PTAS Marine Sdn Bhd held a Conditional Offer of Employment signing ceremony last Friday, for Deck Rating trainees to mark the end of their three-month pre-sea training at Brunei Maritime Academy (BMA), Institute of Brunei Technical Education (IBTE) Jefri Bolkiah Campus, Kuala Belait.
The deck rating trainees will next attend the basic safety training and designated security duties courses as a pre-requisite for their upcoming six-month sea-time training onboard PTAS Amanah fleet of Infield Utility Vessels. PTAS Amanah vessels are currently contracted to Brunei Shell Petroleum Sdn Bhd (BSP) for passenger and light cargo transfers across all BSP offshore platforms in Brunei.
The engagement and signing ceremony was attended by trainees and their parents/guardians and witnessed by PTAS Director Fayadh Amir. He expressed appreciation for the strong collaboration between the government and private sector in being able to provide trainees with industry relevant classroom as well as vessel based offshore trainings in preparation for their employment as seafarers.
He also congratulated the candidates for having successfully completed the pre-sea training and for being ready to take on the challenge of training while living onboard the vessels. He advised them to be steadfast and disciplined in facing the challenges of their chosen career in the marine industry. On completion of the six-month sea-time training, successful deck rating trainees will gain full-time employment onboard PTAS Amanah vessels.
Following another renewal of the MOU between PTAS and IBTE in May 2022, both parties have once again collaborated to train eligible Bruneians to become seafarers in the marine industry, having provided training and offered employment to more than 130 Bruneians to date.