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THURSDAY 12 SEPTEMBER
CAREERS HUB
The NLV Pharos, moored alongside HMS Belfast, was the location for the Maritme UK Careers Hub showcasing the vast array of maritime careers available to all ages. Visitors from primary schools Gomer Junior School and Bay House School in Gosport together with students from St Peter’s London Docks and London Nautical School, also had the opportunity to meet the Prime Minister the Rt Hon. Boris Johnson MP and the Minister of Defence the Rt Hon Ben Wallace MP, who came along to see for themselves the various opportunities that exist for future generations in the maritime sector. Participants had the opportunity to visit stands hosted by British Marine, IMarEST, Royal Haskoning DHV, SUBS in Schools, British Ports Association, Careers at Sea, the 1851 Trust and the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers amongst others. Whilst aboard, the Prime Minister announced the building of  ve new Royal Navy frigates in a £1.25 billion contract awarded to a UK consortium led by Babcock International. Also in attendance were Minister for Maritime Nusrat Ghani, former Olympic
sailor Iain Percy and Alasdair MacMillan of Stellamar.
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