Careers At Sea

Tidal Tuesday 2021

We are sponsoring National Careers Week again 1-6 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 2 March 1530 Details below
  • Make sure you visit the Careers at Sea ‘room’ on the Virtual Careers Fair during National Careers Week – this will be launched Monday 1 March 08:30am.
  • Details of our Roadshow launched October 2020
  • Free downloads and info, including videos!
  • 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
Search through our video playlist here

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

Find us here! Explore our resources and discover for yourself

From Nautical 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:

We’ve made an introduction video showing some of the nautical colleges in the UK. Video link to follow soon!

Nautical College Open Days can be found here.

An interview between am Engineering Officer Cadet and Lecturer at Humber Maritime College. Watch here:

“If you are interested in a career in engineering, consider the Merchant Navy. Take a listen to our interview and see why our engineering tutor, Ray and engineering cadet, Sarah [sponsored by P&O Ferries] chose to work in this industry”

South Shields Maritime School’s Head of School Jon Milner gives an introduction to maritime, including his experiences

“Jon Milner as he explains all about his career journey to-date; the skills and qualifications you need to get started and how a career at sea will open doors to many exciting opportunities.”

Matthew Mullins, a cadet who studied at South Shields Maritime School describes his experiences…

City of Glasgow College, Riverside Campus have videos explaining each course a role which you can find here. Example below is for Electro Technology courses:

Nautical Science intro
Marine engineering intro
Pre cadetships video intro

What is a Pre-Cadetship?
This is around a year’s preparation for those who want to start a cadetship but need more experience before they do so. Find out more on our ‘Get more experience‘ page

Ship Simulators

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

There a lots more videos from Colleges on the Virtual Careers Platform on the National Careers Week website, live 1-6 March. Check it out!

From Sponsoring 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

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.
  • At sea not for you? Thinking about further maritime careers? Check out Maritime Careers website for more info on careers in the maritime sector. They’ve got videos, interviews and insights from across the sector.
  • 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 and an engineering focus webinar on #TidalTuesday 2 March 2021 15:30, register here

Careers at Sea Ambassador Videos

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