Sea to City initiative
Nautilus International and Maritime London have launched a 'Sea to City' initiative to encourage seafarers who are looking to move ashore to consider moving to City jobs.
The maritime professional services sector has a constant requirement for seafaring skills in order to remain effective. London is seen as one of the major global hubs for the maritime services sector (known as 'City' jobs) and therefore Nautilus members in the UK are perfectly placed to take advantage of these opportunities when they choose to move into a shore-based position.
A Nautilus International survey in 2019 found that many seafarers do not get much information from their companies on the opportunities that exist ashore and most are unaware of what additional qualifications or training they might need to make the most of a career move.
What is Nautilus doing?
Nautilus International and Maritime London, the industry body representing maritime professional services in the UK of which Nautilus is a member, have launched a new initiative 'Sea to City' to encourage seafarers who are looking to move ashore to consider moving to City jobs.
This project will highlight the job opportunities that exist in the sector, as well as the skills and qualifications needed to take advantage of them. It is also organising a small mentoring scheme to pair members currently working in the maritime services sector with those who may be considering a move.
Members who work in maritime services are encouraged to come forward to provide advice and support and to apply to be mentors. Members currently working at sea who would be interested in being a mentor for those already working in the sector should also apply.
A special symposium planned for November 2020 was postponed due to the covid-19 pandemic, and will now be held in September 2021 during London International Shipping Week.
To apply to be a mentor or receive mentoring please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.