Maersk Training in brief
- Founded in 1978, Maersk Training is an independent business unit with worldwide training facilities that are open to all companies.
- It aims to assist customers in improving safety and operational performance and has a number of specialised training areas: Oil & Gas, Maritime, Wind, Survival, Safety & Security, People Skills, and Crane Operation.
- Maersk Training has more than 200 different courses, based on the conviction that training should be as close to real life as possible. It carries out training equivalent to more than 100,000 man-days per year.
Life and career are now coming round full circle for Anthony Oladeji. He came to Svendborg to work as a trainer for Maersk Training in 2007, and is now commuting back to Nigeria each month to work on building up a new centre there as part of the business’s rapid expansion.
“I could imagine going back to Nigeria permanently, but it’s too stressful for the family,” Oladeji says, referring to his wife, Egbinola, and their three children.
Oladeji worked for Transocean and Shell in Nigeria, initially offshore and then using those skills and his aptitude for teaching to become a trainer, before joining Maersk Training and moving to Denmark.
“It’s really exciting to be going back and working on the new centre – just to be part of it, and developing everything in a Maersk Training framework.”
Since its founding in 1978, Maersk Training has grown from mainly providing training for companies within the Maersk Group to serving more than 50 large companies in the maritime, wind and energy industries, as well as private individuals.
It has concluded two major deals this year, with Transocean and BP, and it has doubled both its revenue and number of training centres in the last three years. Over the last five years, it has invested heavily in building advanced simulator environments to provide improved operational performance for customers by improving the skills and competence of their offshore employees, and delivering more than textbook theory.