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Careers in maritime

Our careers at sea open days 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. 

Our next open day is Saturday 04 February 2023Book now

When

  • Saturday 4th February 2023
  • 10:00am - 12:30pm

Where

This is an online event.

Please fill out the form to register. You'll be sent a link to join the virtual open day before the event.

What to expect

Our virtual careers in maritime open days give you an insight into what a career in the maritime industry has to offer, and the training programmes to qualify as a ship's navigation (deck), engineer or electro-technical officer in the Merchant Navy and on superyachts, all from the comfort of your home.

Many of the major British shipping companies and recruitment and training companies who recruit cadets will be online to give information about the career opportunities they offer. Our course tutors will also host a Q&A session so you can ask questions about studying for your cadetship.

You'll also be able to take a virtual tour of our campus and residences, watch a variety of general presentations, and speak to our teams about applying and enrolling, student support, funding, and much more!

Got questions?

Contact us by using the email or telephone number below.

Future open days

We host both on-campus and virtual open days throughout the year. To find out what dates are currently available to book, follow the book now link and select your cadetship of interest.

Campus tours

Can’t make our open days but still want to see the campus? Book to attend a campus tour! You will be guided around the university campus by one of our student ambassadors and shown the main facilities. Please note, at this time we are unable to include the residences as part of the tour.

Exhibitors

Many of the major British shipping companies and training management companies who recruit cadets will be available 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 days:

You'll also be able to attend general presentations about studying with us, as well as speak to our teams about accommodation options, student support, and more.

Interested in a career at sea?Find out more

Frequently asked questions

Do I need to register?

You do need to register for our virtual open days so we can send you the link to the virtual event nearer the time. Please use the book now button at the top of the page.

Are the companies recruiting for this academic year?

At the next open day, they’ll be looking to mainly recruit for the September 2023 and January 2024 intakes.

What facilities will I be able to see?

You'll be able to take a virtual tour of our main campus, including our maritime simulation centre. There are also virtual tours of our student residences.

Do I need to attend the whole event?

We do recommend attending the full event, so you can make the most of your day.

I can't make this virtual open day - can I arrange a private campus visit?

If you're unable to make this open day, why not book on to a campus tour instead? You'll be guided around our university campus and facilities in groups by our student ambassadors. More information and a link to book is further up this page.
The pod at Solent University in the Spark building

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