Maritime Occupations

Modern Apprenticeship


What's Maritime Occupations like?

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.   

Entry requirements

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 or the company’s own website – there are details on the vacancy advert.

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