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How to become a Technical Ship Manager

Find out more about becoming a Technical Ship Manager

What does a Technical Ship Manager do?

A Technical Ship Manager is a person who is in charge of ensuring whether the necessary repair works on a ship are being executed properly, especially during the dry dock of the ship. A ship superintendent’s role and scope, when it comes to the shipping industry, is huge and requires complete alertness and vigilance because of the great responsibilities bestowed upon him.

In simple terms, a Ship Manager can also be referred to as a supervisor or an overseer. He is the one who has the documents that specify the necessary repairing and conditioning required for a ship and he is the one who has to reassure that the repairing and reconstruction of the ship is being carried out properly in the allocated shipyard or dry dock.

As mentioned above, in terms of marine jobs, the job of a Technical Ship Manager is not an easy one. He is the one who will be blamed primarily in case there is any problem with the ship when a voyage is about to be undertaken, or if the ship is in mid-sea and encounters any problem. As an overseer, a ship superintendent has to be constantly in touch with the ship repair company for updates and progress on the repairing work. This continuous diligence ensures that the ship repair company does not take any extra time and thereby any extra costs for the purpose of repairing.

A Technical Ship manger is generally assigned to a particular shipyard where he is provided with the paperwork of the ship that is in need of immediate attention. After getting all details about the repairs required by the ship and the paperwork, the ship superintendent, also known as ‘ship sup’, takes care of all the proceedings right from the time the ship comes to the shipyard, until the time all documents verifying that the maintenance of the ship has been carried out effectively are handed down to the concerned authorities.

There is no denying that the profession of Technical ship manager is unique and offers many opportunities. As out-of-the-box professions go, there is no doubt that being a ship superintendent is one of the most prominent choices of all the other marine jobs present in the market today

By all accounts there is an increasing demand for people to work in this role.

How will the Diploma help me to become a Technical Ship Manager ?

This course follows the Det Norske Veritas (DNV) competency standard. You will learn key knowledge from highly experienced people working in the business. This knowledge and understanding will be tested via the module student assignments and the final exam (for those wishing to gain the Diploma). The course will cover key areas that you must understand if you wish to work as a Ship Superintendent. The KEY areas of this subject are covered within the core modules and also specialist options: MARINE SUPERINTENDENT and TECHNICAL SUPERINTENDENT. The essence of this course is a focus on work based learning and what you NEED TO KNOW when performing the role. Taking this course will raise your profile on the job market. People that have taken the time to study this subject and learn will have shown motivation and forward thinking which is very appealing to potential employers.

Will I become a qualified Technical Ship Manager upon successful completion?

No. You will still need to meet the requirements of individual employers in terms of their operating and training standards. But as explained this course will certainly help you.

I already work as a Technical Ship Manager, how will this course benefit me?

We get many experienced Technical ship Managers taking this course. It is a useful way to update your knowledge and gain a formal qualification.

How much can I expect to earn?

Figures vary so PLEASE do not quote us. In the USA between 55,000 – 75,000 USD. In UK between 35,000 – 60,000 UK Pounds per year. In Europe between 70,000 – 100,000 EUROS per year. Salaries will vary considerably depending on location, country, job and role of the person in question. Please use these figures for general reference ONLY and make sure you do your own research.

How will this course help me find a job as a Technical Ship Manager?

We can make no promises that you will find work as a Technical Ship Manager. But taking this course will raise your profile on the job market. Key knowledge and understanding plus an ability to learn are important factors that employers look for. By taking and passing this course you will a have demonstrated and proven your ability for critical thinking within the frame work of a course covering all the key aspects of ship superintendency. The course is taught by working experts with a huge amount of experience and working knowledge. The focus of this course is understanding what you NEED to know when performing the task of Ship Superintendent. As such it is invaluable for those wishing to start a career or indeed highly experienced currently working in this role whom wish to update their knowledge and gain a formal qualification.

Am I qualified enough to start training as a Technical Ship Manager?

It will really depend on your background and qualifications. This course will certainly help you but ultimately individual employers will have their own pre requisites. Please note that each employer depending where you are in the world will have different requirements.

PLEASE NOTE we operate an ‘open door’ towards applicants and warmly encourage those that wish to learn. So if you want to apply then please do.

All applications are checked by the Account Manager prior to acceptance. If we need any more information then we will contact the prospective student. The main thing is that we want our students to succeed and enjoy the course.

If we think you are going to struggle, based on a lack of experience or qualifications, then we will contact you first and qualify the areas of concern. Motivation and commitment are the most important factors.

If you have that then we are happy to receive your application.

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