:: Benefits of the Programmes ::

1. 100% Job Placement after graduation

Generally, our graduates from both programmes have been able to secure employment almost immediately after graduation. In fact, the top students often receive offers of employment even before their official graduations, with many of them securing jobs even during the apprenticeship attachments.

2. One of the most highly-regarded Marine Training Academies in the world

The PMMA is internationally recognised as one of the top Marine Training Academies in the world. Its illustrious history spans almost two centuries, and has produced countless graduates who have gone on to become prominent figures in the shipping industry, as well as in society.

It is therefore hardly surprising that every major global shipping company features PMMA graduates among their employees.

3. Guaranteed attachment stint with reputable global shipping corporations

To reinforce the knowledge and skills imparted to students, every student undergoes a year of on-board apprenticeship training during the third year as part of the curriculum.

The shipboard training programme provides all cadets with the opportunity to use a ship as a sea-going laboratory wherein they are required to complete the tasks listed in the Training Record Books. This Record Book will be evaluated and graded and will serve as a requirement for enrolment in the final stage of the course as Fourth Year cadets.

For this purpose, PMMA has entered into a Memorandum of Agreement with almost 100 of the world’s largest Shipping Companies for the Shipboard Training Programme of PMMA cadets. These shipping companies support the cadets in achieving quality education and training by providing the cadets the opportunities to put into practice what they learn in the classrooms.

4. Employment opportunities with the largest international shipping lines

Through the apprenticeship attachments, students have opportunities to impress potential employers, and several do receive offers of employment by the time they complete the attachments, even before the final year of training with the PMMA has commenced!

The PMMA’s tradition of producing top talents in the shipping industry has also seen many of these reputable shipping firms conduct hiring presentations and campaigns in the academy regularly, trying to attract the best students.

Last but not least, with HCMI Education’s Head Office being situated in the city of Singapore, the location of arguably the busiest shipping port in the world, there is constant and convenient access to job openings with the giant shipping conglomerates.

5. Exciting career path away from monotonous desk-bound jobs

A career in the marine industry ensures that life in the workplace does not merely consist of a monotonous and repetitive task behind the office desk.

Life for the officer at sea includes visiting more cities and countries than one can probably remember. Meet people from all walks of life from different cultures and expand your horizons. Wake up to the sun rising in the horizon and enjoy the peace and beauty of the vast oceans. Find yourself looking forward to going to work!

6. Safe and secure training and living environment

With the PMMA’s and the instructors’ experience, you can be sure that training procedures and lessons are designed to be fruitful but safe. Learn from these veterans in the trade how to keep yourself safe during training and also on board the vessels.

The premises of the academy are well-secured. Equipment and tools used are also updated and well-maintained. Living areas are kept clean and comfortable. Students may therefore rest assured that training is low-risk but also at the same time realistic.

7. Courses conducted in English

The Philippines is a country in which more than 90% of the population converses in English. It is widely-regarded as the third-largest English-speaking country in the world. Students will therefore find it very easy to communicate both with the instructors and also the locals. All lessons will also be conducted in English, making it easy for students who speak English to follow the course content.

8. Exclusive* and limited seats per intake

Seats for every intake are highly limited. This is to ensure that there is a very good instructor-to-trainee ratio and that every trainee receives a good amount of attention and interaction with the instructors. This way each trainee receives very close guidance and also the instructors will be able to very intimately understand the individual learning styles and capabilities of each student and tailor the instruction for best effect.

*Students are advised that HCMI Education is the exclusive partner for the PMMA in several countries. Please be wary of other companies that may try to offer seats in the PMMA. If you are unsure if the country you are in is included among the exclusive areas, please do contact us to find out.

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