National Careers Week recently shared various resources on alternative careers we share some of their fantastic resources below.

Careers at Sea – Whether you see yourself as a Deck or Electro-technical Officer, an Engineer or part of a cruise ship crew, we’ll show you the way. Merchant Navy training blends hands-on learning on board a shipping industry vessel, and university- or college-based study. With course fees and living costs covered by your sponsor.

Did you know that over 95% of goods are transported in and out of the UK by sea? The maritime (shipping) industry is vital to our nation’s economy, supporting trade, transport and research around the world. You could be part of it; set sail in your career and let Careers at Sea guide you in your Merchant Navy pathway.

Schools and youth groups around the UK can invite one of our Careers at Sea Ambassadors to attend careers events and speak about their real-life experience on board ship, advising how you can do the same. All our Ambassadors have worked on board ship in their career – some are still studying, newly qualified or progressing in their own careers. Their invaluable experience gives a unique insight into life on board ship – the training, the trips and typical day-to-days. Why not invite them to your next open day, careers fair or presentation slot?

Health Careers, run by Health Education England, offers careers information and advice for those wanting to make a difference with a career in health through a range of channels including a website, helpline and a suite of careers literature and other resources. It also runs the Step into the NHS website and annual national schools competition.

Support for Careers Advisers and teachers – can be found here. 

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