Warsash Maritime Academy held there ‘Careers in Maritime’ virtual open day on Thursday 2nd July, which aimed to give potential cadets an insight into what a career in the maritime industry has to offer, and the training programmes necessary to qualify as a ship’s navigation, engineer or electro-technical officer in the merchant navy and superyacht industry.

Head of Cadet Education, Giuseppe Saieva kicked off the day by introducing himself and lecturers Lars Lippuner and Suzanne Galloway and giving an overview of life at the college.

Attendees where then able to attend separate sessions on what a career as either a Deck and Navigation or Engineering Officer entails – career prospects, roles and responsibilities and types of vessels you may work on – and insight to both these disciplines was provided by current cadets at the college.

It wasn’t all presentations, however, with prospective cadets allowed to ask their own questions, with many focused on how the college will adapt in a COVID age.

Giuseppe was able to answer those questions by stating that following government guidelines and road maps, the college hopes to be operating at something close to ‘normal’ when sessions begin in September, but that considerable time and investment had taken place to ensure that a blended learning environment was in place, that in many ways will benefit students more as there is now the option to go back and re-watch lectures.

All in all, it was a very well received event, and we look forward to hopefully receiving applications from those who attended!