Coming Ashore Newsletter:                                    September/October 2022
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On a bi-monthly basis, we will be providing you with news updates, as well as tips and guidance on our Coming Ashore programme.
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We are pleased to announce that Thomas Miller have offered an industry placement opportunity, available to mentees on the Coming Ashore Programme.

More Industry placement opportunities are also on the horizon courtesy of the Coming Ashore programme. Marine Society are working closely with Ince & Co, McGill & Partners and The Workboat Assocation who are employers willing to offer work experience placements to Coming Ashore mentees.
Mentors will also be informed of these opportunities so they can share and recommend specific placements with their mentees. Details will shared via the Coming Ashore LinkedIn Group and   mentees can apply for the placement directly through the employer.

Marine Society have formed a new partnership with Onboard Maritime, thanks to Coming Ashore mentor Sanket Mahajan, who is helping to promote our new suite of Commercial Shipping courses - Learn@Shore.
The courses are suitable for seafarers coming ashore and maritime professionals who are already ashore and wanting to hone their skills further.
All thirteen courses cost £50.00 each. Coming Ashore mentees can have free access to one of these courses.


Here are the titles of all the Learn@Shore courses we have available to purchase. Each course lasts for three months and costs £50 except CommercialShipping@Shore which is a larger course costing £99. 

Commercial Shipping@Shore
Dry Cargo Chartering
Economics of Sea Transport
Introduction to Shipping
Liner Trades
Logistics and Multi-Modal Transport
Marine Insurance
Port Agency
Port and Terminal Management
Ship Operations and Management
Ship Sale and Purchase
Shipping Business
Shipping Law
Tanker Chartering


We are delighted to welcome a new member of the Marine Society Team – Jessica Dickson.

Jessica is our new Maritime Programmes, Welfare and Development Officer who will be assisting with the day-to-day administration and ongoing promotion of the Coming Ashore Programme, coordinating with Mentors and Mentees, working alongside our current team.
Jessica is an ex-Sea Cadet and ex- Seafarer who joined the maritime industry in 2013 when she secured a sponsored Deck Cadet position with Royal Caribbean at Warsash Maritime Academy. She then spent the next three years training to secure her OOW Unlimited licence and Foundation Degree before qualifying as a Deck Officer in 2016.
Jessica, upon qualifying, spent the next few years working for Princess Cruises and Royal Caribbean as a 2nd Officer before deciding to come ashore in 2018. For the next four years she  worked for a Maritime Recruitment company in the UK and most recently  joined the Marine Society team in early October 2022.
Jessica is excited to be a part of the team and looking forward to working closely with the Coming Ashore programme, supporting its Mentors and Mentees.
Jessica can be contacted at
Idwal Marine - Technical Assistant (Remote) 

Idwal are currently recruiting for a Technical Assistant based in the UK to join the global technical team. On Completion of training, partial responsibility will be held for allocated customer-related technical reports and review of surveyor-originated data.

Location: Cardiff / Remote
Two Positions Available

Senior Instructor (Marine Simulation) MSA Portsmouth | Viking Maritime Group | LinkedIn

They are seeking an individual for a full-time Maritime Simulator Instructor (Marine Simulation) role to support the design, development and delivery of our Deck simulation and management-level courses at The Maritime Skills Academy (MSA) Portsmouth training centre.

Location: Portsmouth, UK

Type: Full-time
Career Manager - Technical | Carnival UK (P&O Cruises & Cunard) | LinkedIn

Carnival UK are recruiting for a Manager, Maritime Careers & Promotions – Technical to join the team.
As the Manager, Maritime Careers & Promotions – Technical you will be responsible for delivering Career Management for Technical (Engineering & Electro-Tech) Officers.

18-month Fixed Term Contract

Location: Southampton

(Maritime Advisor | UK Hydrographic Office | LinkedIn

It is an exciting time to join UKHO as they continue to move towards producing digital Sailing Direction volumes. Sailing Direction volumes provide essential information to support port entry and coastal navigation for all classes of ships at sea. Quality is paramount and as a Maritime Advisor, you will ensure the volumes of Sailing Directions are safe, accurate, clear to users, whilst remaining comprehensive, and up to date including Section IV Notice to Mariners.

Location: Taunton, Somerset / Hybrid

Hours: Flexible, Full time, Part time, Job share

Contract: Permanent
UK Vessel Traffic Services Policy Officer | Maritime and Coastguard Agency | LinkedIn

Job description
MCA are looking for a Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) professional, or an individual who holds an STCW II/3 qualification or higher, to join the MCA team in the role of UK Vessel Traffic Services Policy Officer. The successful candidate will be the subject matter expert for VTS and point of contact for VTS centres and will provide operational expertise to a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, ensuring that the MCA’s VTS Policy is delivered correctly

Location: Southampton
Border Force - Border Force Officer - Core and Mobile Teams | UK Home Office | LinkedIn

You would be responsible for delivering a wide variety of tasks, in an airport, seaport/maritime environment or international rail environment
There are 2 types of roles available – Core Team and Mobile Team. In a core team your daily activities are likely to take place in a single location/port. Within a mobile team you will be required to travel between multiple ports within a region often starting and ending shifts in different locations and you may be deployed more frequently away from your ‘home’ location.

Location : Various, UK
We are delighted to be able share news about our mentees who have successfully come through the programme and found a maritime jobs ashore. 

This programme was developed to create success stories from our participants with the support of the programme’s mentors, just like the ones you will see below.

Congratulations to these mentees who have obtained new shore-side roles.
(For confidentiality reasons we are only displaying the initials of mentees, their new job role and organisation)

(Consultant Master Mariner - Wave Group)

(UK Cruise & Defence Manager -
 GAC UK Ltd)

(Trainee Marine Surveyor - Maritime & Coastguard Agency)

(Trainee Humber Pilot - APB Humber)

(ABL Group Senior Surveyor, Dubai)

"The mentoring sessions were certainly beneficial for me. I lacked confidence having been at sea and the mentoring sessions helped boost my confidence, especially considering that I was only a 3rd Engineer at the time and there were others with years of experience looking for similar roles ashore.

My mentor advised on the right approach in contacting and connecting with companies and institutions that I was interested in and gave me the sound guidance I needed e.g. with CV preparation and contacts. As a result of this I reached out to a colleague in my current company who helped me secure an interview. I would not have done this without the mentoring sessions I had with my mentor." 

- Nixon Joseph - Marine Surveyor (Ex 3rd Engineer)
  (Mentor: Steve Cameron)
At the Marine Society, we pride ourselves on having a library that offers an eclectic mix of books covering all aspects of the maritime industry.
There are many library categories that fit selected shore side job roles and could help you in your independent research , in addition to being given guidance by your mentor.
See below four popular books amongst customers either already in a shore side role or interested in obtaining one.



Ship Operations and Management 
His title is a vital learning tool for those starting work in this sector and is also a valuable reference for anyone who wants to broaden their general knowledge of the shipping industry.

Business and Economics of Port Management
Business and Economics of Port Management is a comprehensive but concise textbook and reference for insights into the workings of port industry from the business and economics perspectives.

Break Bulk and Cargo Management
This book covers the subjects of break bulk cargo, general cargo and project cargo, and how these cargoes are shipped. It deals with the cargoes themselves, the vessels used for their carriage, and how the carriage is managed using the process of vessel chartering. Alongside these, it also covers offshore vessel management and how offshore supply vessels are used to carry cargoes to offshore oil and gas installations.

Responsibility and Accountability in Maritime Law
Responsibility and Accountability in Maritime Law: Criminalisation of the Ship’s Master
Everyone that signs up to the Coming Ashore programme becomes a part of a community who are all searching for the same thing – that perfect role ashore.
Join our LinkedIn Coming Ashore Group and use this as a forum to post any questions ,information  or general comments with like-minded individuals. This is a private group where we follow ‘Chatham House’ rules of confidentiality.

Our mentors are encouraged to share any relevant information, job vacancies, resources that would benefit the Coming Ashore mentees, so be sure to look out for any posts.

We hope that you to use this as a space to voice your queries and enlighten us on your individual journeys.
Alternatively, if you would like to contact the Marine Society team directly about the programme please email us:

If you need any help in your search for a shore side role, please go to our jobs ashore page where you will find a plethora of recruitment agency links that specialise in maritime shore side roles.
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