A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY
The Merchant Navy is the collective term for the many commercial companies engaged in maritime trade. It is part of a wider maritime industry of shipping, ports and maritime business services.
The size of the UK Merchant Navy has increased significantly in the last decade and continues to expand. Today it directly employs 96,000 people, but the wider British maritime services sector contributes £25 billion to the nation's economy and supports 500,000 jobs.
With new entrant officer trainee numbers are at a record high there are lots of exciting opportunities for capable and enthusiastic people to train to manage and operate modern and technically sophisticated ships, offering great prospects for a rewarding career in a variety of roles.