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Meet Josh, SEFtec NMCI Offshore’s newest Instructor.

Posted: March 15, 2022

Meet Josh, the newest member of our instructor team. Josh is part of the SEFtec NMCI Offshore (SNO) two year Instructor Training Programme. Beginning his career at the NMCI as a technician and trainee instructor Josh recently completed the two year programme to become an instructor at the NMCI. We chatted with Josh to hear more about his background, interests and future plans.

Instructor Josh, stands on the Jetty, with the freefall lifeboat behind him.

Hi Josh, so tell us a little about yourself?

Hello, my name is Josh and I am an instructor with SEFtec NMCI Offshore DAC.

Growing up I worked in outdoor activity centres during my Summer holidays. I loved the multi-activity courses which included water sports such as sailing, kayaking, and coasteering to name a few. I was really lucky to have such an enjoyable job at a young age – and it gave me great confidence in leadership and instruction. During my time in college, I was a safety officer and later captain of CIT’s kayaking club. I learned loads about management as well as general risk assessments regarding water safety. After college, I spent some time working for a fire safety company that specialises in the maritime industry. This gave me great exposure to various vessels, their fire suppression systems, and firefighting equipment on board.

What attracted you to the role of trainee instructor/technician initially?

 

When introduced to the role of Trainee Instructor/Technician, I was immediately attracted to the similarities it had with my previous instructor role. Each day is different with new learners across various training set-ups. I was especially excited to work in the environmental pool and it’s still my favourite ‘classroom’ in the NMCI. Working all 4 seasons as a water-based instructor can be almost unheard of in Ireland, so this was an exciting concept.

Tell us about your role and what it entails?

 

When I first joined the team, I was trained into the role of Technician. It was my job to prepare any equipment needed for the courses. This included prepping boats for the pool, equipment for the fire yard, and general organisation of all PPE across all the courses. I found this period in the company beneficial in gaining a better understanding of how the equipment operates. This role also included assisting in the background of courses – lighting fires, capsizing rafts, and launching lifeboats.

1 year later I became a Trainee Instructor. I trained a new colleague into the Technician role, allowing me to spend more time in the classroom learning the courses. I participated in every course we offer as a learner, which I thoroughly enjoyed. I then became a PADI Open Water Diver and later received a National Pool Lifeguard Qualification. I could now participate in the pool as a safety swimmer/diver – a position I was looking forward to since the day I started! Towards the end of my 24-month program, I completed my OPITO Assessors, Train the Trainer, and HUET Instructor course. This is the part of the job that blows my friend’s minds!! I love working in the ‘HUET’ and I’m continuing to learn more with each course I am part of.

 

 What is your favourite part about working with SEFtec Group?

 

My favourite part about working with SEFtec Group is the dynamic and varied working environment. No one day is the same. I work alongside seasoned mariners and firefighters regularly. I have the opportunity to train with emergency services like the Irish Coast Guard Helicopter crews each month. I have just returned from training in the UK for an exciting project in the future. I continue to expand my knowledge with every course I am a part of, every person I meet, and every location I visit. Working with SEFtec Group has opened my eyes to an amazing industry with inspiring people working within it. I look forward to more projects in the future, especially overseas.

How will you continue to develop your skills in 2022?

When I first joined the company, I was told “every day is a school day here”.

This is absolutely true. Each day my skills and knowledge improve. Every course brings its challenges and rewards and I learn so much from each one. To enhance my skills further, I plan on focusing on the Global Wind Organisation side of training more this year. I also look forward to improving my HUET skills with more time inside the unit. It’s also an exciting time for OPITO as they move towards the sustainable energy section. I look forward to being part of this transition in the future. As part of my continuous development, I will be doing Enclosed Spaces, Working at Heights, and Manual Handling instructorships in 2022 also.

Josh smiles at the camera, with the NMCI's jetty in the background.

Thanks Josh, we’re looking forward to seeing all that you achieve in your career!

 

 

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Ireland’s newest citizen

Posted: December 16, 2021
We would like to extend our warmest congratulations to one of Ireland’s newest citizens!
Trainee Instructor & Technician, Sheldon, recently received his Irish Citizenship via a virtual celebration.
It was a very proud and special day for Sheldon, originally from South Africa, and we’re all delighted for him.
Congratulations Sheldon! What a great way to end the year.

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Have you got what it takes?

Posted: July 22, 2021

“Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher.”

Have you left a dynamic career and aren’t ready to hang up the boots just yet?

We are recruiting Part Time and Full Time Instructors.

If your background includes the below…then we want to hear from you;

  • Firefighting
  • Maritime
  • Renewable Energy
  • Diving
  • Working at Heights
  • IRATA
  • Powerboating
  • Lifeguard
  • Medic
  • Lifeboats
  • Simulator
  • Drone Operator or similar…

Key attributes we are looking for;

  • Adaptable and willing to respond to change.
  • A willingness and ability to clearly impart knowledge.
  • Adventurous and dynamic.
  • Hard Working
  • Capable of absorbing new subject matter with ease.
  • Team player

Forward your cover letter and CV to careers@nmci.ie

 

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SEFtec NMCI Offshore are Seeking a Part Time Administrator

Posted: May 26, 2021

Position: Administrator Part Time. 

*Applications are now closed for this position*

Join our team at the NMCI

SEFtec NMCI Offshore DAC welcomes applications for the position of Administrator on a part-time basis, 15 hours per week. 

Description of the Position

This is a part time position 15 hours per week.

Reporting to the Operations Manager of SEFtec NMCI Offshore DAC, the Administrator is a member of the core Team providing administration for NMCI Services and its associated joint venture companies SNO DAC & GTSS DAC.

Location: NMCI, Ringaskiddy, Co Cork

Company: SEFtec NMCI Offshore DAC

Company background;

SEFtec NMCI Offshore are global leaders in the delivery of Maritime and Offshore training courses.

Based at the National Maritime College of Ireland we are a dynamic company, which is growing year on year.

We are the leading provider of professional Maritime, Offshore Training & Consultancy. Our strategy is to advance the industry and develop the skills of professionals through the provision of Training and expert Consultancy of the highest standard.

Our goal is to achieve and deliver excellence to our existing and future customer base. All of our

clients are trained by quality professional Instructors and lecturers.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities.

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

  • Receive inbound calls and emails from current and new customers/companies.
  • Supports the administration process from booking through to certification of courses.
  • Responsible for classroom/facility bookings for scheduled and bespoke course bookings.
  • 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.
  • Ensure course packs are complete and filed.
  • 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 and NMCI 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 instructors and management 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.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

Requirements for Part Time Administrator

Essential:

  • 3 years relevant admin 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;
  • Ability to type 30 wpm+;

Desirable:

  • ISO 9001 Certification & Auditing Skills

 

Salary: DOE

Immediate Start preferred.

Please forward your Cover Letter and CV to careers@nmci.ie using Part Time Administrator Application as the subject title.

 

 

 

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SEFtec NMCI Offshore (SNO) are seeking a Trainee Instructor/Technician. 

Posted: March 4, 2021

NMCI are Hiring

Our team is growing. SEFtec NMCI Offshore (SNO) are seeking a Trainee Instructor/Technician. 

Job Description

Position: Trainee Instructor/Technician

Location:  NMCI, Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork

Reporting to: Managing Director & Operations Manager

SEFtec NMCI Offshore are global leaders in the delivery of Maritime and Offshore training courses.

Based at the National Maritime College of Ireland we are a dynamic company, which is growing year on year. We are now looking to expand our team and will be recruiting a Trainee Instructor/Technician to join the SNO team.

Candidate Profile:

  • Over 18 years of age
  • Completion of the leaving certificate or equivalent
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a team
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with peers, other groups, clients, internal associates.
  • An interest in the Offshore /Maritime sector
  • Willingness to travel abroad
  • Water Confident / High Level of Fitness
  • Delegates will be required to undergo a medical if successful, as some aspects of the training is physically demanding.

 

Reporting to the Operations Manager the Trainee Instructor/Technician will undergo a 24-month intensive programme achieving recognised instructor qualifications and on the job experience. The duties will involve, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Ensure that safety standards for both staff and delegates are adhered to at all times;
  • Provide support for Commercial courses / courses to the Offshore Oil and Gas sectors/ Maritime sector;
  • Complete various Instructor Courses which will provide the foundation for an Instructor and meet the demands of the company going forward;
  • Comply with the procedures, staff notices, communications as issued by management & any other duties deemed relevant by management;
  • Work alongside the technicians and instructors at the Centre;
  • Achieve competency in Sea Survival Equipment Maintenance and safe operation of equipment;
  • Obtain the competencies required to teach or assess, as per the standards laid down in OPITO guidelines and other accrediting bodies;
  • Attend classes as deemed appropriate by management in both lecture and practical sessions, both at the Centre and other locations as required (e.g. offshore, at client’s premises);
  • Support the delivery of courses to the Maritime and Offshore Oil and Gas sectors;
  • Ensure that all courses are provided with the equipment and facilities as laid down in the course programme.

Application Procedure:

Write a 300-word Cover Letter outlining why you think you would be suitable for role with SEFtec NMCI Offshore and email this with an accompanying CV to the following email: careers@nmci.ie

Successful candidates will be shortlisted and called for interview.

Closing date: 19/03/2021  

Requirements

Essential:

  • Ability to work in a dynamic multidiscipline environment;
  • Excellent planning, organisational and communication skills;
  • Water Confident;
  • Full clean driving license.

Desirable:

Good IT skills.

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