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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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Rás Tailteann- 8 day Cycle around Ireland

Posted: May 25, 2018

The Rás Tailteann is an annual, eight-day, stage race around Ireland covering over 1,100kms. The race is Ireland’s number one cycling event with participants, both professional and amateurs,  from all around the world.

SEFtec NMCI Offshore (SNO) have sponsored the “Gerry McVeigh Cars Doormotion” team, pictured here at the beginning of the week. Also pictured is SNO’s Ruth Murphy with Ciaran Murphy, taken after Stage 5, Glengarriff to Mitchelstown yesterday.

 

Today the team travels 155kms from Mitchelstown to Carlow for Stage 6. The race finishes on Sunday in Skerries, Co Dublin.

Best of luck to all the team!

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SEFtec NMCI Offshore are hiring a Maritime/Offshore Survival & Fire Instructor

Posted: May 14, 2018

We are Hiring

Job Description                                                                                    

Position: Maritime/Offshore Survival and Fire Instructor

Location: NMCI, Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork                                                    

Role: Course Instructor (Practical & Classroom)

Reporting to: Operations Manager- SEFtec NMCI Offshore

Description of the Position

Reporting to the Operations Manager with responsibility for instructing on courses for the Offshore and Maritime sector.

Principal Tasks.

  • Delivering STCW and offshore training to the Offshore and Maritime sectors.
  • To be suitably qualified in the disciplines required to teach or assess, as per the standards laid down by various accrediting bodies.
  • To undertake instructional duties on assigned classes as deemed appropriate by management in both lecture and practical sessions, both at the NMCI and other locations as the management may from time to time reasonably require (e.g. offshore, at clients premises).
  • To ensure existing courses are reviewed & updated as necessary, and assist in the development of new courses to meet client’s needs.
  • To ensure that safety standards for both staff and delegates are adhered to at all times.
  • Maintaining appropriate records and making available information as required by management.
  • Participating in the development, implementation and maintenance of quality assurance.
  • To liaise with support staff responsible for the delivery of training courses or exercises.
  • Work as part of a team to ensure consistent standards of training are maintained
  • To comply with the procedures, staff notices and any other communications as issued by management.
  • To attend staff development training courses, in-house and external, as determined by line management.


Requirements

Essential:

  • Minimum of 3 – 5 years instructional / operational experience in the offshore, maritime, Fire Service, or related sector.
  • Excellent planning, organisational and communication skills.
  • Experience / knowledge / qualifications in training & education.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic multidiscipline environment.
  • Water confident.
  • Proven track record of ability to contribute to a team effort.
  • Dive Qualification.

 

Desirable:

  • STCW short course delivery experience.
  • Relevant qualifications and experience in first aid.
  • Manual Handling Instructor Qualification.
  • Working at Heights Qualification.
  • Powerboat Instructor Qualification.
  • Fire Fighting background.
  • Good IT skills.
  • Verifier / Assessor qualifications.

 

Salary: DOE

Submit CV and Cover Letter to offshorecourses@nmci.ie

 

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