Maritime and Me

Maritime and Me

Working alongside the Department for Transport (DfT) and the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers(ICS), Maritime UK have launched a new 'Maritime and Me' campaign, aiming to profile women and encourage girls and young women to join the sector. Maritime and Me features a range of case studies of women working in different parts of the sector, in both sea and shore-based roles, as well as a suite of resources aimed at audiences both inside and outside the sector. The campaign sits together with other Maritime UK initiatives, such as the Women in Maritime programme, and the wider Maritime Careers campaign.

The Department for Transport is funding the campaign, which has been created in direct response to the recommendation set out in the Maritime 2050 strategy, which states that "Government will fund the production of the 'people like me' maritime industry project to help address the perception of the industry and demonstrate how we can effectively showcase its value to a wider diversity of people." The campaign has two main elements, the first comprised of resources aiming to improve diversity in recruitment in the maritime sector, and the second will be a public-facing campaign designed to promote maritime careers to a wider diversity of people.

Maritime Case Studies

A key feature of the Maritime and Me campaign are the case studies highlighting women working in a wide and diverse range of roles in the various industries within the maritime sector - anything from sea-going roles and engineering, to shore-based jobs within communications, policy or governance. Can you be one of our case studies? All roles within maritime, and all levels of seniority are welcome.

Interested in being a case study? Submit your details here.

My Skills, My Life

As a main feature of the public-facing campaign, WISE - Women in Science and Engineering - have expanded their generic MySkillsMy Life online quiz to include maritime case studies. The quiz is used by schools and other youth groups to show girls and young women what jobs are available and areas of work they may find interesting according to their personality type, determined by answering a set of questions. When a user completes the quiz, case studies of suitable roles in various sectors are displayed - these case studies now include individuals and examples from the maritime sector. Access the quiz here.

To accompany the inclusion of maritime case studies WISE have created a suite of resources intended to provide guidance on how to use the case studies in a teaching situation, and how to administer the quiz to a larger audience. Download these materials below.