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February Feature: From Cork to the Caribbean

Posted: February 6, 2018

Our February feature shines the spotlight on Darragh Keane, a recent Seafarers Safety Course delegate with SEFtec NMCI Offshore (SNO). We talk to Darragh and ask why he chose to apply for the course and see how things have changed for him since.

Darragh Keane, ready for his new Superyacht career

 

With a background in mechanics Darragh Keane was looking for a new career, potentially one that involved travel and a new lifestyle. While on a ships visit to see his brother, a 2nd engineer with P&O Cruises, Darragh was inspired that this could be just the career he was looking for. Getting an understanding of how the ship operated from deck to engine, the crew’s roles and responsibilities Darragh decided to investigate how he too could work at sea.

Originally thinking he might have to go back to college for four years, Darragh spoke to friends who work at sea and with various recruiters to see what his alternative options were. He was advised to go and complete his basic STCW suite of courses as a first step.

A friend told him that SEFtec NMCI Offshore were running a Seafarers Safety Course with Cork Education Training Board (CETB) at the NMCI. This nine week course would include the STCW short courses that Darragh was required to have completed in advance of working at sea. It would also provide additional skills and certification that could enhance his chances of employment. He applied, was interviewed for and successfully earned one of the twelve places on the course.

I really enjoyed the course, in particular the physical elements such as being in the sea survival pool for the Personal Survival Techniques course”. What came as a surprise to Darragh was how much he enjoyed the Navigation training, “This was something I had thought in advance that I really wouldn’t like, so I was surprised how much I enjoyed this element of the course. My friends who are working at sea were really impressed with the quality and variety of the training we did during the nine weeks”.

After successfully completing the course Darragh applied for a job he saw on YachtSpot, which was advertised by Fast Stream. He was soon put forward for an interview for a position on-board a yacht as a junior deckhand. The job turned out to be on one of the longest and most expensive yachts in the world – worth an estimated $1.2 billion the vessel can play host to 30+ guests and has a compliment of 92 crew members.

Thrilled with this opportunity Darragh set about getting his visa, and very quickly received a 10 year B1/B2 visa for the USA. With his flights and transport taken care of by his new employers, Darragh sets off to the Caribbean to begin his new job this February.

If he could offer advice to anyone else looking to work in the Maritime/Superyacht industry Darragh recommends spending time on their CV to ensure it is structured correctly and stands out. As CV preparation was part of his Seafarers Safety Course, Darragh just had to ensure he attached a good photograph to accompany his CV (choosing the photo was a harder task than he thought!). Coming across as personable in his interviews was also important to ensure his employers would know he would be both professional and a team player on board the yacht.

As he prepares to set off on his new adventure Darragh comments that with a bit of luck he has had as close to a perfect start to his new career than he could have possibly hoped for.

 

All the team at SEFtec NMCI Offshore wish Darragh the very best of luck in his new career!

 

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Competition Time!

Posted: January 18, 2018

Would you like to get your hands on this great bag of NMCI goodies?

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The lucky winner will be announced on January 31st.

But don’t worry if you don’t win this month, as a newsletter subscriber we’ll continue to offer you exclusive discounts and competitions in our newsletters so there’s plenty of chances to win in 2018.

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Shanghai Maritime University

Posted: January 12, 2018

It’s always hugely valuable to meet with maritime training professionals from around the world. Today NMCI Services hosted visitors from Shanghai Maritime University.

Jim O’Byrne, Head of NMCI Services said, “I was delighted to welcome today’s visitors from Shanghai Maritime University. We appreciate the group taking the time to visit the NMCI and meeting with our team.”

While at the college the group visited the environmental pool, engine rooms, jetty, simulators and various labs and workshops.

 

Shanghai Maritime University

 

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We are hiring!

Posted: October 27, 2017

**Update 23/11/2017: All positions are now filled. Many thanks to all for your interest**

We are expanding our SEFtec NMCI Offshore team!

If you have the determination to be proactive, hardworking and a team player in a diverse and high energy environment then these roles may interest you.

SNO Technical Support Job Description_

SNO Survival Instructor Job Description_

SNO Accounts Assistant Job Description

These roles are all for an immediate start.

Best of Luck!

**Update: All positions are now filled. Many thanks to all for your interest**

 

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NMCI Open Day; Thursday Oct 26th 2017

Posted: October 23, 2017

Ireland has a proud maritime tradition and the National Maritime College of Ireland is offering an opportunity to build on that at its Open Day, the annual event held in the College at Ringaskiddy.

 

It will take place this Thursday, October 26, when the College opens its doors to the public who can see the top, international state-of-the-art facilities which it has. They are a powerful statement of the importance of the maritime sector to this island nation and impressive to see.

 

This is a day when anyone interested in a career at sea can pursue the many options available in a wide, varied and challenging sector which offers huge opportunities.

 

Representatives from international shipping companies and maritime organisations will be present to meet and discuss available careers, providing information to visitors about jobs throughout the wide sphere of the maritime industry, both at sea and ashore.

 

There will be Presentations for schools and their pupils on Marine Course opportunities at the NMCI.

 

The Open Day will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with tours of training facilities at the college throughout the day and, in the Events Hall, the opportunity to visit international maritime companies and organisations.

 

Enquiries and group bookings please telephone: 021-4335607.

E-mail: admissions@nmci.ie

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