Resilient and forward-looking, Singapore’s maritime and shipping industry offers exciting career opportunities for fresh graduates looking to contribute to a key pillar of the port city’s economy.
A vital node in international sea networks, Singapore’s status as a global hub port and an international maritime centre attracts leading players in ship financing, ship broking, risk management, and marine insurance.
Unlike many industries that suffered disruptions during the pandemic, Singapore’s maritime and shipping industry remained resilient and stable, boding well for the future of the local maritime and shipping industry.
Recognised as essential to Singapore’s continued economic growth, the industry is positioning itself for the future by making significant investments in maritime research, technological advancements and development, and the adoption of new maritime practices.
Continuous learning is critical in this fast-paced industry with the sector’s rapid adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) and digitalisation. The industry is adapting to numerous new challenges such as those brought about by emerging piracy threats, the growing emphasis on green shipping practices, and the development of new trade routes.
CAREER PROSPECTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
With over 140 international shipping groups, 5,000 maritime organisations and leading maritime agencies here in Singapore, graduates who opt for a career in the local maritime and shipping sector will be working in the world’s leading maritime capital.
This thriving maritime ecosystem offers graduates a wide array of roles in shipping, port operations, maritime and commercial services, and offshore and marine engineering. Graduates from various disciplines, even those from non-maritime related fields, will be able to establish rewarding careers in areas such as information technology, insurance, legal, finance, human resources, business development, and marketing.
The global nature of the maritime and shipping industry means that graduates will enjoy numerous opportunities for travel and international exposure, together with highly competitive remuneration.
Experience is key in this industry. In particular, graduates will benefit from gaining exposure to the digital, technical, marketing and operational aspects of this dynamic industry. Progression to leadership roles or marine advisory and consultancy roles is possible with substantial years of experience.
- Degree in maritime studies, shipping, marine and offshore engineering, business, economics, or related disciplines
- Driven and results-oriented with the ability to work under pressure
- Strong attention to detail
- Good problem-solving, analytical, and organisational skills
WHAT RECRUITERS LOOK FOR
- Strong communication, interpersonal, presentation, and negotiation skills
- Adaptability, with a willingness to learn on the job
- Digital literacy, with the ability to pick up new technologies