The CM2 project, a European Union-funded project investigating seafarers' experiences in transitioning from ship to shore jobs, as part of wider work to promote seafaring careers is open for survey responses.
Trainees, serving seafarers or former seafarers now working ashore can complete one of three relevant questionnaires which, along with other structured interviews, support the second phase of the Career Mapping Project (CM2).
The project aims to identify barriers and issues in the maritime industry. It is hoped more young people will be encouraged into a career at sea if they can be shown the range of further opportunities for work ashore in the shipping industry.
David Dearsley, the consultant appointed to conduct the CM2 Project, said early results have already shown some interesting and positive conclusions. Prizes are available to trainees and serving seafarers completing the questionnaires by 31 August.