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Marine Society: Coming Ashore Programme, Why Join?

In honour of International Day of the Seafarer, the Coming Ashore Programme is here to help you transition smoothly to shore-based maritime roles. Since 2020, over 500 seafarers have been helped in some way by the programme.

Why Join?

Expert Mentors: Learn from maritime professionals, many of whom were once seafarers like you.

Skills & Support: Dip your toes into advice on maritime law, insurance, broking, surveying, regulation, and more and discover what pathway you want to go down.

Practical Advice: Get the inside scoop on working ashore from the professionals, often overlooked but crucial for success.

What’s in It for You?

Industry Placements: Gain experience with shoreside employers through our Sea to Shore Industry Placements Scheme (SSIPS) where the opportunity to do a couple weeks work experience could arise, before going headfirst into the office/shoreside lifestyle.

Resources Galore: Enjoy free or subsidised personality profiling, psychometric testing, CV writing, interview prep, and access to soft skills courses like Learn@Sea & Learn@Shore.

Podcast Insights: Tune into our revamped Coming Ashore Podcast for tips, interviews, and industry insights.

Success Stories

Our mentees have landed roles with big names like Carnival UK, Ocean Technologies Group, Maritime & Coastguard Agency, P&I Clubs, and the Port of London Authority.

How to Join?

Visit the Marine Society website to register. The programme lasts 6-9 months, tailored to your needs. Sponsored by the Maritime Educational Foundation and ITF Seafarers Trust, we also welcome sponsorships from maritime employers.

Get in Touch!

Contact Meg Pawsey via email or visit our website.

Celebrate International Day of the Seafarer by charting a new course for your maritime career with us! 🚢🌟

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