12th to 18th October 2020
Maritime UK Week has been organised as an opportunity to shine a spotlight on the UK's maritime sector, its role and future. It follows a period where the maritime sector’s role as the fundamental enabler of trade and critical freight supplies into the country were reasserted during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Responsible for enabling 95% of the UK's global trade, maritime touches every part of our lives. Quite simply, without the efforts of the maritime sector, half the world would freeze, and half the world would starve.
From working at sea or in a port, to working in the City of London, cleaning the oceans of plastics and designing superyachts, maritime is big business. Maritime adds more value to the economy than the rail and aerospace sectors combined, and working in maritime is exciting, rewarding and unlike working in any other industry.
With the global maritime sector expected to double in size to be worth $3 trillion by 2030, we need the next generation of innovators and problem solvers to join maritime and shape the future of the world we live in.
There are numerous routes into a career in maritime, including university qualifications and apprenticeships - read more about the opportunities connected to a maritime career in our dedicated Maritime Careers section.
Maritime UK Week 2020 will feature a combination of virtual and physical events, taking place across the breadth of the sector and the length of the country.
The week will be used to talk to the public about the maritime sector, its role, and the various careers available across what is one of Britain’s biggest industries.
Activities will include:
The rewards of working in the maritime sector has been one of the UK’s best kept secrets, it’s time to share the good news.
Focused sessions for those who have recently become unemployed from across the economy due to COVID-19 will be delivered, offering a briefing on the maritime sector and some of the specific live opportunities available.