Thanks to their experience, deck officers easily find a job in the maritime industry.
Their leadership capabilities, experience in an international environment and practical work attitude, are strongly appreciated.
After their career at sea, deck officers have a range of options to find interesting jobs ashore, in the public as well as in the private sector.
They can work in the Pilotage Service, in shipping agencies, ship-owning companies and freight forwarders, terminal operators, suppliers, insurance and classification companies, surveyors, etc.
They are responsible for inspecting the seaworthiness of the cargo, the preparation and monitoring of shipping operations, cost control, fleet management, safety management, audits for classification companies and more.
They are also employed by the nautical departments of the port authorities (Harbour Master Service, shipping guidance) and the Maritime Rescue and Coordination Centre.
Not forgetting the Antwerp Maritime Academy itself, as teachers in nautical courses.
After their career at sea marine engineers take a job on land as technical manager for maintenance and new-build projects in the maritime, industrial and chemicals sectors. They are employed in a technical control position and to monitor quality inspections and insurance assessments.
In the maritime sector, most ship’s engineers are employed as technical superintendents, to monitor vessel damage and maintenance, at the shipping inspectorate, as marine surveyors for classification companies, lead auditors (ISM, MLC, ISO) or as FOD flag state inspectors and port control inspectors.
They are also welcome in the port-bound industry (chemicals and petrochemicals), energy supply (including nuclear power plants and wind parks), ship repair and the technical supply company sector (fuel, oil, auxiliary machinery and propulsion machinery).
And, of course, as teachers of marine engineering at the Antwerp Maritime Academy.