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About us

A prestigious past… an exciting future

From an old heritage to the age of ultra-modern cargo and container ships today's commercial shipping fleets span the globe, using the latest technologies and transporting over 90% of the world’s trade. Specially designed vessels that support the oil and gas industries and colossal bulk carriers made for ore, grain and coal. And of course, world-class cruise liners and large commercial yachts.

Collectively, they make up the commercial shipping industry. You’ll probably know it as the Merchant Navy. And it could be your passage to qualifications, technical skills and a lifelong career filled with adventure.


Packed with resources, our Careers at Sea website is your first port of call to being part of 21st-century seafaring. You’ll be able to find out about roles at sea, Merchant Navy training courses and the maritime sponsoring companies that could steer your journey to becoming a seafarer. The world is your oyster. It’s time to discover it.


The Merchant Navy Training Board

Careers at Sea is part of the Merchant Navy Training Board (MNTB), which in turn sits within the UK Chamber of Shipping. The MNTB works right across the UK to champion maritime education, training and skills. Your studies at a nautical college or university will be based on an MNTB framework. And it’s thanks to them that British seafarers are known the world over for their professionalism and skills.

Look out for news, events and information on our Careers at Sea website. Check the MNTB out on social media. Or visit their website to find out more.




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