Careers at Sea

Looking to begin a career at sea can sometimes appear to be a daunting task. Where to start? What training do I need? What’s an ‘STCW’? What options are there within the industry? There is a lot to get your head around! We want to help point you in the right direction.

The maritime industry is expansive, varied and provides great opportunities for employment. Be it merchant navy, superyachts, cruise lines or ferries (and many, many more) there is something for everyone.

Within this section you will find career information on a range of industries with specific links to other sources of information and recruitment and 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 a career at sea, what training you’ll need (and what all the terminology means too!), 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