To mark London International Shipping Week, (11-15 September), Nautilus International, the trade union for maritime professionals, will be shining a spotlight on skills and career opportunities in the maritime industry alongside the UK Chamber of Shipping and the Merchant Navy Training Board.
To coincide with the week’s theme of Tomorrow’s Maritime World, Nautilus will run a So Where Are the Jobs? seminar on Tuesday 12 September. Held at the Chamber of Shipping from 10:30-14:00, the event is set to address the latest challenges in seafarer employment and training, as well as how the nation can help secure the future of the UK maritime sector and deliver opportunities for seafarers.
The seminar, opened by Nautilus deputy general secretary Marcel van de Broek, will be an open discussion hosted by the UK Chamber of Shipping with panel of industry representatives from government, engineering consultancy Frazer-Nash, cruise ship company Carnival UK, ship management company Northern Marine Group and maritime and shipping recruitment specialists Seamariner. Nautilus member Gail Jonsen, will also join the panel, giving the real-life experiences of a British officer looking for work.
Following the seminar, Nautilus will be running a CV surgery aimed at maritime professionals seeking advice and career progression. Individuals in the sector can submit their CVs to Nautilus’s professional and technical department for bespoke, tailored advice on employment opportunities in the maritime and shipping industry. CVs of seafarers looking for support can be submitted on Nautilus’s website.
Nautilus general secretary Mark Dickinson said: The industry is coming together at London International Shipping Week to celebrate how important shipping and marine services are for the UK’s economy but also for London as an international maritime centre.
‘By working together with the UK Chamber of Shipping and the Merchant Navy Training Board we are displaying how well the UK maritime sector can work in collaboration in the best interests of all.
‘Seafarers are the lifeblood of the global economy and without them our economy would be lost at sea. We’re hoping to address not just how to keep the industry afloat, but how we can help it thrive over the next 25 years and long into the future.
The So where are the jobs? seminar is being held from 10.30-14.00 on Tuesday 12 September, day two of London International Shipping Week, at the Chamber of Shipping, 30 Park Street, London, SE1 9EQ. Nautilus’ CV surgery will held following this from 14.30.
To submit a CV to the Nautilus professional and technical department, email yours to email@example.com.
Notes to editors
Nautilus International is the trade union and professional organisation for maritime professionals at sea and ashore. We represent 22,000 maritime professionals including ship masters (captains), officers, officer trainees (cadets) and shipping industry personnel, such as ship pilots, inland navigation workers, vessel traffic services operators (similar to air traffic control), harbourmasters, seafarers in the oil and gas industry, and shore-based staff.