Careers At Sea


What qualities and skills do I need?

After spending time at sea in a ratings role, there are opportunities to undertake rating to officer training. This may be provided by the employing shipping company as part of its workforce development and your own career development aspirations and ambitions, or you may choose to develop your career in this way through your own auspices. This will include attendance at a nautical college for a rating to officer conversion course, accruing sea-time and completing the related industry training record book and passing the Officer of the Watch formal written and oral examinations.

Funding is available through the Slater Fund to support those ratings who choose to do the rating to officer conversion without the support of their company. Find out more about the Slater Fund here.