In 2017, Marine Recruiting Agency LLC (MRA, a company of UCL Holding) trained 2,927 specialists including port, road building and warehouse workers, which is 23% more than in 2016. The growth should be attributed to the expansion of the range of training programmes and the geography of services.
In the reporting period, the employees of the MRA Training Center developed a number of special programmes to retrain port workers for container and coal handling stevedores: “operation of stationary vacuum dust collection system”, “operation of facility accepting grain cargo to temporary storage warehouse”, “operation of steam generator”, “off-highway vehicle driving”. With the increasing share of educational services provided to the partners through tutored self-study system, the geography of MRA activities has expanded in the regions of the Baltic, Black, Kara and Caspian seas.
Among port workers, the most popular jobs are dock-engineer, slingman, lift truck driver, mooring man. They were chosen by 1,121 trainees, which is similar to the number of 2016. In the reporting period, 103 people were trained as crane operators and 58 – as tallymen. Additional professional training courses “Fire safety” and “Labour safety” were chosen by 1,042 trainees, 3 times as much as in the previous year.
Besides, 85 students of industry-specific schools of higher and vocational education were trained by MRA in 2017. Practical training was traditionally held at the premises of Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg JSC. MRA’s tailor-made training courses were designed with a view that the students of higher education institutions already possess certain basic professional knowledge allowing for obtaining of industry specific job.
Marine Recruiting Agency LLC is a recruiting company representing interests of transport logistic, construction and other companies of North-Western region in sphere of recruiting, training and provision of temporary personnel. MRA was established in 2001 and is a subsidiary Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg JSC. Since January 01, 2016 the company has been accredited by Federal Service on Labour and Employment for performing the activities related to provision of personnel.
The Agency has its own Training Centre with its own technical infrastructure. Its functions are primary training, re-qualification and advanced training on the basis of various educational programmes.
Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg JSC (a company of UCL Port – stevedoring division of the International transportation group UCL Holding) is the largest operator, rendering services on handling of all types of dry cargoes at Big Port St. Petersburg It operates modern multipurpose specialized terminals for handling of general and bulk cargoes and specialized terminals for ro-ro cargoes and containers.