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Merchant Navy Day 2018

For 262 years the Marine Society has been supporting seafarers to get ahead in their careers. Today, we offer a range of educational qualifications, from GCSE’s to Masters degrees, as well as a range of scholarships to help seafarers on their way. To celebrate Merchant Navy Day here are a couple of stories from our students.

William Sowter

“I’ve been in the yachting industry for the past ten years, working up to Chief Officer level. As the...

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WE MAKE LEARNING POSSIBLE WHEREVER YOU ARE

WE MAKE LEARNING POSSIBLE WHEREVER YOU ARE

Our summer 2018 GCSE and A Level results saw some outstanding achievements.

Our understanding of the seafarer’s way of life and our unique situation to enter students for GCSE/A level examinations wherever they find themselves at exam time shows our commitment to making sure they receive the very best support. This year’s results at GCSE and A Level demonstrate just how effective that support is.

Our GCSE/A Level courses offer an unmatched...

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BECOMING A MARINE SUPERINTENDENT - PART II

BECOMING A MARINE SUPERINTENDENT - PART II

Last week, Marine Society supporter Mike Wall discussed what being a Marine Superintendent entails. This week he explains what skills and qualifications you’ll need, and his pros and cons of the job.

It is preferred that the prospective marine superintendent will have a Class 1 certificate of competency from an IMO white list country with a minimum of five years’ command experience as chief engineer or master. He should have knowledge of...

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BECOMING A MARINE SUPERINTENDENT - PART I

BECOMING A MARINE SUPERINTENDENT - PART I

Following on from his article about becoming a marine surveyor, Marine Society supporter Mike Wall is back with his thoughts on what being a marine superintendent entails, and how to go about it. In earlier articles, we looked at coming ashore and becoming a marine surveyor. The other natural progression for senior officers on leaving the sea is that of a marine superintendent. So what does the job involve and how can you give yourself a...

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Seafarer Wellbeing: Getting the Most Out of Life at Sea

Seafarer Wellbeing: Getting the Most Out of Life at Sea

Mental health is no longer a taboo subject. In recent years, individuals and organisations are realising that mental wellbeing is one of the biggest factors contributing to career success and overall life satisfaction. People who look after their mental health are happier, more successful, and get more out of their social and professional lives. Mental ill-health can stop you working effectively.

Seafaring is no average career. Mariners...

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