News | 11 May 2021
CHOOSE YOUR CAREER PATH AT SVITZER
Your career at Svitzer is exactly that, your career. As our team spans across the globe, we want to highlight the many different pathways in which a career at Svitzer can take.
There is no set program or journey, it’s a mix of opportunities and choice, and can be defined by you, your ambition and dedication. Your leader is there to guide the way, support your goals and if you look for the opportunities, there is no telling where your career will take you.
We reached out to various colleagues from Americas, Europe, Australia and AMEA, and each person took the time to talk about their very different experiences. Over the coming months we will showcase this series, hoping to inspire existing as well as potential colleagues and to celebrate these journeys and explore all parts of our business.
Contract Manager SCA (Suez Canal Authority), Port Said Egypt, Svitzer AMEA
Hossam Eid started his career at Svitzer already in 2007, but after a few years it was time to try something different. Fortunately, Hossam returned to Svitzer in 2018 where he worked as a Captain but was soon asked if he would participate in Svitzer AMEA’s Ship to Shore program.
“Career advancement has always been important to me and by joining Svitzer I have had the opportunity to grow both personally and professionally. Having personal development plans have without a doubt increased my motivation and helped me take charge of my career.”
In 2019, Svitzer signed a 10-year agreement with Suez Canal Authority (SCA) to provide towage services at the Suez Canal Container Terminal (SCCT) in Port Said, Egypt and Hossam first became part of the implementation team, then appointed Port Captain and now works as the Contract Manager.
Working internationally and as part of big company was an incentive for Hossam when choosing his future employer. In his view, a culturally diverse management team is a source of strength for any organization – especially when operating globally – and he enjoys the diversity of the over 40 different nationalities that are employed at Svitzer.
When asked what keeps him engaged, Hossam is very clear; consistent values, a clear vision, trust, respect, and empowerment are key.
“At Svitzer, we respect and trust each other, also when we disagree. We are encouraged to speak up and contribute and I know that my opinion matter. People are treated as individuals and we care for each other, there is the family feeling in Svitzer which I value very much.”
It was via his direct line manager that Hossam was first made aware of his career opportunities, but his personal and professional development don’t stop with his most recent appointment. This spring he has been assigned to the Leading Maersk 2.0 Program and he is working to complete his certified manager certificate.
“Life at sea is challenging and working as a Captain taught me a lot of valuable skills and how to always find a solution and a way to achieve my goals. Something, which I also benefit from in my new onshore role.”