We all know how boring unskilled jobs can be, so if you’re looking to make a change to your employment options and retrain to gain more exciting prospects, now is the time to start looking at your options. Working at Tesco or Wal-Mart will only satisfy a person for so long, which is why applying for a university course and obtaining a degree could be the best solution to your problems. There are obviously endless career choices out there for people with recognised qualifications, but today, I’m going to focus on what you need to do to become a marine surveyor.
Just in case you’re unaware of what this job entails, it might be worth me spending some time explaining the ins and outs of the industry. Basically, marine surveyors are used whenever a company needs to know details about underwater landscapes. They might be planning to build a new waterside construct and require information relating to possible stability issues, or sometimes the surveyors could be called in when foundations need to be assessed.
Anyway, if this career path sounds appealing to you, here’s three easy steps you can take to get involved…
1 – Getting Your Degree
As this is a rather specialist profession, it’s important you first head off to university and get some relevant qualifications. In most instances, it would be suitable to enroll on a naval architecture course, which would allow you to become a dock engineer or something similar. A job like this entails surveying dockland structures and ensuring no ships will become stuck when entering a port. This is obviously a very important role and is usually only available to the most talented of individuals. Also, it’s a good idea to spend time becoming a good swimmer, because accidents do happen from time to time. Your naval architecture course should last for around three years.
2 – Starting Your Training
This is best done through work placements, and so it’s wise to start contacting marine engineering firms as early on as possible to secure your placement. For the first few months, you’ll be working with a fully trained professional and learning how to use all relevant equipment properly. Alongside this, you’ll learn about how to record your findings accurately and how to present them to board members or whoever else needs to know the details.
3 – Getting A Job
With a bit of luck, the company who trained you will be inclined to offer you a full time job. At the end of the day, it’s in their interests to have only the best and most qualified people on their team, and as they’ve spent so long training you, it would seem silly to let you work for one of their competitors. Still, sometimes there aren’t enough jobs available and so you might have to spend some time looking at specialist job boards online to find something else suitable.
So long as you follow these three easy steps, you should have no trouble realizing your dream and becoming a marine surveyor in less than five years. As with anything else in life, your level of success will depend heavily on your ability to retain information and work hard, even in the worst of environments.
Good luck guys!