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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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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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