Meet the future of the industry

The Dutch labour market is still dealing with the difficulties in finding personnel. At the end of 2018, the amount of vacancies rose to 264.000. In the maritime, offshore and energy sector, finding qualified personnel is also an issue, which may have serious implications for the continuation of the business operations of many companies in the industry.

In order to deal with this issue, (young) professionals of each educational level are necessary to fill the gap. It is important to make sure the sector as a whole is presented as an attractive place to work. This way, people are more inclined to choose the companies in the maritime, offshore and energy sector as their future employer.

This is one of the reasons the Navingo Career Event is organized annually. During this event, the sector comes together to present career opportunities to about 3,000 visitors, consisting of active and latent jobseekers. This year marks the 13th edition of the event (previously known as the Maritime & Offshore Career Event, MOCE), which will take place on Thursday 23 May. This year at a new and inspiring location: RDM Rotterdam – Onderzeebootloods. “We are extremely happy with the new location, which is known as an innovation hub. With its dynamic environment and industrial character, this location is the perfect venue for our event”, says Anne Visser, Business Unit Manager at Navingo BV. The organization, together with its partners expects to welcome partners from Holland and abroad.

The Navingo Career Event is the platform where career and development in the maritime, offshore and energy industry take a central role. Together with companies, sector organizations, educational institutions and study associations, the organization wants to show all that the sector has to offer. Especially now. “Together we have to realize the ambitions of the energy transition. And to do that, we need professionals of every level. We want to take joint responsibility and inform both students, starters and (young) professionals and invoke enthusiasm about the possibilities”, Visser explains.

The Navingo Career Event is more than just a place where companies and jobseekers meet each other. “We are still creating an informal meeting place between active and latent jobseekers and companies in the sector, but we also offer visitors a conference program with talkshows, presentations and case studies”, Visser continues. “With themes such as career planning, autonomous shipping, digitization and energy transition we want to create awareness amongst visitors and inform them about their next career step possibilities”.

Visitors can register for their free entrance ticket for the event at Over 100 partners such as Damen Shipyards, TenneT, Jan De Nul Group, Royal IHC, Multraship, Austal and many others present their vacancies. These range from naval architects, mechanical and electrical engineers, superintendents, maritime officers, project managers, QSHE managers, first officers, crane operators, welders and many more positions. Those not specifically looking for a job are also welcome; an extensive conference program is offered in which knowledge is shared and innovation is presented. Talkshows, presentations, experiences and workshops are all centered around relevant themes.

This year the event is at a new and inspiring location: RDM Rotterdam – Onderzeebootloods.

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