Throughout 2018, BU Med has made great efforts to attract talented students to the maritime business.
One of many initiatives is the Starfish Project, designed for maritime faculty students. BU Med offers students the opportunity to complete a six-month internship on board one of our vessels, and after completion, the interns are evaluated by the captain.
“The best students are chosen to continue with the Starfish Project. These students are given scholarships by BU Med, and trained in line with their professions and for self-improvement. When the Starfish Project students graduate, we offer them deck or engine officer positions in BU Med. So far, four students have been granted scholarships,” says Seran Yüzbaşıoğlu, HR Director.
BU Med representatives have also met with students on a number of career days to talk about the BU Med structure, its intermodal transportation services, internship opportunities and recruitment processes. The representatives were HR Director Seran Yüzbaşıoğlu, Public Affairs & Operation Support Director Murat Özçelikyürek, HR Supervisor Hanife Turan, Crewing Supervisor Kıvanç Dikmen and Crewing Superintendent Uğur Demir. They facilitated various presentations to attract some of Turkey’s most talented students.
“After the career days, the internship applications were evaluated by BU Med authorities, and a total of 70 students who successfully completed personality tests and tests in vocational competency and English proficiency were offered internships,” says Kıvanç Dikmen.
February 5, 2019