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For ex-cadets, students & staff of Warsash School of Maritime Science and Engineering, founded 1935 as The School of Navigation, and the Warsash Superyacht Academy

Jobs ashore

The transition from sea staff to shore staff is probably the most difficult period for the mariner. It invariably means a drop in seniority and probably a drop in salary - both of which can be quite traumatic.

As a general rule, the higher the qualification and/or command experience the easier it is to find fulfilling job opportunities ashore. The fact is that the maritime industry is always on the look out for bright men and women with sea going experience. Once again the Merchant Navy Training Board website is a good place to start.

The Merchant Navy Training Board

In addition there are a number of commercial websites which can provide opportunities, such as:

Lloyds List Careers

Spinnaker Global Shipping Recruitment
Do not underestimate your skill base - the only issue is where it can best be used within the maritime industry.