I had already worked for around five years as an HR officer in the offshore industry when I came into contact with SHL in connection with a new HR vacancy. It did not take me long to make a decision. I was aware of SHL good reputation and it was not long before I had a new job. When I started work at SHL in 2011, I focused on recruitment for our office and HR support for our offshore crew. However, the fact that the number of offshore employees was growing so quickly meant I soon became involved on HR support on our ships full-time. I really enjoy this work. I get to deal with every aspect of HR, such as training, remuneration issues, recruitment and selection, to name but a few, so my responsibilities are very wide-ranging. At SHL there is a pleasant and open atmosphere and everyone is very approachable. You are given a lot of independence and freedom to carry out your tasks, and that is something I really appreciate. SHL encourages you to develop and a lot of attention is paid to training and opportunities for career development. You can learn an awful lot here and you get to see a lot of the world. This applies to all of us, including me as HR Manager Offshore. I regularly spend time on board our ships and also spent a week offshore so that I could find out what life on board is really like. I even visited our agents in Malaysia and Singapore to draw up a report on them. These are opportunities you do not usually get at any other company. We work in a fantastic sector. If you reflect on all the things we can do, it gives you an enormous feeling of power.
‘There is a great atmosphere at SHL and you get to work in a fantastic sector. ’
HR Manager Offshore
(Human Resources department)