Ocean Careers Event during Ocean Business
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Ocean Careers Event during Ocean Business

Ocean Careers is a three-day event running alongside Ocean Business from 9 to 11 April 2013 at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton, UK. The event provides information about careers within the ocean technology, marine science and offshore industry sectors. Graduates and students currently studying engineering, science or mathematics, as well as students who have already opted to study marine-related subjects, can learn more about the global career openings on offer in this exciting, forward-thinking and diverse industry.

The industry has seen unprecedented and continued growth and a rapid development of technologies applied to ocean survey and research. Ocean Careers will help students realise how skills can be utilised, gain an understanding of what employers are looking for and find out more about grants/funding schemes.

Presentations and Meetings

The event is made up of a combination of industry presentations from professionals in the industry and a series of one-on-one speedy meetings. The meetings are on a first-come, first-served basis and provide industry experts and potential employees with the opportunity to meet face to face.

Ocean Careers is free to attend and runs alongside Ocean Business, the hands-on ocean technology exhibition and training forum. Ocean Business boasts an exhibition of over 300 companies, bringing the world’s leading manufacturers and service providers in the industry under one roof. Students and other attendees also get the unique chance to test-drive equipment and systems with over 180 hours of free training and demonstration sessions held on vessels at the dockside, in the test tank and in seminar rooms.

Meeting at the Heart of the Industry

Marie Shipman, who manages the Ocean Careers event, adds that this will be the third Ocean Careers to be held at Ocean Business and it will once again offer a busy schedule. The event is a great opportunity to bring industry experts and employees together, whilst providing a great insight into the heart of industry at the Ocean Business event.

Ocean Careers is supported by IMCA (International Marine Contractors Association), SUT (Society of Underwater Technology), SMI (Society of Maritime Industries), the UK Hydrographic Society, The Challenger Society for Marine Science and IMarEST (Institue of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology).

Buses are provided direct to the NOC from many UK universities. Students should contact their university for more information. Ocean Careers and Ocean Business are free to attend. For more information and to register, please visit the website.