Category: Careers

UN shipping agency urges more women to climb aboard, fuel sustainable growth

The historically male-dominated shipping industry should clear the decks for a new generation of women, whose empowerment would help fuel economic growth, and speed up the drive towards “safe, secure, clean and sustainable shipping”. That’s according to the International Maritime Organization, IMO, which has made empowering women the theme for this year’s World Maritime Day,…

Roundtable: the women fighting for equality in maritime

Representing only a fraction of the maritime industry’s largely male-dominated workforce, women are pushing for change and equality. With several recruitment initiatives kicking off across the sector, we asked leading women in the industry: what needs to be done to attract more female workers to the maritime sector? The year 2019 is (hopefully) going to…

Third officer Ellie Johnson offers insights for ‘summoning strength from within’ to break down barriers at sea

Oil sector third officer Ellie Johnson is a Careers at Sea Ambassador, a passionate promoter of the benefits of a maritime career, and adept at overcoming gender negativity. What is a typical day in your job? I am currently serving as a third officer on an oil shipping fleet. I have just returned from a…

Pay attention to equality ‘basics’ to encourage more women at sea, says ETO cadet Catherine Caseman

ETO cadet Catherine Caseman works on oil tankers. She says careers at sea could be more inclusive by getting the basics right – such a providing correctly fitting safety clothing, gender neutral documentation, and for companies to bring back support for chartership status. What is a typical day in your job? I have spent much…

First four UK companies gain Women in Maritime diversity charter certification

The UK Women in Maritime Charter gender diversity programme has been formally launched with four UK companies signing up to the full programme. Maritime UK launched the Women in Maritime Charter in September 2018 as the centrepiece of its efforts to boost gender diversity across the maritime sector. Companies were invited to pilot the charter…

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