Scholarship could be segue to dynamic career for student

Cayman Maritime is the parent organisation of the Cayman Islands Shipping Registry and offers a broad range of career opportunities.

A staff of about 30 at the Cayman Islands Shipping Registry perform vessel registration, crew compliance matters, maritime policy development, accounting, communications, human resources management, information and technology and surveying and naval architecture. These men and women also travel across the globe to many of the world’s most exotic ports of call.

In addition to the organization’s George Town headquarters, there are satellite offices and representatives in 11 separate parts of the world. These include Fort Lauderdale, the European Regional Office in Southampton, London, France Monaco, Italy, the Netherlands, Athens, Singapore, Hong Kong and Tokyo, which give the organization a highly visible worldwide presence and the opportunity to satisfy client service needs wherever in a cost-effective manner wherever they may be. Additionally, cross-training amongst all staff members provides other opportunities for travel to those venues, as well as technical fora and trade show around the world.

In a continued effort to help ensure that the Island’s rich maritime heritage and administration is carried forward into the future, Cayman Maritime in partnership with the Ministry of Education, Training and Employment is conducting its annual campaign to attract individuals of 18 years of age and up, who demonstrate an interest in maritime affairs to apply for the scholarship currently being offered. The two organizations are actively seeking dynamic individuals who wish to pursue a rewarding and exciting career in today’s modern-era maritime industry.

Consideration will be given for the pursuit of under-graduate, post-graduate or professional qualifications in the disciplines of naval architecture, marine engineering, marine survey, maritime administrations and nautical studies. Further consideration will be given to applicants in related areas such as specialist maritime legal services, human resource management, accounting, information technology and other areas which support the maritime sector. Deadline for the submission of applications is 27 April.

Basic requirements for consideration are as follows:

Proof of having been resident in the Cayman Islands for five years prior to application;

At least 18 years or older (this may be varied at the Education Council’s discretion in exceptional circumstances);

Proof of acceptance at a competitively ranked institution;

A genuine interest in the maritime industry;

Good interpersonal and communication skills, work ethic and character;

A commitment to contributing to the development of the local maritime industry through new skills and knowledge acquired; and

The personal qualities to benefit from the scholarship and use of it to succeed in the maritime industry.

Additional requirements and academic criteria are further detailed on the requisite application forms and may be obtained under “Forms” at www.cishipping.com, by email to [email protected] or by phoning 815-1696.

Consideration will be given for the pursuit of under-graduate, post-graduate or professional qualifications in the disciplines of naval architecture, marine engineering, marine survey, maritime administrations and nautical studies.

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