Working alongside the Department for Transport (DfT) and the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers(ICS), Maritime UK have launched a new ‘Maritime and Me’ campaign, aiming to profile women and encourage girls and young women to join the sector. Maritime and Me features a range of case studies of women working in different parts of the sector, in both sea and shore-based roles, as well as a suite of resources aimed at audiences both inside and outside the sector. The campaign sits together with other Maritime UK initiatives, such as the Women in Maritime programme, and the wider Maritime Careers campaign.
The Department for Transport is funding the campaign, which has been created in direct response to the recommendation set out in the Maritime 2050 strategy.
As part of this, WISE have created a brand new My Skills My Life pack for the Maritime industry. In this Maritime & Me resource, you can find women working as Civil Project Engineers, Marine Officers and Engineers, Oceanographers and Deck Officers for all sorts of different organisations – large and small. It is a real eye-opener for girls and their families to the sheer variety of opportunities available to them.
You can download the role model pack here.