Assistant Manager, Marine Manning, Swire Pacific Ship Management (SPSM)
"The senior management personally take time out to mentor us and they are willing to spend time to help us learn the ropes of the business and share their personal experiences."
Why did you choose to join SPO’s Management Trainee programme?
I was interested in the two-year rotational programme as it allowed me to be exposed to different departments and business functions ranging from technical, operations to marketing. This was very useful in helping me understand the different aspects of the business.
Can you recall some memorable moments at work?
One of the most memorable moments was sailing on an Anchor Handling and Tug Supply (AHTS) Vessel which was carrying out a tug operation to tow a jack-up rig. It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience to be able to carry out hands-on tasks and live on board with our seafarers. During my trip, I bonded with the seafarers through work, having meals and playing sports together.
Jamie during her overseas rotation in Norway with her colleagues in SPO's subsidiary company, Swire Seabed.
Jamie with the fellow crew members on board during her vessel trip.
Jamie at the bridge on board one of SPO's vessels.
Why do you like working for SPO?
The senior management personally take time out to mentor us and they are willing to spend time to help us learn the ropes of the business and share their personal experiences.
What are your biggest takeaways from this programme so far?
In addition to the opportunity to sail on board, I was fortunate to be given the chance to work in our subsidiary company, Swire Seabed in Bergen, Norway for six months. There, I was able to experience a different work culture which taught me to be more open-minded. The opportunity to interact with people from different parts of the world also helped to build my interpersonal and communication skills.