid for two years.

Bespoke dates are also available and courses can be conducted here at the NMCI or at a location that suits your group, team or club.

Call us today to learn more on 021 4335609 or email services@nmci.ie

Water safety starts in the home but stays with us at work and at play. Don’t become a statistic.

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