Careers at Sea – Northlink Ferry visit on Tidal Tuesday

During tidal Tuesday five Aberdeen Grammar pupils took part in a tour of one of the Northlink ferries the M.V Hrossey. The tour was lead by two deck cadets who gave an insight into the career path they had chosen. They were given a tour all the way form the bridge to the engine room. This highlighted careers from Deck officers to Engineering officers and many of the hospitality jobs involved being a ferry. Thank you to Northlink Ferries for our tour.

The Merchant Navy Training Board’s (MNTB) Careers at Sea campaign have, for the first time, sponsored an entire day during National Careers Week(5th-10th March) in order to promote opportunities in the Merchant Navy.

Careers at Sea have sponsored Tidal Tuesday, on 6th March 2018 with the aim of informing schools, colleges and youth groups across the UK of the careers available at sea to young people and the lifelong career prospects that the maritime industry offers.

The Careers at Sea campaign works to highlight the diverse range of professional opportunities available to young people who choose to enter the UK’s most international sector, at a time when an ageing population and growth in the global shipping industry has led to increased demand for British seafarers.

Merchant Navy careers are an alternative to the university route and provide sponsored training, a professional qualification and worldwide travel. Using high tech equipment on the most advanced vessels in the world, a career at sea is like no other.

The Careers at Sea initiative recently won two awards that recognise the campaign’s efforts to boost the number of young people entering maritime careers. The ‘To Sea or Not to Sea’ film was awarded Best New Association Video by the Association of Association Executives at its annual congress in December. The Careers at Sea Ambassadors programme also received the Special Award in the Effective Voice of the Year category