Careers at Sea sponsors National Careers Week

March 1, 2018

The Merchant Navy Training Board’s (MNTB) Careers at Sea campaign is, for the first time, sponsoring an entire day during National Careers Week (5-10 March 2018) in order to promote opportunities in the Merchant Navy.

Careers at Sea will be sponsoring ‘Tidal Tuesday’ on 6 March and will aim to inform schools, colleges and youth groups across the UK of the careers available at sea to young people and the lifelong career prospects that the maritime industry offers.

Careers at Sea has actively encouraged all shipping organisations across the UK to get involved with this project and asked them to open their offices and vessels to schools and youth groups throughout the week to bring the industry to life. This will be supplemented by visits from Careers at Sea ‘Ambassadors’ and a social media campaign that will feature ‘To Sea or Not to Sea’, a broadcast-quality video created for Careers at Sea by ITN Productions.

‘We are delighted to be sponsoring Tidal Tuesday during National Careers Week and highlight an industry that is so vital to the UK but largely unheard of’ said Fena Boyle, MNTB Training and Careers Manager, who coordinates the Careers at Sea initiative.

National Careers Week aims to provide a platform to advise and inspire the next generation as they enter the world of work. The event provides a focus for careers guidance activity at an important stage in the academic calendar for school leavers. The five-day event includes daily drop-in workshops; careers fairs; employer visits; an increased focus on subject-relevant careers in lessons and screenings of careers films.

The Careers at Sea campaign works to highlight the diverse range of professional opportunities available to young people who choose to enter the UK’s most international sector, at a time when an ageing population and growth in the global shipping industry has led to increased demand for British seafarers.

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