SOME SEE EXPERIENCED SEAFARERS. WE SEE THEIR QUALITIES ONSHORE.
WELCOME TO OUR WORLD OF ONSHORE PROFESSIONALS
Our starting point at TOS is always with the people. In all that we do. For our colleagues, our professionals and our clients. Because people make the difference. That is what we believe in. That is also why we choose to invest in people: in relationships, in development and in safety.
We understand that experienced seafarers, at some point in time, would like to make a career switch to onshore. At TOS we have developed TOS Sea2Shore. And once they are onshore, they are in search of new challenging onshore positions (and will probably want to make a move): this is possible with TOS Shore2Shore. Whatever the direction, one thing that remains constant: the passion for the offshore industry. Once a seafarer at heart, always a seafarer at heart! We have been helping people make the transition to onshore for over 10 years now. Personal, dedicated and pro-active. We have a solid network of companies who value people with a maritime education, experience at sea and onshore ambitions.
OUR EXPERIENCED SEAFARERS ADD VALUE TO YOUR ONSHORE BUSINESS!
We have a wide range of talented and experienced professionals available for an onshore position in your company. We like to make it personal and get in touch with you, so that we can make the best possible match between our professionals and your company.
We can provide our professionals on a temporary basis, for a trial period or for direct placement. Our search for you could take the form of a very focused and personal approach (headhunting) or an open search over a wide range with (online) advertisement
LOOKING FOR A NEW CAREER OPPORTUNITY ONSHORE?
Your maritime/technical education and experience at sea is important for your next step from Sea2Shore. Together we can estimate the knowledge and experience you, as a former seafarer, will be able to take with you onshore. We will thoroughly discuss your wishes and capabilities with you in order to make the right match. We are always looking for motivated and experienced Technical Superintendents, Marine Surveyors, Service Engineers, Project Managers and Service Coordinators.
Are you ready for more solid ground under your feet?
Being at home more often, but also having the opportunity to travel sometimes? Please do contact us for more information.
SERVICE COORDINATOR WITH SEA LEGS
‘I have really enjoyed being at sea for six years now. Four years ago, TOS matched me with a position as Engineer at Allseas, where I became an employee after just a few trips. Some projects were very memorable, such as the project just off the coast of Norway (from Nyhamna to a platform North of the Arctic Circle). During this time, we worked for longer periods with the same group of colleagues. We worked well together and there was a good atmosphere on board. For part of the trip, the sun didn’t even set. But when it did, we saw the Northern Lights. Very special!’ tells Kolijn Venema.
Sea2Shore: the personal approach at TOS
Kolijn: ‘At the beginning of this year, I made the decision to go ashore. I have known TOS since my student days. They were great in helping me with the transition to Allseas, so I contacted them now again. And now I work as a Service Coordinator at Wärtsilä. My experience with the service at TOS has been very positive: clear communication, very accessible and committed. TOS helped me to come up with possible job options. And also after I began working at Wärtsilä, TOS continued to be involved to know how I was doing and if I was settling into the position.
What is your added value as a former seafarer?
‘As Service Coordinator, I make use of my practical knowledge of marine diesel engines and propulsion while supervising maintenance projects. This appeals to me very much! This way, I can play an active role in shipping, and I’m really learning a lot now about project management. As a former seafarer, I have a good idea about what maintenance projects entail, which problems can come up and how to handle them when they do. My background is not a requirement for the position of Service Coordinator, but it certainly has added value. This is something I hear quite often from colleagues and clients,’ explains Kolijn.
Kolijn: ‘Wärtsilä offers plenty of opportunities for professional and personal growth. The first period was focused on getting settled and becoming familiar with the company. In the coming period, I will sit with the manager to find out more about the development possibilities!’