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Marine Safety Investigator Temporary Placement/s

Placement Type: Paid Internship (400-500hrs)

Placement Description:

The chosen candidate/s will be working under the guidance of a Senior Investigator and a very experienced Head of Maritime Safety investigations. The main functions of a safety investigator are to respond to any accident and / or incident, irrespective of the determined severity of the consequences, potential consequences, and/or type of accident; to investigate marine accidents and incidents, and determine their causes and contributing factors; to ensure the preservation of human, documentary and physical evidence as practicable as possible; to identify and gather all the available evidence, in line with the MSIU’s internal procedures / guidelines; to provide an accurate picture of the safety issues of accidents and incidents, within time scales and procedures; to contribute positively to the effective investigation management of the investigation process; The candidate/s may consider this post as an opportunity to experience at first hand the duties of a safety investigator within the maritime Safety Investigation Unit (MSIU). This placement is not considered as a formal employment but any experience gained will be given due merit should there be a call for a more permanent position within MSIU.

Skills Gained and Learning Opportunities:

Experience in a real work place environment Working in a very experienced team

Total Number of Hours: To be confirmed

Period of Placement: (If Start Date/End Date are blank, the Placement is "open")

Start Date: 02-2017
End Date:



The ideal candidate/s should come from a scientific or engineering background. Preference will be given to students of the Faculty of Engineering, in particular to those who have the aptitude to work in an industrial marine/port environment. Given the nature of the work, the candidates are expected to have a minimum of Grade 5 in Maltese at SEC level or equivalent.

Other Qualities:

Good interpersonal and communication skills Willing to learn Be able to work on her/his own steam Appreciate the importance of maritime safety environment

Host Organisation Name: Transport Malta

Host Organisation Description:

Host Organisation Address:

Malta Transport Centre Xatt l-Għassara tal-Għeneb Marsa, MRS 1917 Malta

Name of Contact Person at Host Organisation: Bernard Farrugia

Phone Number: 22914535

Selection of Candidate: Best candidate

When you click on APPLY for this placement you will be directed to an email message which you may edit as your cover letter. Before sending the email, do not forget to go through the following checklist:

  1. Edit the email as your covering letter or attach your covering letter
  2. Attach your CV
  3. Ensure that the email is sent directly to the email of the ‘Host Organisation Contact Person’
  4. Keep the DegreePlus Office in copy ( in the application email, and
  5. You are also to keep the DegreePlus Office informed of any positive feedback received from the Host Organisation.


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