Maritime UK Week 2020 – 12 – 18 October
At National Maritime Museum Cornwall we protect and celebrate our past and act as custodians of our shared maritime heritage. But we also explore our future – the future of our oceans, coastal communities and the maritime world.
Maritime UK Week is our chance to shine a spotlight on the UK’s incredible maritime sector, the role it plays today and its future.
For example, did you know that the maritime sector supports over 1 million jobs and contributes £46.1bn to our economy? It is responsible for facilitating 95% of UK global trade, worth over £500bn per year and it makes a greater contribution to the UK economy than both rail and air combined. Put simply, maritime touches every part of our lives without us really knowing it.
Being a part of this sector is hugely varied – from working at sea or in a port, to working in the City of London or in Falmouth, cleaning the oceans of plastics or designing superyachts – maritime is big business and it is exciting, rewarding and unlike working in any other industry.
With the global maritime sector expected to double in size to be worth $3 trillion by 2030, maritime needs the next generation of innovators and problem solvers to join the sector and help shape the future of the world we live in.
There are numerous routes into a career in maritime, including university qualifications and apprenticeships, which you can find out more about on the Maritime UK website.
Throughout Maritime UK Week 2020 there will be a combination of virtual and physical events, taking place across the breadth of the sector and the length of the country, including:
• Virtual tours of ports and ships
• A virtual career fair
• ‘Maritime in the 21st century’ at maritime museums
The week will also be used to highlight and celebrate the maritime sector, its role, and the various careers available across what is one of Britain’s biggest industries. The rewards of working in the maritime sector has been one of the UK’s best kept secrets, it’s time to share the good news.