Considering a career in maritime

Solent University is hosting a ‘Virtual Maritime Open Day’ to give prospective students an insight into what the industry has to offer.

The open day, which runs from 10am to 12.30pm on Saturday November 26, will detail the training programmes needed to qualify as a ship’s navigation (deck), engineer or electro-technical officer in the Merchant Navy and on superyachts.

Many of the major British shipping companies and recruitment and training companies, who recruit cadets, will be available to give information about the career opportunities they offer. The university’s teaching staff are also on hand to talk about the academic side of training.

Attendees will be able to take a virtual tour of the university campus and residences, watch a variety of general presentations and speak to teams about accommodation options, applying and enrolling, student support, funding and much more.

To register, visit

Additionally, there are other courses on the following dates:

Saturday 4th February 2023
Saturday 4th March 2023
Saturday 13th May 2023

Registration for these open days will open in due course. For more information about open days at Solent University visit