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'll gain a Modern Apprenticeship in Martitime Occupations at SCQF Level 5.
Maritime Studies: Deck Rating at SCQF Level 5
Maritime Studies: Able Seafarer (Deck) at SCQF Level 5
Diploma in Maritime Studies: Able Seafarer (Engine Room) at SCQF Level 5
Diploma in Maritime Studies: Workboats at SCQF Level 5
Diploma in Maritime Studies: Sea Fishing at SCQF Level 5
Port Operations at SCQF Level 5
During your apprenticeship, you'll learn how to:
Carry out maritime employment, environmental and safety practices
Contribute to workboat operations
Carry out vessel rope work, anchoring and mooring operations
Secure a vessel for passage
Work with basic vessel engineering systems
Carry out survival techniques during maritime emergencies
Carry out emergency first aid in response to maritime accidents or medical emergencies
Communicate using equipment and visual means
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:
Fishing sales assistant
There are no set requirements for this apprenticeship. However, it is beneficial to have an interest in the maritime occupations field.
How does it work?
You’ll learn in a real-world environment and earn a wage. You’ll also study with a college or another learning provider.
How long will it take?
This Modern Apprenticeship will take 12 to 24 months to complete.
How to apply
Use the 'Find vacancies near you' search at the end of this page to look for vacancies, then you can apply online.
You'll apply on Apprenticeships.scot or the company’s own website – there are details on the vacancy advert.