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Free Access to Learning Suite

Our Coming Ashore programme provides free access to our Learn@Sea education suite, see below our list of courses:

Communications@Sea, English@Sea, English@Sea Plus, Environment@Sea, Leadership@Sea, Management@Sea, Maths@Sea, Maths@Sea Plus, Meteorology@Sea, Navigation@Sea, Navigation@Sea Plus, Stability@Sea, Trade@Sea, Writing@Sea

Alternatively, we also offer free access to Shipping@Shore (normally £99) to all mentees.


20% eBSI course for Coming Ashore Mentees

Marine Society has partnered with Integrated Learning Solutions (ILS) to offer an online learning suite which will allow Coming Ashore Mentees to follow a learning path that reflects their own interests and career development needs, offering a 20% discount.

Mentees will have one year’s access to the entire Continuous Professional Development (CPD) catalogue of eBSI Export Academy which includes courses in the areas of International Trade, Trade Finance, Export Sales, Management and Leadership, Health and Safety, Microsoft Office Tools, Human Resources and Digital Marketing, as well as substantial courses in the areas of personal and career development. 

For further information and to request a brochure please contact


Honourable Company of Master Mariners & The Marine Society Present 'Careers Ashore'

This webinar includes a plethora of guest speakers including Coming Ashore mentor Steve Cameron sharing their experiences of how they transitioned to a shore side as well as further tips and guidance.

Click here for webinar transcript 


Careers at Sea and Ashore

 This interactive graphic provides a visual representation of the many routes at sea and ashore available in the maritime sector.


Career Transition Partnership 

Organisation that supports ex-servicemen and women to transition into civilian life. 


Commercial Shipping @ Shore

Commercial Shipping is designed to prepare you for a career in the shore based side of the shipping industry.

Having an understanding of the whole industry will set you up for a successful career in any of the paths you choose to go down within the industry.

FREE to Coming Ashore Mentees. To request access please email


Spotlight Personality Profiling Tool

We are offering free access to the Spotlight’s personality profiling tool  for our Coming Ashore members.

In order to forge a successful path on the Coming Ashore programme, it is vital to have heightened self-awareness and clarity on your development when changing occupations.
Understanding your behavioural traits and how to channel them in a way that benefits you and your career could provide that all important advantage that is often needed to thrive in a role, or to help you get that role you want.
This tool takes you through a 15-minute development form testing your knowledge of your own ability on a plethora of work related tasks. The answers to these questions will highlight your strengths, risks, frustrations and challenges, building a comprehensive summary of your individual personality and style.
You can then assign yourself a development goal from your results and address the challenge you have set yourself by changing your behaviour accordingly.

Spotlight Review Service

You will be given a 30 minute Spotlight debrief per request. This would be an additional self-investmetn in your own personal development. While the Facet5 Spotlight report can be read without a 1:1 conversation with an accredited practitioner, a conversation and walk through the report will provide you with a deeper understanding and the opportunity to focus on key areas as you search for your next career move ashore. This would be particularly helpful in preperation for the Mentoring sessions. Cost- £100 per 30 minute debrief session.

(The Spotlight report is funded by the Coming Ashore programme and free to mentees, this debrief service is however payable to the mentee at a significantly discounted rate)

CV review, advice and guidance service

A one-to-one with a maritime HR professional will give Mentees the opportunity to have their CV reviewed, increased job application and interview success

· A full review of the current CV, including content, format, style
· 30 mins 1:1 meeting to provide coaching/ feedback
· Advice on how to get the best out of your CV
· Tips on common pitfalls/ errors
· Ensure links understood with CV & Interview


Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers 

Professional accreditation and membership gained through achieving the Institute examinations that are held globally. Discounts on ICS books via the Marine Society online bookstore 


Life after Yachting

Helping those in the yacht sector make the transition ashore 


Lloyds Maritime Academy 

Provider of distance learning professional certificates and diplomas in maritime-related professions: 


Marine Society Bookstore

Category-specific reading lists for job sector roles within shoreside maritime

Cargo Handling
Law, Insurance & Economics
Maritime Business and Management
Maritime Safety and Security
Marine Surveying
Ship Construction, Naval Architecture
Ship Management


Maritime London 

Membership body for London-based firms in the maritime sector 


Maritime UK 

National membership body for maritime institutions and employers. Tasked with implementing the Government’s Maritime 2050 strategy