National Careers Week 2023 6th – 11th March | [email protected]

Maritime UK

Responsible for enabling 95% of the UK’s global trade, maritime touches every part of our lives. From working at sea or in a port, to working in the City of London, to cleaning the oceans of plastics or designing a superyacht, maritime is big business. Maritime adds more to the economy than both rail and aviation combined. Working in maritime is exciting, rewarding and unlike any other industry.

Explore Maritime

With the sector expected to double in size to $3trn by 2030, we need the next generation of innovators and problem solvers to join the industry and help shape the future of the world we live in. There are lots of different routes into a career in maritime, including university, cadetships, or an apprenticeship.

Get involved during National Careers Week!

Maritime UK will be running webinars throughout National Careers Week. These webinars will run from 8:30 – 9:00 each morning and a recording will be available after the webinar. You can see all of the Maritime Careers events here!

Business Services


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Wednesday 8th

Engineering & Science


Thursday 9th



Friday 10th

Have you ever wondered what the inside of a port crane looks like? Or maybe you want to see inside a research ship? Or a submarine?

Apprenticeships are jobs which mix practical learning on-the-job alongside a more experienced colleague, and more theoretical study.  They’re designed to give apprentices a strong foundation for their career, and the fact that so many senior people in the industry started their careers as apprentices is powerful evidence of just how successful apprenticeships are.

From managing a busy port to catering on a cruise ship, from navigating the open sea to lifting a customer’s yacht ashore to clean it, from building a fast ferry to driving it, the maritime sector offers a wide and growing range of careers to suit all backgrounds!

Maritime UK runs a Careers Professionals Network for Careers Advisors and Teachers to learn more about the Maritime Industry. This network receives regular updates on developments in the Maritime Sector. There are also numerous CPD opportunities throughout the year to help expand your knowledge of the sector.

Maritime UK has a network of almost 300 Maritime Industry Ambassadors on the Inspiring the Future Platform who can visit your school or college and speak to your learners about Maritime Careers. Throughout the programme, ambassadors have spoken to over 80,000 young people! You can request an ambassador visit and learn more here.