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Trainee Pilot Job

Date: 07-Oct-2021

Location: Sheerness, GB, ME12 1RS

Company: Peel Ports

Vacancy - Trainee Marine Pilot


At Peel Ports we’re already one of the UK’s leading port and logistics companies with ambitious plans to grow and transform the supply chain to benefit our customers. With multiple settings across the UK and a huge choice of career paths, our business offers exciting opportunities. Much of our success depends on our unrivalled facilities and technology. But in our sector, it always comes down to having the right talent. So, if you’ve got what it takes to rise to the challenge, then a potential future with Peel Ports could be for you.



Applicants are invited to apply for the above vacancy within the Marine Department based at the Port of Sheerness.


Role Purpose: To facilitate the safe and efficient conduct of the navigation of vessels, within the Medway Pilotage District and by agreement, the PLA District, in accordance with applicable regulations.


This role will include the following responsibilities:


- Pilot all classes of vessel with or without the use of tugs; in accordance with the Marine Management Safe systems and Standard Operating procedures

- Prepare and agree passage plans to allow vessels to perform their operations and to leave safely upon completion

- Obtain first authorisation and progress to full class 1 qualification within an agreed timescale

- Support the Marine Management team with any adhoc projects

- Attend training courses, work alongside Senior Pilots and gain experience on larger vessels, for progression through the pilotage class system up to Q-Max LNG carriers

- Assist, support and advise within the Ship’s Bridge Management team in the safe navigation and pilotage of vessels

- Work as part of a team to ensure all safety & operational requirements are met

- Develop effective working relationships with other Pilots, the Marine Operations department, Tug Crews and Boat Crews


Applicants interested in this role should ideally possess the following skills and experience:


- Piloting or extensive ship handling experience

- Possession of a Medway Pilotage Exemption Certificate

- STCW II/2 Master Mariner Unlimited Certificate is essential

- A valid ENG1 Seafarer Medical Certificate or equivalent

- A flexible approach to challenging environments

- An understanding of ship manoeuvrability, handling and berthing

- Able to use initiative and experienced in making quick and informed decisions

- Excellent written and verbal communication skills

- A full, valid driving licence is essential


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