As part of London International Shipping Week (LISW), Nautilus International teamed up with the MNTB and UK Chamber of Shipping to answer one of members’ most frequently asked questions — So where are the jobs?
In the last two years the Union has highlighted a number of reports which reveal a global shortage of seafarers, but for many members — especially those who lost their jobs in the oil downturn or who recently completed their cadetship — this demand is a long way from their reality.
The LISW event took place on Tuesday 12 September and brought together government, industry and union representatives to provide seafarers with an insight into where to look for their next position.
This panel discussion and audience debate covered seafarer employment and training statistics and projections, economic drivers and market forces, job creation and recruitment.
It formed part of a day long ‘LISW skills and careers hub’ which also saw debates on fair treatment and inclusivity at sea, and an exhibition of the opportunities available at sea.
So where are the jobs? was held at the UK Chamber of Shipping from 10.30 until 14.00 and included a networking lunch.
The inclusivity and fair treatment seminar took place from 08.30 until 10.30. This event was invitation only, for more information please email Donna Stevens.
The spotlight on maritime careers event took place from 13.30 to 16.30 and aimed to inform careers professionals and youth leaders on the merits and opportunities of a career at sea for the next generation. This event was held in conjunction with LISW17.
Taking place from September 11 to 15, LISW17 was the must-attend event of the global maritime calendar with more than 140 industry functions and unique networking opportunities.
For more information about LISW17 or to find out how to register for the next event please visit the London International Shipping week website, or download the LISW17 app by searching for LISW at the Google Play Store or London International Shipping Week at the App Store.
Monday, July 17, 2017