A.P. Moller – Maersk, a container shipping giant, is launching a ‘rating’ course for women in partnership with Training Ship Rahaman, one of India’s oldest maritime training institutions. This course is aimed at providing women with the opportunity to start their career with Maersk and gain sea time experience as a trainee rating on board its ships. The program is open to women who have passed 10 Standard with science, mathematics, and English, or those who have completed a two-year I.T.I Course from a government-approved institute. The last date for filing applications is 25 November.
On successful completion of the course, women will be hired by Maersk to work as trainee ordinary seaman, trainee wiper, or trainee cook on board Maersk ships. The program aims to promote diversity, equality, and inclusion in the maritime industry and provide equal employment opportunities for women. Maersk’s goal is to increase the proportion of women among the fresh cadets inducted into its fleet to 50 percent by 2027. The International Maritime Organisation has recognized gender equality as a key element for a sustainable future for shipping.
Training Ship Rahaman was established in 1910 as a charitable institution to encourage the orphans and wards of the seafaring community to pursue careers in the maritime industry. Last year, Maersk also launched India’s first seafarers’ cadet program dedicated to women in partnership with the Academy of Maritime Education and Training to address the gender imbalance in seafaring. By promoting women to take up these courses and ensuring access to the right academics, Maersk is committed to improving diversity, equality, and inclusion in the long run.