Merchant Navy

The role, the career, the opportunities and the background.

Welcome to our section on Merchant Navy careers.  Here you’ll find everything you need to know about working within the Merchant Navy including the training and certification you’ll need to get started and to progress through the ranks and roles.

More than ‘just’ the Royal Fleet Auxiliary, the Merchant Navy encompasses a broad variety of vessel types, organisations, opportunities, roles and experiences.

We’ve also included useful information relating to recruitment and career opportunities in the Merchant Navy so you can see where your training can take you.

Take a look at the link to Maritime UK’s great Merchant Navy careers page to find out a few more details and get a great idea of what life in this career path can entail – https://www.maritimeuk.org/careers/explore-sector/merchant-navy/.

For more information simply click on the links below:

Industry overview

Training and certification

Recruitment