Shipping has always been an area of interest for me, which was why I chose to study Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering in college. This Major helped me link theory and practice by participating in initially supervised and then scheduled tasks, such as new building projects, sea trials, and daily Superintendent tasks.
I decided to pursue a traineeship with BSM because it is a global, leading company in shipping. It had undeniable benefits. During my traineeship, I developed global skill sets, navigated new business cultures, and gained research experience. I gained adequate access to different departments that helped me transition into a permanent job.
My favourite experience in the trainee scheme was participating in three different new-building projects in Asia. I had the opportunity to meet and be mentored by professionals in significant positions within the company and learn from the best. From the beginning, I was able to observe the troubleshooting of real-time problems and get advice and tips. This experience allowed me to work efficiently under pressure, which has been very valuable.
After completing my traineeship, I decided to stay with BSM, as I could put into practice everything I learnt as a trainee. It was also a way to accelerate and prove that I was worth the investment and trust BSM showed me. Furthermore, the Schulte Group services combine innovation, expertise, and excellence and cover all aspects of shipping. This fascinated me and was a catalyst for my decision.
My proudest achievement during the traineeship was receiving an offer for permanent employment from two different locations in the Schulte Group after the successful completion of my traineeship. Also, I am very glad I developed an international network of friends and colleagues all around the world.
My advice for other fresh graduates looking to join BSM or one of its traineeship programs is to take advantage of the opportunity to join the company. A graduate scheme in a major company such as BSM will undoubtedly allow them to apply their academic knowledge to real cases, enriching their experience. They must not be afraid of working hard because this is the key to consistent growth in professional life.