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In a week that celebrated ‘Opportunities to Work at Sea’ by Seafarers UK, we opened our doors and attracted over 400 visitors to our careers at sea open day on Friday 26 June.
Director of Warsash Maritime Academy, Andrew Hair said: “We are always pleased to see evidence from our open days that there continues to be a strong interest in pursuing a career at sea.
“Shipping is a global industry that offers sponsored training leading to real jobs and exciting careers. It offers excellent prospects for those wanting to enter an exciting industry that beats the nine to five routine.”
Potential captains and ships’ officers were able to find out what a career in the maritime industry has to offer and the training programmes necessary to qualify as a ship's navigation, engineer or electro-technical officer.
Visitors journeyed from as far as Aberdeenshire, in Scotland and Cornwall to learn more about the officer cadet sponsorship opportunities and the training involved in the three-year programme. We also welcomed student groups from University Technical College Norfolk, London Nautical School and Brune Park School in Gosport.
A series of events ran throughout the day, including: ‘Life as an Officer’ presentations; firefighting displays; offshore safety talks; and walk-throughs of the academy’s high-tech ship’s bridge and engine room simulation training suites.
Visitors had the opportunity to speak to the shipping companies recruiting potential officer cadets, including: Anglo-Eastern (UK) Ltd, Bibby Ship Management (WE) Ltd, Carnival UK, Chiltern Maritime Ltd, Clyde Marine Training, Maersk Crewing Ltd, Princess Cruises, Royal Fleet Auxiliary, Royal Naval Reserves, Ship Safe Training Group and Viking Recruitment Ltd
The maritime industry is still one of the most important industries in the world, and shipping is a vital part of the UK economy. With 95% of the UK’s international trade arriving or leaving by sea, the shipping industry offers excellent career prospects and enables you to earn while you learn during training.
Visit our careers at sea web page for more information about the merchant navy cadet scheme and careers in the maritime industry.
To register or find out more go to our open day events page
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