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Build your maritime career

There are many different careers in the maritime industry. Our seafarer certification programmes enable you to progress your career from officer cadet to captain or chief engineer. We also provide training courses for armed forces personnel resettlement, as well as maritime-related undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.

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Career advice

Whether you're new to the industry or a seasoned seafarer, it's important to make the right impression from the start when applying for jobs.

Here, you'll find tips on writing CVs and job applications, as well as links to maritime recruiters.

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Career progression

A career at sea is extremely rewarding with excellent transferable skills to move into shore-side roles in the maritime industry. And from training as an officer cadet, to captain or chief engineer, to coming ashore, we're with you every step of the way.

Our progression charts show the certification programmes and safety training needed to develop your seagoing career.

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There are almost 26,000 active UK seafarers at sea

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Officer cadet training

Want to see the world? Or work with cutting-edge technology? If you're looking for more than the usual 9-to-5, a career at sea could be for you!

Discover more about officer cadet training, from entry requirements, to gaining sponsorship, what you'll study, and what happens in your sea phases.

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