Maritime Careers

The maritime industry is a vast and diverse world of opportunity, with very little known about it by the majority. The Royal and Merchant Navy, the Royal Fleet Auxiliary, Fishing, Yachting and Sail Training to name a few sectors that could take you away on an exciting career at sea. Or do you prefer to stay land based; train as a sail maker, rigger, shipwright, work for the meteorological office, design and build ships or work in research and conservation. 

Pelican of London is a means of alternative learning, providing a practical and informal education, in an exciting and inspiring environment. We will take you to sea where you can learn an array of skills through real life scenarios, leading to a rewarding career within the maritime industry. During a maritime careers voyage you will be given the opportunity to learn about life onboard, safety at sea, seamanship, helming a vessel, working aloft (up the rig), navigation, engineering, rigging and splicing, sail repair and much much more.

Onboard voyage crew will be working to complete RYA courses such as competent crew and watch leader certificates. While gathering sea time, qualifications and work experience voyage crew will be well on their way to employment in the industry. We will give advice on sea time and qualifications and the various routes. Voyage crew will lastly leave with a letter of reference and a training record book to complement any employment application. 

As part of the maritime careers voyage, we will continue to offer further development opportunities through shore based career mentoring and networking days. Voyage crew will also be offered discounted rates on Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) courses through out partners, which will include STCW Basic Safety Training, Approved Engine Course (AEC) and VHF radio. We can also potentially offer further sea time and development through ongoing maritime career voyages and volunteering positions.

All maritime skills onboard will be taught by industry experts, as well as employability mentors to teach interview technique, CV writing and employability skills. All of this is delivered during an exciting and life changing voyage, where you will learn to sail a unique tall ship exploring amazing coastlines and meeting other passionate young sailors. Combined with an array of practical skills, the foundations for an invigorating and rewarding career are set.  

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