Careers in maritime
Our careers at sea open days aim to give you an insight into what a career in the maritime industry has to offer. You'll be able to find out more about the training programmes necessary to qualify as a ship's navigation, engineer or electro-technical officer in the Merchant Navy and the superyacht industry.
- Saturday 15th February 2020
- 9:30am - 2:00pm
The main open day event is held in The Spark at our East Park Terrace campus.
You'll also be able to visit the St Mary's campus where our cadets are trained. There, you can take a tour of the engineering and ETO workshops.
What to expect
Our careers at sea open days give you a great insight into what a career in the maritime industry has to offer. You'll be able to find out more about the officer cadet training programmes necessary to qualify as a ship's navigation, engineer or electro-technical officer in the Merchant Navy and the superyacht industry. You can talk to our officer cadets, who are often happy to share their first-hand experience of training and life as a cadet, both at Warsash and on board ship. And our teaching staff are also on hand to answer any questions about the academic side of training.
You're welcome to take a tour of our St Mary's campus, where you'll be studying. While you're there, take a guided tour of the engineering and ETO workshops.
Also, be sure to attend one of the 'life as an officer' presentations for deck and engineering officers. These will show you what it's like on board ship, and how your career can progress at sea and ashore.
And if you want to see where you might be living while you're studying at Warsash, Solent University's David Moxon student residence is also open to visitors for guided tours.
Many of the major British shipping companies and training management companies who recruit cadets and crew attend our open days. They'll be able to give you information about the career opportunities they offer and answer any questions you may have. Here is a list of exhibitors who have previously attended our open day:
You'll also find Solent University stands where you can find out more about student accommodation and Solent Sport.