Merchant Navy Open Day - Courses & Training Information

Event Date: 
Saturday, November 23, 2019 -
09:30 to 15:00


Our Merchant Navy Open Day will give you an insight into a career in the maritime industry and the training programmes you need to qualify as a ship's navigation or engineer officer in the merchant navy.  It will take place in our award-winning Riverside Campus on the River Clyde at 21 Thistle Street, Glasgow G5 9XB.  We are open from 9.30am-3pm.

What to Expect on the Day

  • You can talk to our current cadets who'll share their experience of training and life as a cadet at the College and on board ship.  Read about our student Jake Napoli who is studying for an HND in Marine Engineering.
  • Recruitment & training representatives from shipping companies and lecturers from the college will be here all day to share information with you about our courses and a life at sea.  Shipping companies that have attended in the past include - Clyde Marine Training, Ship Safe Training Group, Royal Fleet Auxiliary, Royal Navy Reserves, V-ships, Shell, Carnival Cruises, Chiltern Maritime, Princess Cruises, Anglo Eastern, Stream Marine, AW crewing, RFA.
  • Our ship simulators and working engine room will be open all day for visitors to take part in activities.
  • To promote careers at sea for women, we will have a "Women Into Maritime" stand with ambassadors and female cadets on hand to share their experience.
  • It is a good idea to have a copy of your CV with you. It means you can pass this to the companies who are attending on the day, and potentially receive an interview from them.
  • We are open from 9:30am – 3pm so pop in and have a chat.

If you are unable to attend the Open Day and are interested in finding out more please email and we will do our best to arrange a visit for you.