Careers Open Days
OUR NEXT OPEN DAY - Friday 24 January 2014
10am - 4pm
Our careers open days aim to give visitors an insight into what a career in the maritime industry has to offer, and the training programmes necessary to become qualified as a ship's navigation, engineer or electro-technical officer in the merchant navy and the superyacht industry.
Many of the major British shipping companies and recruitment and training representatives currently recruiting cadets and crew will be there to give information about the career opportunities that they can offer.
Cadets under training will also be on hand to share some first hand experiences of the career that they have chosen. A number of our training facilities will be open and visitors will be able to tour the campus and watch fire and safety at sea demonstrations.
View example of the programme of events for the open day.
To find out more about careers in the maritime industry, visit the Careers at Sea
section - it provides a wealth of information on the various sectors, of job profiles and career progression.
An example of companies who exhibit at our open days
Anglo-Eastern (UK) Ltd
Bibby Ship Management (Western Europe) Ltd
BP Maritime Services
Clyde Marine Training
Maersk Crewing Ltd
Royal Fleet Auxiliary
Shell Ship Management Ltd
Ship Safe Training Group
Warsash Superyacht Academy
What can you expect from the open day?
Do I need to register?
It's not essential for you to register, we are always pleased to see you, however it makes it easier for us - and you - if you register. It is very easy; fill in the registration form and press submit. If you have any problems or have specific requests, email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Do I need to attend all day?
Our opening hours are from 10am until 4pm and you do not need to stay all day. A programme of events runs throughout the day and you can choose to come at any time - we recommend you allow minimum of two hours to make the most of the opportunities available.
Can we see the cadet accommodation?
Yes, you will be able to see a study bedroom and the communal areas. Please check the events programme for the tour times of the accommodation.
Where can we park?
Parking is available close to the campus, and very limited parking is available on campus. Please refer to your joining instructions which are sent to you upon registration for further information
Is there a restaurant area that we can use?
Yes, the Dock Restaurant will be open all day and you can purchase sandwiches, meals and hot and cold snacks and drinks there. The Mariners coffee bar is also open and you can get sandwiches, paninis, pizza and Costa coffees.
What is the chance of a student receiving sponsorship?
Very good, depending on the particular company applied to as to their specific employment guidelines. Generally any applicant must have five GCSEs grades A to C (including maths, english and science). For more details visit our Application and Sponsorship page.
Is there an upper age limit for entry?
No, not at all. Again, this is dependent on the company that employs students. We have had cadets through with ages ranging from 16 to 45.
How do I get there?
Please see Find Us
Should I bring a copy of my CV?
It's always worth bringing your CV to show to the companies. Some companies have been known to interview there and then, but it depends on how busy they are.
Will the companies be willing to talk with small group of students and give advice?
There will be presentations from lecturers who will speak with visitors, as well as lots of other staff and students, and the companies will be available to talk all day.
Are companies recruiting for this coming academic year?
The companies will be looking to recruit potentially for September 2014 and January 2015.
I can't make this open day, can I arrange a private visit?
Unfortunately we are a small team and, although we would love to, we simply do not have the capacity to take on individual visits to the campus for potential students. If you are unable to come on 24 January, we are holding another open day in June 2014.
I would like to bring a group along - is that permitted?
Yes of course. If you are a careers adviser from a school or FE college and would like to bring along a group please email us direct on: email@example.com with numbers and method of transport and we shall contact you back.
What our past visitors say...
"We very much enjoyed the open day. It was well organised and we saw everything we needed. It was excellent to go into the big bridge simulators and hear the explanation from the BP cadet. My son also met the recruitment manager that he then had an interview with on the following Monday - so that was very helpful".
Mrs Carter, Hampshire - March 2013
View an example programme of events.
Please complete the registration form to register your attendance - thank you.
If you have any queries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org