The 2023 London International Shipping Week has come and gone and as in previous years, Marine Society were as active as ever, in what was a successful and insightful series of events focused on people, skills, welfare and careers promotion across the world of maritime.
From seminars to conferences, organisations including Maritime Skills Alliance, Nautical Institute, Maritime UK, UK Chamber of Shipping and British Ports Association played host to a number of key stakeholders. Marine Society’s Director of Maritime Training and Development, Darrell Bate, and Head of Seafarer Learning and Welfare, Carla Rockson, attended a number of events covering topics such as training, welfare, careers promotion and diversity.
Marine Society were delighted to be a sponsor of the Trinity House Maritime Careers and Opportunities event held onboard THV Galatea to promote their apprenticeship programmes, alongside Merchant Navy cadetships as an excellent career path into jobs at sea. We also attended the Maritime UK Women in Maritime conference that highlighted key points on how to not only try and strengthen the gender imbalance in maritime, but to also support existing women within the sector. Coming Ashore mentor. A number of our Coming Ashore mentors were heavily involved in the week, including the Nautical Institute networking event and a book launch at the Little Ship Club.
Overall, it was a successful week, providing a great opportunity for Marine Society staff to network widely with fellow professionals in the sector and promote our services to a range of stakeholders and potential beneficiaries.