Maritime Roadshow for Girls

Maritime UK has been awarded £100,000 in grant funding from the Merchant Navy Welfare Board (MNWB) on behalf of the Department for Transport (DfT) to deliver a Maritime Roadshow for Girls throughout 2024. The roadshow will aim to encourage Key Stage 3 girls to choose STEM subjects and to give the students greater awareness of career opportunities across the maritime industry. 

DfT's latest investment in delivering Maritime 2050 builds upon their work to establish the Maritime Skills Commission, Diversity in Maritime Taskforce, and Careers Taskforce in partnership with Maritime UK. 

Each roadshow, held across all nations and regions of the UK, will offer students the chance to take part in speed networking with Maritime UK Industry Ambassadors and will feature a series of hands-on STEM activities. Students will receive information about the maritime sector and the schools will be supported with resources for the Careers Leaders to take away to refresh their careers library with new maritime content.

Maritime UK’s roadshow builds upon the previous activity by the 1851 Trust, who ran a similar roadshow. The series saw 1,400 girls from 90 schools taking part. An impressive 70% of whom said that they felt inspired to think differently about their future careers.