Wednesday, May 27, 2015

V.Group Philippines Inaugurates Biggest Office and Training Facility to Date

I was able to attend V.Group's Inauguration of its Manila office and training facility in Aseana 2 in Paranaque City. V.Group is the world leading independent maritime services provider, equipped with state-of-the-art training facilities, like a simulator for aspiring crew members and officers. V. Group continues to find better ways to produce the best maritime officers and staff for the international market.

Ms. Tessa Prieto and the pillars of V Group
The launch was hosted by no less than socialite Tess Prieto-Valdes was filled with much optimism from everyone who were all happy to see the company's expansion in the Philippines.

The momentous event was attended by top V. Group executives, industry partners and the media who were all excited to see what this new office has to offer.

Specializing in the outsourced technical management of high value maritime assets and the provision of a wide-range of specialised technical, workforce and commercial services, V. Group proudly serves commercial shipping, cruise, energy and defence sectors.

The recently opened new office occupies 6,700sq meters over five floors of the impressive Aseana 2 building in Aseana City, Paranaque, and employs 270 full time management and admin staff. It has become the single biggest investment by the V.Group in its history and is intended to become a centre of excellence for the Group.
Capt. Nikolaos Skinitis- Costamare Representative Phils., Engr. Elmer A. Pulumbarit – General Manager (POMI), Matt Dunlop - Group Director Marine Operations, Jamie Stewart- Vships Representative Phils.
The opening of the new office is testament to the importance of the Philippines as a principal recruitment ground for professional crew in the world. V.Group Representative Philippines, Jamie Stewart shares,“These new state of the art offices will increase our capacity to manage and train seafarers with a wide range of skills. We are now able to offer a service facility which is second to none and includes recruitment, technical training, culinary training, operations, commercial, purchasing, technical support, and IT which positions the Group at the heart of not only Asia, but the global shipping community.

Delivering the highest brand of excellence for over 40 years now, V.Group is recognized globally as the market leader, having built a reputation based on its commitment to our clients’success which the group describes as “performance assured”.

We had a tour of the state-of-the-art training facilities, like a simulator for aspiring crew members and officers. I took a lot of photos and I must say that it is quite impressive and truly world-class.

State-of-the-art simulator at the new V Group office in Aseana Two








I felt like I even had my own desk with my name on it. :)




"We achieve this success because of our greatest asset, our people," continues Stewart. "V.Group is committed to sourcing, recruiting and developing talent which ensures that our company, our clients and the industry continues to benefit from the best pool of professionally qualified individuals available.”

A key value of V.Group is a commitment to fairness and equality of opportunity. While focusing on providing service excellence to our customers, we ensure that every V.Group seafarer is provided with conditions to help them improve and better their lives and those of their families.

V.Group is located at Bradco Ave. Aseana Two, Aseana City, Paranaque City and in Cebu City.




 

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