Training the next generation of seafarers, as well as keeping the skills and certification of existing seafarers current is carried out by specialist departments within a small number of colleges and universities within the UK.

There is also a large number of training companies that provide various courses to ensure seafarers are up to date. Such organisations will have lecturer and trainer posts that are filled by ex-seafarers. There are a number of job roles within Maritime Education and training and companies may call them by different titles, but some of these can be found on the map.

Find an outline of main sectors ashore here.