Do you have an interest in ships? Have you always wondered what life at sea might be like? If so, studying for an apprenticeship in maritime occupations can help you find a job that matches your passion for the ocean. Join an industry that’s dedicated to finding new ways of promoting water transportation in Scotland.
The apprenticeship is designed to increase your knowledge of the water vessels. Learn how to repair and maintain ships of all sizes. Improve your understanding of different kinds of mooring equipment like cleats and winches. Learn how to carry out search and rescue missions at sea.
There are a variety of jobs to choose from in Scotland’s maritime industry. Work as a harbour operative and help to transport passengers to a ship. Become a coast guard and help to develop maritime safety initiatives. Load precious cargo onto different vessels as a port operative.
You will gain a qualification at SCQF level 5 in maritime occupations. The qualification includes:
During your apprenticeship, you'll learn how to:
You will develop the following core skills:
These transferrable skills are useful for working in other roles such as fishing and port operations.
This Modern Apprenticeship gives you a variety of options. Continue your studies with a maritime-related degree or graduate to a full-time job.
Further education: Continue to develop your seafaring skills by applying for a technical apprenticeship in maritime occupations. You could go on to study for a bachelor’s degree in marine studies or a Masters in navigation and maritime science. Your experience will support your university application.
Straight to work: Use your qualifications to find a job in the maritime industry. Several jobs are listed below:
There are no set requirements for this apprenticeship. However, it is beneficial to have an interest in the maritime occupations field.
This Modern Apprenticeship will take 12-24 months to complete.