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Three ships in port at Portsmouth International Port

Happening across two evenings on the 3 and 10 July, careers advisors and teachers are invited to find out more about the wide range of well-paid maritime and logistics careers available in the Solent region.

Did you know that In Portsmouth, the average maritime salary is 50% higher than the national average, and nearly half of all jobs in the Solent region are linked to maritime and logistics?

The opportunities for careers in the sector are vast, so Portsmouth International Port and Wightlink Isle of Wight ferries have come together to highlight maritime and logistics careers as positive choices that students could be aiming for.

To build knowledge within schools of the opportunities, they will be hosting two evenings for careers advisors and teachers. These events will will bring together staff from across maritime and logistics sector, including Portico, Solent University, Geest, the South Coast Institute of Technology, COWSec and Maritime UK Solent.

Wightlink ferry
Wightlink’s flagship Victoria of Wight. Image courtesy of Wightlink.

There will also be educators who are already using maritime and logistics examples to support their curriculums, and attendees will also get ‘behind the scenes’ tours of the port and Wightlink’s flagship Victoria of Wight.

Cllr Suzy Horton, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Children, Families & Education at Portsmouth City Council, who own and operate Portsmouth International Port said:

“There are a wealth of opportunities in the maritime and logistics sector here in Portsmouth and in the wider region, so I’m delighted to see the port and Wightlink collaborate on these events.

“The industry offers careers at sea and ashore, with roles ranging from operations and engineering right through to marketing and customer service. With our ambitious plans for growth at the city’s port, alongside bold aims to tackle emissions and carbon, we’ll need the right people to help us achieve them.”

The events will be hosted at the following venues:

  • 5pm, 3 July: Portsmouth International Port’s terminal building (George Byng Way, Portsmouth PO2 8SP)
  • 4.30pm, 10 July: Wightlink’s Gunwharf car ferry terminal (Gunwharf Rd, Portsmouth, PO1 2LA)

There are still spaces available for teachers and careers advisors to join. Please get in contact with if you are interested in attending.