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What is a seafarer’s job? That is a question we get asked a lot, but the straight and honest answer is that there’s really no such thing as a typical job at sea. There are so many different examples of maritime jobs that you could spend a huge amount of time and countless hours delving into all of the different career paths and researching them. An engineer will have a completely different workday than a rigger or an able seaman.

If you want to know more about the different types of jobs offshore, take a look at our 10 most exciting maritime jobs

An offshore job is not suitable for everybody. The work on board a vessel or platform can be hard, stressful and dangerous. You will have responsible work and you often have to work under high pressure. Moreover, you will be far away from home and won’t be able to contact friends and family regularly. 

That being said, there are also a lot of cons to offshore work. If you don’t mind the downsides of an offshore job, a maritime job will surely give you a lot of opportunities, both when it comes to your career and your personal life.

Helder Maritiem has many jobs to offer: we have vacancies ranging from mates to captains and from riggers to engineers. High wage, rapid career advancement and job security are all part of the deal. Board and lodging are of course provided, so you will have little to no costs of living, depending on your personal situation.

The maritime sector gives you the opportunity to travel all over the world and discover all seven seas and continents. If you are adventurous and would like to see more of the world, an offshore job is certainly suited for you. 

You can have a lot of international contacts, meet new people and bond with other crew members. Although you are far away from home, a maritime job is far from lonely. On the contrary, to make the most of it you need to be a social person and a team player. Communication and trust are key to the life on board of a vessel or platform.

Helder Maritiem makes maritime jobs accessible

If you are seriously thinking about working at sea, we are here to help you. We can give you information about all the different areas within the maritime industry - not to mention all the different types of vessels. It really is something you need to think about very carefully before taking the plunge and dedicating your life to the ocean. We can help you with more information and which education is needed for the different kinds of functions on board.

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