Viking Maritime Launch

Showcasing a life on the ocean wave from Dover!

Careers and training in the maritime sector are being showcased in Dover this week as the Port of Dover, P&O Ferries, and DFDS Seaways all look to recruit new apprentices.  The Dover Maritime Skills Academy is also hosting a Taster Day on Thursday, 3 August to showcase its Level 3 Diploma in Marine Engineering offered in conjunction with East Kent College.

Dover is Europe’s busiest ferry port and provides a wide range of skilled maritime professions, from deck officers and ratings, to marine and electrical engineers, along with a wide range of on-board catering roles. 

DFDS is currently recruiting 12 apprentices for its 2017 intake at Dover.  The company operates a fleet of six ships from Dover to both Calais and Dunkerque.  P&O Ferries is also recruiting deck and engineering apprentices for its Dover-based fleet.

The Dover Maritime Skills Academy was officially opened in 2016 and offers a wide range of professional development for seafarers, including survival, firefighting, and first aid courses.  The next phase of development will include navigation and engineering simulators.

On Thursday 3 August (10am-1pm) the Academy throws open its doors to potential students of the new Level 3 Diploma in Marine Engineering with East Kent College.  Students will have an opportunity to meet the tutors, review the course content, and have a go in the survival pool (swimwear and towels required!)

Posted on 31/07/2017