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“Maritime occupations involves working aboard a vessel or at port, supporting the efficient and safe operation of maritime vehicles and equipment”

The maritime sector offers a range of opportunities for those who are seeking a career that is closely associated with the sea, ports, rivers and waterways. This apprenticeship provides both intermediate and advanced routes, which will enable you to work safely and effectively on board a vessel or in a port and undertake a number of job roles. As an intermediate apprentice, you may assist the deck or bridge team, assist in the engine room, haul fishing gear and stow the catch, load and unload cargo, operate port plant and equipment, help with the management of passengers, and carry out various duties on deck and in the engine room. As an advanced apprentice, you’ll either assist on the bridge with navigation and look out, take part in berthing and mooring operations, oversee crew and vessel safety, or assist in the engine room with routine maintenance, repair and oversight of a vessel’s engines and ancillary mechanical and electrical systems.

Duration: 12 to 18 months

Relevant school subjects: PE and geography

Entry requirements: Able to pass the Maritime and Coastguard Agency-approved medical fitness test. For certain advanced apprenticeships, three GCSEs in English, maths and science

Achievement upon completion: Level 2 (Intermediate)—equivalent to GCSEs; Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels

Potential salary upon completion: £18,000 per annum

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