Careers at Sea

Looking to begin a career at sea can sometimes appear to be a daunting task, and as a maritime training provider we have the opportunity to answer all sorts of questions regularly –  ‘Where to start?’,  ‘What training do I need?‘  ‘What’s STCW Basic Safety Training?‘ ‘What options are there within the industry?

There is a lot to get your head around, and we want to help point you in the right direction, so you can get to grips with careers at sea.

The maritime industry is expansive, varied and provides some great opportunities for employment. Be it merchant navy, superyachts, cruise lines or ferries (and many, many more) there is something for everyone. Each has it’s own individual benefits and requirements, with differing progression paths and opportunities. All will be the start of the adventure of a lifetime…

Within this section you will find career information on a range of career options within the maritime industry,  with specific links to other sources of information and recruitment, as well as some hints and tips our team have provided from their wealth of experience as seafarers themselves.

We hope this section will help you to understand what you need to do to begin one of the m any careers at sea, what training you’ll need and what the STCW (or STCW95) training entails, how the STCW2010 Update requirement works and what you may need (and when), what all the terminology means, what options there are for roles and careers and how you can progress within the industry once you’re started.

Need some Guidance?

If you have questions or want to discuss options then you can also always contact our team direct; we are here to help and advise.

You can call us on 01454 260130 or send an email to info@southwestmaritimeacademy.com.

Recruitment Process

Useful links

Cruise Ship Industry

Oil & Gas Industry

Merchant Navy

Company Security Officer

Renewables Industry

Superyacht Industry

Superyacht Training

Commercial Diving