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Boluda Towage UK


Vessel traffic services




2 months ago

Closing date:

11 June 2024

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We believe that towage is all about people. The success of our company depends on the people working for us. Their contribution, their added value to the organization, and their willingness to commit to our core values are all highly valued.

Our culture, our conduct, and our business approach are based on core values: Transparency & professional honesty, Teamwork & operational efficiency, Flexibility & innovation, and Excellence in customer care & service.

We are a highly ambitious company with an expanding footprint around the world. Increasing volumes across our UK ports mean that we need to increase our pool of high-quality tug crews, to work on our modern, powerful, and varied fleet of tugs including ROTOR’s, ASD’s and Voith Schneider propulsion systems.

We offer a fantastic opportunity, with a lifetime career within the maritime industry for:  

APPRENTICESHIPS (united kingdom)

Harbour towage (assisting large vessels in and out of ports) is essential to the safe and efficient operation of UK ports, and ultimately the flow of trade in and out of the UK.

  • Do you want the opportunity to operate some of the most advanced harbour towage vessels?
  • How about one day being the Captain of one of our highly maneuvrable tugs?
  • Or maybe you would thrive being responsible for maintenance and operation of the main engines and multiple other systems on-board?
  • An apprenticeship with us could be just what you're looking for….
Your job

Apprentice Small Vessel Chief Engineer
We are recruiting a Level 4 Apprenticeship, which allows the apprentice to become an "EOOW Small Vessel Engineer". After completing the sea time, the apprentice can grow to "Small Vessel Chief Engineer".

We follow the “standard MCA-approved program for EOOW” section 4.3 in MSN 1904 to gain EOOW COC.

This course is run over 4 years, time will be spent aboard as well as living on campus at Fleetwood Nautical College. If you love engines then this apprenticeship is right for you. By becoming an an Chief Engineer through the apprenticeship route you will get to learn all you need to kick start a career as a Small Vessel Chief Engineer.

The objective of the position after finalizing the course
The Small Vessel Chief Engineer ensures that equipment and installations on board are in good condition and ready to operate.

To execute maintenance, ensure, and improve the vessel systems, equipment, and parts in compliance with Class, Flag State, HSE-Q, maintenance strategy, and other compulsory regulations in a safe, effective, and cost-efficient manner. Ensure that spare parts, consumables, and inspections are planned and ordered on time.

The Chief Engineer reports hierarchical to the Tug Master and functional to the local Superintendent.

What type of applicant are we looking for?

  • Passion for the maritime industry
  • 5 GCSE’s which must include English, Math’s, and Science. Grade 5 and above
  • Capable of passing a Medical ENG 1
  • Minimum age requirement - 17+
  • Living in the UK
  • Team Player

Your talents:

  • Flexibility
  • Works well under pressure 
  • Communicational and social skills
  • Actively focusing on and achieving or exceeding results
  • Independent, within your own responsibility in the team
  • Taking initiative
  • Planning and managing activities and resources efficiently and effectively to achieve goals

We offer:

  • A dynamic career with the market leading towage provider 
  • Attractive terms and conditions
  • A small local team in the UK
  • Enthusiastic, motivated, and passionate colleagues
  • An interesting job environment in the ports in the UK

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Boluda Towage UK is recruiting a Level 4 Apprenticeship

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