This page is specifically for employers who are interested in finding passionate maritime professionals looking for shoreside roles in the industry.

Whether you are looking for candidates for industry placements, short-term contracts or full time employees, Marine Society can help facilitate that process.

Nearly 400 applicants have accessed the programme so far with around a quarter completing the process and demand is growing. To date, Coming Ashore has secured maritime jobs for 35 seafarers in such roles as Port Agent, Maritime Lecturer, Marine Surveyor and Freight Operator with large employers such as IDWAL, Maritime & Coastguard Agency, Carnival UK and APB Humber.

See below links to our SSIP scheme, Coming Ashore brochure and all sponsorship packages available.


Sea to Shore Industry Placement Scheme (SSIPS)

The scheme is to provide short placements for seafarers so they can experience life ashore in a chosen maritime professional services company.

The scheme saw its first seafarer placed with UK P&I Club Thomas Miller in December 2022 and the firm were delighted with the outcome. But more placements are needed. If you would like to register your interest in offering a SSIP please complete this form.


For us it’s about a wider support and helping the industry that we are all so passionate about.

As an employer of ex-mariners, it's only right that we give back to the industry and help people get some insight into the way the maritime services sector and marine insurance work. So we're happy to support the SSIP scheme going forward.”

- Thomas Starr, Regional Claims Director of Thomas Miller P&I Ltd.


Coming Ashore Brochure

Check out our 2022 brochure, covering our mentoring scheme, how to get involved in the programme, testimonials from both mentees and mentors as well as a detailed breakdown of the Coming Ashore pathway for a mentee. 


Mentoring Scheme

Seafarer’s skills at all ranks are highly valued and the need to retain these within the industry remains strong. Nevertheless, without professional support, too many fail to plan their transition effectively and often return to sea after short periods ashore.

That is why the programme’s cadre of industry mentors, many who are ex-seafarers themselves, are ensuring a high conversion rate among those who join the programme. These mentors bring a wide a range of sector expertise including maritime law, insurance, broking, surveying and many others. This allows the seafarer to be matched with a mentor that meets their career aspirations.

Check our mentors page to find out what career paths each indivdual has taken and how their experience can benefit the scheme.


Sponsorship Packages

Launched in 2020, the programme is now entering its fourth year of operation and is keen to hear from Maritime London members that are willing to sponsor the programme through the tiered support packages detailed below.

Marine Society are now inviting employers to commit as part of their CSR to one of the tiered packages below. The programme is looking to secure annual sponsorship of £50k to ensure its ongoing operation through staffing and resources.

To discuss this or request further information about the Coming Ashore programme and how it can benefit your organisation, please contact Carla Rockson at comingashore@ms-sc.org or visit www.marine-society.org/coming-ashore