Categories: Business, Hull, Maritime UK, Shoreham, TilburyPublished On: 16.10.2020672 words3.6 min read

Welcome to Day 5 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: Introduction to Maritime Careers in the Liverpool City Region
All weekend: 21st Century Maritime at Maritime Museums

New careers video: South West

Today we’re launching the third and final new video shining a spotlight on maritime careers. It features colleagues working in the South West of England.

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 #MaritimeUKWeek we are publishing new tours.
Today’s final new tours:

This weekend: ‘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:

Videos launched this week: Liverpool City Region, Solent and South West

See all three videos here


Apprenticeships are particularly suited to the maritime sector because so many jobs require the mix of practical learning and theoretical study which is at the heart of the apprenticeship model. From managing a busy port to catering on a cruise ship, from navigating the open sea to lifting a customer’s yacht ashore to clean it, from building a fast ferry to driving it, the maritime sector offers a wide and growing range of apprenticeships as the starting-point for some very rewarding careers.
See list of apprenticeships


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.