Growth opportunities after graduation

After graduation, the students of Novikontas Maritime College have a great choice of career opportunities - getting a high-paid job on any vessel of the World Merchant Navy Fleet without restrictions, obtaining higher qualifications or choosing a job related to the maritime industry on land. 

Salary and career growth

One of the biggest advantages of the seafaring profession is dynamic career development. A higher rank promises significantly higher pay, and every seafarer can be sure that his work will be respected and appropriately rewarded!

Please be aware of the approximate compensation, received by specialists of the respective rank, as well as how quickly you can be promoted!

19 gadi* 1200€ OS 20 gadi* 1500€ AB 22 gadi* 3000€ 3 Officer 23 gadi* 4500€ 2 Officer 25 gadi* 7000€ Chief Officer 28 gadi* 10000€ Captain no mēnesī


OS – ordinary seaman
AB – Able seaman
3 Officer – 3rd Mate (navigator)
2 Officer – 2nd Mate (navigator)
Chief Officer – chief navigator

* Please note that promotion to the given ranks at the age specified could only be in the most welcoming situation.
The career growth of every student depends on his own abilities and other factors.

19 gadi* 1200€ Wiper 20 gadi* 1500€ Motorman 22 gadi* 3000€ 4 Enginer 23 gadi* 4500€ 3 Engineer 25 gadi* 7000€ 2 Engineer 28 gadi* 10000€ Chief Engineer no mēnesī


Wiper – motorist
Motorman – motorman (rating with watch duties)
4 Engineer – 4th engineer
3 Engineer – 3rd Engineer
2 Engineer – 2nd Engineer
Chief Engineer

*Please note that promotion to the given ranks at the age specified could only be in the most welcoming situation.
The career growth of every student depends on his own abilities and other factors.

Due to the teaching techniques of Novikontas Maritime College (20% theory, 80% practical training), our students can be confident to achieve their heights in a short time!

Internationally recognised diploma

One of the biggest benefits of a seafarer's job is the opportunity to work around the world. A young seafarer, holding a diploma from Novikontas Maritime College, has a chance to get a job on all types of merchant’s vessels around the world without restrictions.

Duration of work contract

One of the main priorities of a good company is the well-being of seafarers, and companies often offer contracts of various durations, giving a chance to seafarers to choose the most suitable one at the crewing agency. It is not unusual when contracts are a few weeks on and at least 2 weeks off.
Planning your work schedule wisely, you may enjoy several months of vacation leave when you have time to dedicate to your family, hobbies or studies. In addition, if you have a permanent contract, you can get paid during your vacation!

Work at sea

Upon completing the exams and internships, students at Novikontas Maritime College get a diploma that allows them to work on all types of merchant’s vessels around the world without restrictions.

Here are some industries where our graduates keep options open to start their careers:

  • Tanker fleet.
    Tankers carry liquid cargo, filled in specially designed tanks. They could be the biggest vessels afloat, accounting for about 1/3 of the world's merchant fleet tonnage.

  • Bulk fleet.
    Bulk cargo, such as coal, grain, iron ore, etc., is transported on various types of bulk carriers. They are specially adapted for the transport and safe storage of large tonnages of cargo.

  • Container fleet.
    As the name suggests, these ships carry cargo in special containers, simplifying the process of loading and unloading and making the transportation of goods much faster and more efficient. Today, container vessels have become the largest merchant vessels.

  • Passenger and cruise ships.
    With the development of aviation, the role of ships in passenger transport has significantly decreased, but cruise shipping is booming.

Job opportunities on shore  

After graduating from Novikontas Maritime College, a young seafarer has a wide and varied career path, allowing him to start working not only on all types of merchant’s vessels in the world without restriction, but also to find a suitable shore job if the seafarer is no longer willing or able to go to sea.

What "land-based professions" require seafarers' knowledge and skills?

  • Instructor at maritime training institutions
    An instructor or trainer is typically an experienced seaman, who is willing to stay ashore for a long time and is ready to share his / her experience with others. Seafarers who have worked at sea for many years are able to provide very valuable knowledge, thus enabling them to prepare professional seafarers for work and to help develop various training programs.

  • Ship inspector
    The main responsibility of ship inspectors is to verify the suitability of ships for a safe carriage of cargo and passengers at sea, in accordance with national and international requirements. An experienced seafarer has all the necessary skills and technical knowledge to be able to easily prepare a ship for a voyage.

  • Technical superintendent-engineer, safety superintendent
    Combining many years of experience in shipping with knowledge gained over the years, a seafarer can become a representative of the technical department at any shipowner's company.

  • Ship broker
    A ship broker acts as an intermediary between shipowners, freighters and consignees. The role of a ship broker is to act as an intermediary between the owner of a ship and the person who wishes to have their goods freighted by that ship. This position definitely requires in-depth knowledge of ships and cargo, loading and unloading methods, weather conditions affecting the transportation process, and many other things.


  • Ship crew manager
    The main tasks of a crew manager are to man crews for different types of ships and companies; seafarers' qualification test; drawing up the necessary documents; drawing up and maintaining contracts between ship-owners and seafarers; contracts with ship owners and the like.

  • Maritime Authority Officer
    This work involves various maritime government organizations. Maritime law, maritime policy, port and border operations, seafarers' examinations, accreditation and licensing are just some of the areas in which you can qualify.

  • Port manager, a pilot
    Port activities cover port administration and management, technical work, ship escort services, development of strategic business plans and much more, where a seafarer can apply his knowledge, skills and experience.