A Career at Sea?
Would you like a career where:
- you are paid while you learn
- you get the chance to travel the world at someone
- time off is measured in weeks and months
- not just days
- your days are challenging and rewarding
- you can quickly gain responsibility and a salary to match
- there is a lifetime of personal development opportunities
To become a merchant seafarer in the UK you need to undergo specialist training to achieve professional seafaring certification and educational qualifications. This takes place at sea, on board shipping companies' vessels, and in specialist colleges and universities throughout the UK. All programmes are sponsored, with course fees paid, living costs and other allowances provided.