Interviews

Professional completes Atlas expedition to raise awareness for mental health | World Mental Health Day | Zero Harm

October 10, 2019 - Gabriëlle Burghouwt

In support of World Mental Health Day, Atlas Professionals talks to professional Joseph Day, who has recently completed an expedition to the Atlas Mountains in Morocco to raise awareness about mental health. Read More
PIR Certification for Indigenous Trainee Shannon

September 25, 2019 - Gabriëlle Burghouwt

Through its office in Perth, Atlas Professionals hosts Indigenous Traineeship Programs. One of the trainees attending the program set in collaboration with Kotug is Broome-based Shannon Sibosado. Having now progressed to be a Provisional Integrated Rating (PIR), Atlas catches up with him to talk about his traineeship experience so far. Read More
Studying hard to achieve his ambition of becoming a First Engineer

August 28, 2019 - Gabriëlle Burghouwt

Currently splitting his time between working on a drillship in China and intensively studying to become a First Engineer, Daniel Johnson has already crammed a lot into his career. Read More
Never a boring moment in 33 years at sea!

July 8, 2019 - Rogier Kind

Following in his father’s footsteps, Chief Integrated Rating Ronald Gulliford, embarked on his seagoing career at the tender age of 16. Ronald started off on cargo ships and then advanced to Anchor Handlers and he says that 33 years later, there are few vessel types he hasn’t worked on and this has largely been in South East Asia and his native Australia. Read More
Integrated Rating Kirby Lovering: “I feel privileged to do this work”

July 8, 2019 - Rogier Kind

Kirby Lovering – one of very few female Integrated Ratings in the industry - is never happier than when she is working in an engine room offshore. Australian-born Kirby has worked for Atlas and its predecessors since 2009, and during those 10 years, there has never been a dull moment, she laughs. After finishing school Kirby initially went into ‘regular’ retail and customer service jobs, but quickly discovered this wasn’t the career for her. Kirby looked to her father for advice, who is a Master Mariner and asked him if she was suited for a career at sea. Read More

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