Careers At Sea

Tidal Tuesday 2021

We are sponsoring National Careers Week again 1-7 March 2021, bringing back our featured

#TidalTuesday 2 March 2021

Watch out for updates on upcoming activities, videos, insights and information about Merchant Navy careers.
Whether you’re a maritime or educational organisation and want to get involved, read below and get in touch for more info at

Free resources below including:

  • Our Second *Free webinar* for schools/careers advisers on #TidalTuesday 1530 – details to follow!
  • Details of our Roadshow launching in October 2020
  • Free downloads and info
  • Free visits (virtual offered) from one of our Careers at Sea Ambassadors
  • First-hand experiences from cadets (those in training)
  • Promotional videos through our YouTube playlist
  • Info on nautical college open days

We are working with partners throughout our campaigns. Find some resources below to start exploring!

From Colleges

There are colleges all over the UK – you can find a full list of them here.
Not only do colleges offer specialised training, they use high tech equipment and programmes to deliver some of the courses. Check out some of them below:

Nautical College Open Days can be found here.

Ship Simulators

Cadet’s eye view of simulators at Solent University Southampton (Warsash School of Maritime Science and Engineering)
(photos below)

From Companies

Fully sponsoring training or apprenticeship programmes, companies support your learning and onboard training experience. We’ve got videos from training cadets and what their experiences are:

Hear from Cadets about their experiences training and working at sea:
1. Why did you choose the Merchant Navy?
2. Why did you choose the Merchant Navy?
3. First ship experience?
More like this on our social media platforms (see above)

Free Resources

  • Request a Careers at Sea Ambassador to attend your event (currently virtual or forward planning COVID safe, subject to guidance and potential changes)
  • Downloadable Careers at Sea student PowerPoint taking students through Merchant Navy career exploration
  • An example of our online Careers at Sea Presentation can be found here. Remember, you can also request a Careers at Sea Ambassador to visit virtually.
  • Sea-related STEM/Engineering activities from Marine Society and Sea Cadets (MSSC):
  • Key stage 1, 2 and 3 educational resources on Shipping, seafaring and safety from Trinity House.
  • Thinking long-term plans? Where could a career at sea take you? Check out the Careers at Sea and Beyond Maritime Careers map for career pathways beyond working at sea.
  • Careers at Sea Virtual Roadshow – Focus Wales: Careers at Sea are working with a Careers at Sea Ambassador company team to bring virtual careers information to schools in Wales.
    Launching 12-18 October 2020, various dates available from there! Interested? Email (subject: Roadshow Wales)
    Check out the promo videos on our social media pages
  • FREE Careers at Sea webinar for careers adviser 22 October, 10:00am

Careers at Sea Ambassador Videos

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