The Maritime Educational System in Romania

The maritime industry is one of the most challenging and complex of the economical segments. It is actually the leading world-wide “engine” linking all industries. The modern day maritime carriage is key element of economic development of each and every country, offering shipping services and the manpower to manage the fleet of ships and all associated services.

The two main players to preserve the industry moving are the ships and the workforce. For both of them the maritime industry requires qualified personnel, either professionals for ships building or crews’ officers and ratings for ship navigation.

The inexperienced high-school graduates deal with numerous opportunities when considering the next academic option so as to acquire not just a diploma but also high qualifications necessary for a profession in the maritime industry.

Yearly lots of Romanian graduates are looking for higher educational facilities that could offer them the specific guidance either for the technical crafts or for navigation ranks. Marine craftspeople operate in the shipbuilding, vessel repair and modification, and the boat building, repair and restoration areas. The work ranges from constructing hulls and super-structures on sea-going vessels to setting up the fixtures and fittings on a smaller boat. Depending on the job, various craft abilities are being used – carpentry, electrical, plumbing, welding and painting, along with traditional maritime crafts: Design engineers, Dock masters, Project managers, Dock engineers, Dock motormen, Dock electricians, Steel work foremen and charge hands, Rigger foremen, Pipe foremen, Mechanical foremen, Hull treatment foremen, Scaffolder foremen, Yard electricians for electrical maintenance and new electrical equipment, Coded welders for electric arc, argon and CO2 welding.

The previously mentioned that are engaged in shipbuilding cope with the construction of all categories of vessels up to bigger vessels, tankers, and oil and gas platforms for offshore sites. Ship repair workers normally are situated at a dockyard working on all dimensions and types of vessel.

The people that think they want to pursue one of the discussed professions will need to follow one of the specializations provided by the country’s educational facilities. Based on the craft or profession there are certain educational training necessary, from attending 8 to 12 grades in a state institution and then other courses specific to the craft selected, the upcoming experts get a diploma and begin working in their trade field. They are able to promote on the professional hierarchy by acquiring practical experience. If they attend the higher schooling they are able to accede the top jobs in their job.

The men and women who are eager to sail the seas and oceans of the world, must think about that the compulsory schooling consist of graduating a maritime higher university in order to access a career in navigation. They may choose to study in a college or university either to become officers for the Romanian Naval Forces, or maritime officers and engineers for the merchant marine navy. There are a lot of specializations that can provide training for all particular activities related to maritime segment and here are a few examples: Navigation, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Naval Systems and Technologies, Mechanical, Industrial and Maritime Engineering, Shipping and Port Management, Telecommunication Systems, Environmental Engineering, Naval Transport, Business and Engineering in Transports etc.

There exist educational institutions which were exclusively specialized in the maritime education. The key characteristics of these institutions are given by the presence of a global standard imposed by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) which is required for any maritime universities combined with the national engineering curricula, which is also compulsory in accordance with the national regulations.

Every year these institutions, which are found, both locally and worldwide, as a supply of high specialized labour force in the maritime domain, have an increasing number of students willing to undergo the educational process just for this is the 1st and main step to enter a maritime profession. All of these Romanian graduates are looking forward to sail the sea yet so that they can get their endorsement, they have to have an embarkation training period. Deck Cadets should have no less than twelve months sea period of which 6 months on watch and Engine Cadets currently no less than 6 months of which three months on watch. During this sea period they get the possiblity to put knowledge into practice and experience the best learning conditions aboard as well as the chance to have access to the most recent technologies and equipment, crucial tools for navigation activities.

Nedcon Maritime as the largest independent Romanian manpower supply firm for clientele all over the world offers numerous possibilities for all those wanting to get a good paid job in international destinations for leading maritime players. To deliver the most efficient and high-quality services to our present and potential clients, the Nedcon Maritime staff is proud to say that it represents the trustworthy partner in matching the best candidates with the required jobs. We are informed about the Romanian maritime educational system and all Romanian Officers and shipyard specialists which we have recruited bring their participation to our excellent reputation on the international maritime business market.