Careers At Sea


The challenges and the opportunities. The unforgettable moments and the day-to-day stuff. Our Careers at Sea Ambassadors are perfectly placed to give a first-hand account of life in the Merchant Navy.

We have volunteers based all over the UK, keen to spread the word about their industry, these volunteers put on lively, inspiring presentations. These are aimed mainly at 14-19 year olds – making them ideal for careers days. But they’re also flexible enough to work as a one-off talk, suitable for all ages. Along with fun quizzes, films and lots of information, Ambassadors explain the various entry routes into a maritime career, and the education and training courses available.

Keen to plan a visit to your school or youth group?
Go to our Request a Visit page.

Interested in becoming an Ambassador?
Visit our Looking to Volunteer? page.

Want to find out more? 

A career in the Merchant Navy offered me the best of both worlds. Fully funded higher education and a paid salary with superb career prospects.


Imagine it… It's midnight, pitch black and you are responsible for safely navigating the ship through the endless miles of open ocean.... In what other job could you that!?


This is my place of work; I get to spend all day staring out the window. I can remember at school being told that I wouldn't learn anything from looking out the windows!