Engine Rating Programme

A ship is a machine like none other. The average modern containership is over 3 times the length of the international space station, over 300 times the weight of a fully laden Airbus A380 but can still move through the water at over 45 kilometres per hour.

And seafaring is a career like none other. Imagine setting sail from Manila on one of these ships, bound for a destination on the other side of the world. Imagine the friends you will meet onboard, the sights you will see on the way, whilst being rest assured that you have chosen a career with good salary and career progression opportunities.



IMEC believes that everybody with the drive and the potential to become a seafarer should be given the opportunity to pursue their dream, regardless of their financial situation.

Therefore in 2017, IMEC introduced a new training programme known as #BeMoreWithIMEC at the Don Bosco TVET Centre, in Tondo. The 18-month programme provides an opportunity for young people from underprivileged backgrounds to train to become an Engine Rating, gaining nationally recognised certificates in arc welding, machining and sea survival along the way.

After 18 months, they will be ready for employment by an IMEC member as a Junior Rating in a ship’s engine room and will have huge levels of responsibility within a highly trained engineering team.

So do you think you have what it takes to become one of IMEC’s next Engine Rating trainees? If so, print off and complete the application form, send it in to our office and start your #BeMoreWithIMEC journey!


To apply to become an IMEC Engine Rating Trainee, print out and complete the application form below and send it to us by post or by email: charm.bautista@imec.org.ph

Post: IMEC Manila, Suite 502, IMEC Office – 5th Floor Rufino Building, V.a., Rufino Street cor., Ayala Ave., Legaspi Village, Makati City

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