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“If you enjoy being out at sea this job career could be for you.”

Skippers are in overall charge of boats; this could be fishing vessels, tourist boats, transportation vessels or private liners.

You will be responsible for the overall running of the vessel and crew. Navigation, communication and health and safety skills are essential in the role. Determination and commitment are important qualities when working at sea.

Opportunities can come through work experience or on the job training through employers such as the Merchant Navy. Those working in the maritime industry have the opportunity to work all over the world.

Skills you'll learn at South Devon College

  • safe working in the marine environment
  • maintenance and servicing of vessels, marine engines, fuel systems and equipment
  • advanced navigation
  • competency as a crew member
  • people and communication skills

Your future

  • Almost 85% of science, research, engineering and technology roles will require qualifications at level 3 or above by 2020
  • Water and sewerage jobs are expanded to expand by 39% across the South West by 2020
  • 32,000 new jobs will be created nationally in the water and sewerage sector by 2020. A 20% increase, 190,000 in total
  • 100% of Noss Marine Academy students moved forward into a positive destination, including employment, apprenticeships and further study
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