A number of organisations are working tirelessly to showcase the great opportunities that exist in the exciting and diverse marine and maritime sectors to the youth of today. Many young people know little of the sector let alone the variety of diverse careers available within it and so these campaigns are doing great work to make us stand out in the pantheon of career choices.
“Sea Vision is the national on-going campaign to enthuse the young people of today about the maritime opportunities of tomorrow. Awareness of, and interest in, the diversity of the maritime/marine sector is promoted through educational and maritime career related activities, for 11 to 22 year olds.”
They have a great resource highlighting the career opportunities in a range of areas of the marine and maritime world with real people telling their stories about their jobs.
“Highlighting the role that shipping plays in the life of us all”
The Came by Ship campaign is organised by SeaVision and WISTA, the Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association and centres around two competitions to make young people think about the importance of the shipping industry to our island nation. The photography competition and the writing competition are open to two age groups of under 12s and 12-18 year olds.
“Seafarers Awareness Week is the annual campaign coordinated by Seafarers UK – the charity that supports the maritime community – to raise awareness of Britain’s dependence on seafarers.”
See case studies of young people studying for careers in different parts of the industry in this great video below.
We look forward to attending the launch of Seafarers Awareness Week 2016 this evening at Trinity House.