News: Maritime UK launches new careers resource

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Maritime UK is today launching a new resource for careers in the maritime sector.

Launching during Seafarers Awareness Week, the new resource is targeted toward influencers - including teachers, parents, guardians and career advisors - of children and students as they consider their future career options. It is also designed to help those already in maritime interested in learning about new opportunities across the UK’s broad and diverse maritime sector.

The Maritime UK careers tool is delivered in direct response to the UK government’s maritime growth study, which set out recommendations to ensure the UK remains a competitive global maritime centre.

Users will be able to learn about the breadth of careers on offer in the sector, from engineering to business services, to careers at sea. There are also details on the surprising number of apprenticeships on offer across the sector. 

David Dingle CBE, Chairman of Maritime UK said:

“The UK is an island nation with a proud maritime history. Industry is working hard to ensure that the UK has an equally exciting and ambitious maritime future, and we invite you to be a part of that journey.

“I’m delighted that we’re launching this brand new resource today. Careers in the maritime sector are arguably one of this country's best-kept secrets. A maritime career offers an exciting, rewarding and stimulating future.

“Whether onshore or at sea, there is bound to be something for everyone – either focussed on science, technology, engineering and maths or vocational activity – and this new resource is a fantastic place to start exploring those careers.”

Seafarers Awareness Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of the UK's island nation dependence on those who work in the maritime sector. This year's focus is on ports and the new Maritime UK careers tool provides an overview of careers in ports as well as the rest of the maritime sector.

The UK maritime sector

The UK is proud to have one of the most vibrant and competitive maritime sectors in the world. Our competitiveness is not solely down to efficient tax regimes and a stable business climate. Quite simply, the UK is The World's Maritime Centre because of its workforce.

With sea trade expected to double in the next 20 years, the need for a highly skilled workforce has never been greater. The UK is committed to providing world-class seafarers, port workers, engineers, naval architects, shipbrokers, financiers, accountants, consultants, insurers and lawyers, so that – together – they can meet the long-term needs of this global sector.

The international maritime community recognises the UK’s unequalled expertise, thought leadership, and world-leading innovation – and we never stop looking for the brightest and best people to join our industry.

The career opportunities are as broad as they are exciting. 

Visit the Maritime UK career website here: