Categories: Business, Maritime UKPublished On: 15.10.2020650 words3.4 min read

Welcome to Day 4 of Maritime UK Week

All this week we’re going to be shining a spotlight on our maritime sector and the careers it offers.
Register for this week’s careers events
Today: CPD session for careers professionals: Maritime Security and Safety
Tomorrow: Introduction to Maritime Careers in the Liverpool City Region

Virtual Careers Fair: Thank you!

Yesterday’s Virtual Careers Fair had over 500 attendees throughout the day, with many of this number representing teachers and careers leaders who were screening the fair to their students within schools and colleges. Thanks for joining us! We hope you found the session useful and we look forward to continuing to talk maritime careers with you all.
The recordings can still be seen here and will be moved to a permanent home on the Maritime UK website in the coming days.

New: Virtual tours of boats, ships and ports

Do you know what a port looks like behind the gates? Have you ever seen inside a Royal Navy ice patrol ship, or inside a canal boat? We have been working on a series of interactive virtual tours of all parts of the maritime sector for you to enjoy.
Each day this week we are publishing new tours.
Today’s three new resources:

  • Tour the Port of Hull to learn about how an international port works, and the different cargo handled throughout the year.
  • Find out what a day working at QinetiQ – an innovative science and technology company specialising in maritime – could look like for you.
  • Join the marine team at Shoreham Port as they start the day by removing debris from the water, checking lifesaving equipment and surveing the channel to ensure safe passage of vessels.

See all the tours published this week already.

‘Maritime in the 21st Century’ at Maritime Museums

With so much written about Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Lord Nelson and The Titanic, it’s important to remember that maritime is not just something from the history books. Today it’s one of the country’s biggest industries, with an exciting future.
A number of Maritime Museums across the country are participating in Maritime UK Week and will be helping tell the story of maritime today through special exhibitions, sharing information or screening our new videos. These include: Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre, Dover Museum and the National Maritime Museum Cornwall.
Find out more and plan a visit:

Launched yesterday: Liverpool City Region

Today we’re launching the second new video shining a spotlight on maritime careers. It features somebody working in the Port of Liverpool and as a maritime lawyer.
Tomorrow, we launch the final new video of the week, following people in the South West.


Responsible for enabling 95% of the UK’s global trade, maritime touches every part of our lives. Quite simply, without maritime, half the world would freeze, and half the world would starve. From working at sea or in a port, to working in the City of London, to cleaning the oceans of plastics or designing a superyacht, maritime is big business. We add more to the economy than both rail and aviation combined. Working in maritime is exciting, rewarding and unlike any other industry. With the sector expected to double in size to $3trn by 2030, we need the next generation of innovators and problem solvers to join the industry and help shape the future of the world we live in. There are lots of different routes into a career in maritime, including a university qualification or an apprenticeship. You can take a closer look at what life in maritime is like in 2020 by searching #MaritimeCareers.