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FMA Cadets Short Listed For Training With Swire Pacific Ship Management

Five Fiji Maritime Academy cadets are been shortlisted with Swire Pacific Ship Management (SPSM)/China Navigation Company (CNCo) the ship owning entity of the Swire Group. FMA Director in-charge /Chief Executive
21 Nov 2018 10:00
FMA Cadets Short Listed For Training With Swire Pacific Ship Management
Fiji Maritime Academy

Five Fiji Maritime Academy cadets are been shortlisted with Swire Pacific Ship Management (SPSM)/China Navigation Company (CNCo) the ship owning entity of the Swire Group.

FMA Director in-charge /Chief Executive Officer Mahesa Abeynayake said the opportunity with the world renowned shipping company definitely guarantees better quality students enrolling with the academy.

“This guarantees foreign jobs for graduates and we will definitely be getting better quality students enrolling,” Mr Abeynayake said.

 

“Students enrolling in future can pursue better future, there will better opportunities on foreign vessels,” he said.

“This is a paramount win for the staff and a life-changing opportunity for the cadets, as five, is the largest number in one intake to this company.

Four former FMA cadets are now employed on Swire Shipping vessels – two in 2016 and another two last year.

“This year nine were called in for interview in the West with five now being shortlisted. This number is encouraging,” he said.

They were interviewed by the senior personnel manager/deputy head of crewing, Swire Pacific Ship Management (SPSM)/China Navigation Company (CNCo) the ship owning entity of the Swire Group.

They were interviewed for cadet training positions with China Navigation Co (CNCo)

The interviews are usually a rigorous process. To be selected, cadets must pass a face-face interview and complete an online Computer-based test (CBT).

Of the nine interviewed, four were female candidates.

“Cadets are allocated a training officer, and for a period, the cadets only engage in training. As they are not part of the day to day workforce, imparting of safety measures and basic skills are specific.

“SPSM /China Navigation Co (CNCo) also makes an enormous emphasis on safety so that the crew is trained shore on safety training.

“Feedback from the initial interview mentioned that most of our cadets did not do well on safety questions and we have taken that on board as opportunity for improvement.”

 



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