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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.

Our next open day is Saturday 12 June 2021Book now

When

  • Saturday 12th June 2021
  • 10:00am - 12:30pm

Where

This is a virtual event. All information about the event and how to access the online content will be sent to you in advance.

What to expect

Our careers in maritime virtual open day will 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.

Many of the major British shipping companies and recruitment and training companies who recruit cadets will be available to give information about the career opportunities they offer. Our teaching staff are also on hand to talk about the academic side of training.

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 accommodation options, applying and enrolling, student support, funding and much more!

The programme of events will be sent to you in advance.

Got questions?

Contact us by using the email or telephone number below.

Summer campus tours

You will be guided around our university campus and facilities in groups by our Student Ambassadors. We are hoping these events will take place on campus, however, in line with Covid-19 event restrictions, we will review our provision for our on-campus events in due course. Should we need to cancel the on-campus events, we will offer you a virtual alternative.

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 attending our upcoming virtual open day:

Our exhibitors will be holding virtual Q&A drop-in sessions where you can ask them anything you need to know about the recruitment process and cadetships. You'll also be able to watch 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 this virtual open day 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 September 2021 and January 2022 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.

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 summer 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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