Today, young students across Scotland will be learning their exam results, and for some they won’t be what they are expecting or hoping for.
Clyde Marine Training are proud supporters of #NoWrongPath, a social media movement which celebrates the range and diversity of career paths in Scotland. The campaign aims to provide inspiration and reassurance to young people who are receiving their exam results.
At CMT, we recognise that some young people may be disheartened by their exam results and so we are aiming to show young people that many people in interesting job roles across Scotland may not have taken a straight, obvious or traditional path to get there.
And what better way to do that, than by highlighting two members of our own team!
CMT General Manager Katy Womersley left school at 16 to go to college but dropped out due to the course being the wrong choice.
She then decided to go to nautical college and after graduating began her career in the maritime industry as a deck officer cadet, gaining sea time with Boston Putfords.
Katy then spent her seagoing career with Gardline Surveys Ltd as a 2nd officer before joining Clyde Marine Training as Training Facilitator, developing and delivering STCW short courses.
She then moved into the position of Training Supervisor before becoming Training Manager in 2011, with overall responsibility for the recruitment and progress of our cadets as well as overseeing the training team, and later Operational Manager.
In 2018 Katy became the General Manager and is responsible for the day to day operations of Clyde Marine Training, deputising for the Director.
Training Officer Liam Turbet left school at 18 to go to university, but found that he wasn’t enjoying the course, and began to look at what other options might be open to him and discovered the Merchant Navy.
Sponsored by Clyde Marine Training and Royal Caribbean, Liam began his Merchant Navy career in January 2014, gaining his Professional Diploma in Marine Operations and his Certificate of Competency before working as a 3rd Officer with Serco Marine, UK Dredging and CalMac Ferries.
In April 2018, Liam got the opportunity to return to Clyde Marine Training to become a Training Officer, and now looks after the training for the Tyne Coast College cadets in South Shields.
If you are one of the students who finds themselves wondering what is the next step after receiving your results, please visit – https://www.nowrongpath.scot/ – which contains links and resources to help you make your next decision.