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Coming Ashore reaches 200th milestone

Coming Ashore reaches 200th milestone

Marine Society are proud to announce that our Coming Ashore programme reached its 200th applicant this month. This has been achieved in under a year since the programme’s launch back in February 2020.

From its original inception back in 2016, Coming Ashore has developed into a flourishing multifaceted programme of support that is helping make a clear path for seafarers transitioning to a shoreside role.

This milestone is a landmark for the...

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Slater Scholarship applicants cap lifted for 2021 submissions

Slater Scholarship applicant cap lifted for 2021 submissions

For many decades Marine Society has proudly managed The Slater Scholarship programme on behalf of Nautilus International.

These ‘gold standard’ scholarships offer Merchant Navy seafarers up to £18,500 towards gaining their officer of the watch qualification and as a result, more than a thousand seafarers have successfully progressed their seagoing career in the last ten years alone.

During 2020, a downturn in income meant the fund was only...

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Developing Seafarers - Level 3 Maritime Mathematics and Vessel Stability qualifications launch

Developing Seafarers - Level 3 Awards in Maritime Mathematics and Vessel Stability launch

Our Learn@Sea courses have been received positively from all walks of seafarer life, and now we are proud to launch two accredited qualifications by Open Awards: Level 3 Award inMaritime Mathematics and Level 3 Award in Vessel Stability.

These A-level equivalent qualifications have been created to support seafarers’ development in order to further their maritime career.

The units contain learning outcomes and assessment criteria that are...

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Covid-19 Redundancy and Retraining Bursary Fund Launches

Covid-19 Redundancy and Retraining Bursary Fund Launches

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused a lot of industries to reluctantly close their doors temporarily with staff members being caught in this unprecedented wave of uncertainty, having to settle for the government furlough scheme or worse; redundancy.

We have joined forces with an alliance of maritime welfare charities Maritime Charities Group (MCG), the Merchant Navy Welfare Board (MNWB) and Trinity House to launch a bursary fund solely catering...

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Fisherman’s Mission supports the Learn@Sea offer

Fisherman’s Mission supports the Learn@Sea offer

Our Learn@Sea courses have been created to cater for every seafarer across the maritime sector, whether you are a Bosun’s Mate or a Captain of a vessel. Everyone should feel they have the opportunity to gain an education at sea and our award-winning suite of courses helps fulfil that.

The key to making this a success is to spread the word as quickly as possible. Therefore we have collaborated with the Fisherman’s Mission, a Fisherman’s...

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