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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 09 October 2021Book now

When

  • Saturday 9th October 2021
  • 9:30am - 2:00pm

Where

Solent University, East Park Terrace, Southampton, SO14 0YN.

What to expect

Our careers in maritime 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 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.

Campus tours

Can’t make our open days but still want to see the campus? Book to attend a campus tour this Autumn. 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 attending our upcoming open day:

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 open days so we can ensure you receive essential travel information. 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 January 2022 and September 2022 intakes.

What facilities can we see when we're there?

You’ll be able to take a tour of our main campus, including our maritime simulation centre. There will also be an opportunity to tour our student residence.

I can't make this open day, can I arrange a private 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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