A career at sea
The international maritime sector is made up of a wide range of ships, including cruise liners and ferries, cargo ships, ships that support offshore wind sector and specialist ships like tankers.
Joining the industry opens up opportunities to develop a global career with lots of possibilities to specialise in careers at sea and ashore. Officers, once qualified, will be working in a well-paid career which is constantly developing and working towards zero environmental impact. Humber Maritime College, in conjunction with our partners, are able to offer sponsored officer training places starting this September.
During our three-year training programme, you will study and train at college and onboard operational ships at sea as part of the crew. All your training is paid for by our partners and you’ll gain a whole variety of internationally recognised qualifications and training certificates including a university level qualification.
But that’s not all…
There are two pathways available: engineering and ship operations.
Marine Engineer Officers are responsible for the safety, performance, operation and maintenance of the ship, it’s machinery and equipment including technical, operational, emergency and damage control systems whilst ensuring international regulations and conventions are fully complied with. Marine Engineer Officers work towards the position of Chief Engineer during their career.
Deck Officers are responsible for navigation, ship management, international regulations, ship stability, dangerous cargo, inter-governmental agreements/conventions, ship security, safe working and above all, emergency preparedness and reaction. Deck Officers work towards the position of Captain during their career.
Marine Engineer and Deck Officers work shifts, known as watches, to provide cover 24 hours a day. Working patterns vary, depending on the type of ship, but may be four hours “on watch” followed by eight hours off, six hours on and six hours off or twelve hours on and twelve hours off.
Once your voyage or trip has finished officers usually receive a substantial period of leave. For example, after a four-month voyage, they may be entitled to a two-month holiday. Starting salary, once qualified, may be £30,000 and in some circumstances, this may also be tax free.
Entry requirements and next steps...
Humber Maritime College can guarantee you an interview for sponsorship if you meet the entry requirements, these are:
- Be aged over 18 years old on 1st September 2022
- Hold GCSE 9-4 or A-C in maths, English, science and one other
- Have a practical, can-do attitude and a willingness to work as part of a team
- Motivated to join the international maritime sector and be ready to follow a rigorous training programme to become a professional maritime officer.
Apply Now and Find Out More
Make a date in your diary to attend our applicant day on Saturday 3rd September from 09:30 to 12:30
If you meet these entry requirements:
• Be aged over 18 years old on 1st September 2022
• Hold GCSE 9-4 or A-C in maths, English, science and one other
You will be guaranteed an interview on Saturday 3rd September for a fully sponsored training programme starting at Humber Maritime College on 19th September.