Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg
5 Mezhevoy kanal, 198035 St. Petersburg, Russia
Tel.: +7 (812) 714-9927

Popular port professions can now be learnt on vacation

Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg
5 Mezhevoy kanal, 198035 St. Petersburg, Russia
Tel.: +7 (812) 714-9927
Stevedoring Services

On 5 March 2019, Marine Recruiting Agency LLC (MRA, a company of UCL Holding) completed its first online training course for dock engineer, slingsman and tallyman specializations. The course was taken by 20 trainees.

The demand for these professions is on the rise since port work is a stable source of income. Many of our trainees have already obtained a profession but now people are striving to expand their competence to be competitive in the market, – explains Elena Voronova, Manager of Personnel Training Service. – When introducing new online training courses we address a problem of time needed for journeys. What is more, this saves trainees’ money.

In November 2018, Marine Recruiting Agency developed a new software package for distance training, then it was tested. It took two months to adjust and prepare the product for application. New courses were added to the package which now includes materials for training boatmen, labour safety, safety of working at height, industrial safety, first aid and firefighting. Now, the applicants can learn a selected profession from any point worldwide with an opportunity to integrate the training into vacation or into their primary work.

Online training course includes theoretical materials on related professions. Having learnt the material the trainees are free to select a place for training practice or ask MRA to offer one. Having completed the course the trainees are tested and provided with a certificate of competence.

MRA offers online training to both persons and entities. MRA partners are free to define convenient time to begin the course, its duration and reporting. This method lets MRA partners reduce their costs for personnel training.

About the companies:

Marine Recruiting Agency LLC is a recruiting company representing interests of transport logistic, construction and other companies of North-Western region in sphere of recruiting, training and provision of temporary personnel. MRA was established in 2001 and is a subsidiary Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg JSC. From 2016 the company is accredited by Federal Service on Labour and Employment for performing the activities related to provision of personnel. 

The Agency has its own Training Centre with its own technical infrastructure. Its functions are primary training, re-qualification and advanced training on the basis of various educational programmes.

Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg JSC (a company of UCL Port – stevedoring division of the International Transportation Group UCL Holding) is the largest operator, rendering services on handling of all types of dry cargoes at Big Port St. Petersburg. It operates modern multipurpose specialized terminals for handling of general and bulk cargoes and specialized terminals for ro-ro cargoes and containers.


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