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Maritime

Outstanding facilities, expert tutors and an exceptional graduate to employment rate have secured the Fleetwood Nautical Campus an international reputation for excellence. This is underpinned by a 129-year history of providing high quality maritime training to industry and the superior calibre of our students: we have won the Maritime and Coastguard Agency Officer Trainee of the Year Award nine times in twelve years.

Regarded as one of the UK’s top nautical institutions, the Fleetwood Nautical Campus offers top-quality further and higher education, underpinned by Ofsted Grade 1 Outstanding status and commendations from the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA).

Our strong industry partnerships provide students with excellent employment opportunities. 

Internationally, we have an established relationship with The Mumbai Maritime Training Institute (MMTI) in delivering our blended learning programmes and our agent in India, Uniseas Marine Services is there to assist students in India to access Fleetwood Nautical Campus courses.

Discover how Fleetwood Nautical Campus can help you begin or advance your career in the maritime industry.

Contact us on T 01253 504 800 or E maritime@blackpool.ac.uk.

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Careers Content

Careers

There are plenty of exciting careers in the maritime sector to choose from – both on and offshore. As a Deck, Engineering or Electro-Technical Officer you could be in charge of operating and managing commercial ships. While becoming a Rating would make the most of your broad seafaring skills – from navigation and engine room maintenance to Catering, Hospitality and other Onboard Services.

For shore-based jobs in ship management and other marine industries, you’ll find incredibly varied and rewarding opportunities such as maritime law, surveying ships or training future seafarers.

Most popular career routes:

Deck Cadet | Engineering Cadet | Electro Technical Officer Cadet | Captain | Navigation (Deck) Officer | Engineering Officer | Electro-Technical Officer

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£32,000
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average starting salary Fleetwood Nautical Campus maritime graduates
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£54,000
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average experienced salary per year (Engineering Officer)
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What our staff and cadets say


What the shipping companies say

Why choose Fleetwood Nautical Campus?


Number 1

Ofsted Grade 1

An Ofsted Grade 1 Outstanding College

125+ Years

125+ years' experience

125+ years’ experience of delivering maritime industry education and training

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Commendations from QAA

Commendations from The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA)

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Support

Lots of individual support

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Expert Tutors

Highly qualified tutors with lots of industry experience

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Facilities

Excellent purpose-built facilities, including a new marine engineering centre

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Graduate to employment rate

An exceptionally high graduate to employment rate

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Professional development

Embedded professional development, including an exciting programme of adventure-based training

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Student body

A richly diverse student body


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Cadet experience

We are dedicated to supporting the development of our cadets, from the theory of ship construction and hard skills of fire-fighting through to the ‘soft’ skills everyone needs to work and lead effectively. To this end we have a dedicated department offering activity-based training and enrichment programmes.

Cadet Development Course (CDC): Activities begin with a four-day induction programme in the Lake District designed to challenge you and get you thinking about yourself, how you work with others and how you manage tasks.

Activity-Based Training (ABT): All Phase 1 cadets will also participate in a weekly programme of experiential learning activities.

Enrichment: Most evenings and some weekends there will be free or competitively priced activities for students to participate in, which provide an opportunity to relax, have fun, keep fit and meet senior cadets.

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Apply for a place!

It's easy to apply - you just need to click on your chosen programme then click on the 'apply' or 'enquire' button.

If you’re applying to a sponsor, visit the Careers at Sea website to find out more about taking the officer route or come to our next Careers Day.

How to Apply

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If you're not sure which course to choose, see the qualifications and study programmes we offer.

And if you want to chat with one of our experts, we're here Monday to Friday:







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GWO
NCFE
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Opito
QAA
Oil and Gas UK
UK Chamber of Shipping
UNISEAS
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