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IOG & SPO Voyage Plan – Ratings Training Course

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The offshore wind market in Taiwan has been booming in recent years. In 2020, IOG partnered with Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO) to bring an offshore support vessel, the Pacific Hornbill, to Taiwan. The demand for Taiwanese Ratings on offshore wind vessels has increased significantly, in line with the growth of offshore wind in general, IOG and SPO are now collaborating with TUMT (Taipei University of Marine Technology) to recruit talented individuals who are interested in offshore wind vessels to take part in training courses for our  deck and engine departments. The aim of the training courses is to assist the cadets in obtaining  STCW-compliant licenses that will qualify them for a rating’s certificate of competency. The qualified cadets will work on Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessels (AHTS) and Platform Supply Vessels (PSV) and enjoy competitive remuneration. If you are interested to pursue a career in the offshore wind industry, you are welcome to join our training. IOG and SPO will fully subsidise the training costs and provide a modest living allowance!

What are the benefits of becoming a qualified rating?

Ratings are in very high demand in Taiwan’s offshore wind industry, and upon qualifying your monthly earnings potential is US$3,000 (NT$83,000) and above. Furthermore, when on board the vessels your room and board expenses are covered by the vessel owner, meaning seafarers can save most of their salaries. If you’re looking for a high-paying, stable and exciting career, then qualifying as a seafarer is a great way to do it.

Participants

This training course is tailored for individuals from18 to 45 years old. Participants shall, at a minimum, have a senior high school graduation certificate, no criminal record, and a qualify seafarer health examination. Basic English communication skills are also expected. The qualified cadets should expect to be dispatched to SPO’s foreign vessels operating internationally. Male participants need to finish their military service before  joining this training.

Date

Recruitment will run from the middle of August to 30 September, 12:00 PM.

Interviews will be held in October.

The Training Course begins on 15 November, and will last 10 weeks.

Location

Taipei University of Marine Technology (No. 212, Sec. 9, Yanping N. Rd., Shilin Dist., Taipei City)

Registration

Please fill in the registration sheet and email to fleet.manning@iovtec.com.tw (Please fill-in the sheet online.)

Interview and selection process

After the registration ends, the applicants will have to pass a three-stage interview:

  • Stage 1: 

IOG will outline the future prospects of the offshore wind industry. Applicants can have basic understanding of the future working environment, work content on vessels, related training course subsidies, personal allowances, and the cooperation model with IOG after the training is completed.

  • Stage 2: 

One on one interview with IOG. Applicants can have further discussion to evaluate the suitability and personal job description.

  • Stage 3: 

Interview with the training center. The training center will introduce the details of the training and  make final confirmation on the suitability.

After the three stages of interview, we will select 15 cadets at deck and engine department ratings training course. One cadet is only allowed to register for one training. The training course will last for ten weeks. (The detailed time is based on the schedule of the training school and will be announced later)

Notice

Participants of this training course must sign a letter of commitment with IOG to obtain a full subsidy for training fees and a monthly allowance of NTD 10,000 per person, and must work with IOG at least for the specified time after the training. Those who drop-out of the training course or are unable to fulfill the work commitment shall be asked to refund the training fee and monthly allowance.

IOG reserves the right to finalize the interpretation, change, pause, suspend and review the qualifications of this training.

Responsible Unit / IOG-Marine Superintendent 
黃韋瑄 Wendy Huang
wendy.huang@iovtec.com.tw
+886 2-2222-8936 #138

IOG-Public Relations Executive
李尹琦 Renata Lee
renata.lee@iovtec.com.tw
+886 2-2222-8936 #115

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