Nautilus members get active to inspire future seafarers

Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy career fair

Nautilus Young Maritime Professionals Forum chair Martyn Gray (above) explains how to become a seafarer to pupils at Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy in Runcorn in February.

They were among about 50 students aged 14-16 visiting a careers fair at the independent academy. Mr Gray — an engineering officer — and Nautilus organiser Lee Moon represented the Union as part of its ‘inspiring the future’ visits to schools. 

The schools’ initiative was developed two years ago through the Union’s partnership with the Merchant Navy Training Board’s Careers at Sea volunteer ambassadors programme. The Union plans to extend its schools initiative later in the year by inviting students interested in a maritime career to attend ship visits.

The Union supports school visits as it provides an opportunity to promote seafaring as a career early on to both pupils and careers advisors, and encourage membership to get active in career awareness-raising.

Members willing to volunteer their time and take part in events at school or colleges with Union officials should contact Lee Moon; tel +44 (0)151 639 8454; or email [email protected].

Tuesday, February 14, 2017