Local Maritime Experience
Year 9 pupils visited the Maritime Engineering College North West in Birkenhead to learn more about the maritime industry
Year 9 pupils learn more about careers in the Maritime sector
On Monday 13th June a number of Year 9 pupils visited the Maritime Engineering College North West in Birkenhead to learn more about the maritime industry locally. Pupils undertook interactive sessions, including a maritime enterprise game, and a business simulation. Pupils took on a variety of roles including logistics managers, freight forwarders, custom and excise officials, international finance officials and lawyers to learn more about what is required to get goods from one side of the world to the other. Pupils enjoyed the experience, and felt it gave them an insight into the skills required to work in the industry.
Logistics is at the heart of the SuperPort project. The efficient flow of stock between bases is essential to the profitability of an organisation and managers are constantly looking at how to improve efficiency andreducecosts.
Working in logistics requires people to be:-:
- Able to manage and motivate people
- Able to analyse and interpret data including financial information
- Calm and flexible when unexpected things happen
- Able to pay close attention to detail
- Good at solving problems and taking responsibility for your decisions
- Able to plan and prioritise
The business simulation demonstrated to pupils that to be successful employers need people who have:-
- Good interpersonal and negotiation skills
- Organisational, numerical and analytical skills
- Experience of using information technology