UK Week 2022 is an opportunity to raise awareness of the UK's £46bn maritime
sector, its role and future. Responsible for enabling 95% of the UK’s global
trade, maritime touches every part of our lives. As an island nation, during
the pandemic, the maritime sector’s key workers kept the UK supplied with food,
energy and medicine. Now, as we move toward a greener industry, the sector is
investing and growing all around the UK and needs talented people to join us.
Held between Monday 10 October and Sunday 16 October, people around the country
are invited to explore the world of maritime through a series of careers fairs
and open days
Responsible for enabling 95% of the UK’s global trade, maritime touches every part of our lives. Maritime is a source of well-paid highly-skilled roles, which pay an average of £38,000 per year - £9,000 more than the national average.
As one of the primary sectors within the government’s ten-point plan for a green industrial revolution, the UK maritime sector has the ambition to lead the world in developing, deploying, and exporting green maritime technologies. The sector also has a strategy to become the world’s most competitive maritime centre by the middle of the century.