All Careers Advice

  • Slater Fund 40th anniversary: A helping hand up the ranks
    JW Slater Fund celebrated its 40th anniversary on 10 July. The JW Slater Fund charity was established in the late general secretary’s memory David Slater.
  • How do you rebuild your life after being declared unfit to work at sea? STEVEN KENNEDY meets someone who is turning his experiences into a business opportunity…
  • There are many 1000s of CV templates to choose from on the internet. The choice for the job seeker must be bewildering.

  • MLA College offers degree qualifications by distance learning. Our technology allows students to study for a degree qualification whilst remaining in their job and without needing to travel.
  • What’s next in your career? Get ahead with training from the maritime experts.
  • Maersk Training in Newcastle is located in brand new state of- the-art facilities offering a complete solution for maritime training.
  • Peter McArthur is a fine example of the way in which seafaring can take you in fascinating directions. SARAH ROBINSON found out how the Merchant Navy Medal winner’s chance introduction to shipping has led to academic and professional success…
  • Established in honour of a former general secretary of the Union, Nautilus International’s JW Slater Fund continues to make a massive contribution to seafarer training. STEVEN KENNEDY meets a member whose career is on the up thanks to the support it provides…
  • A Nautilus member who has rapidly risen through the ranks to be the youngest master in a growing fleet of passenger vessels on the River Thames tells STEVEN KENNEDY what it’s like to work on London’s busy waterway…
  • Nautilus member Peter Thornton describes what it was like skippering one the yachts in the 40,000nm Clipper 2015-16 round the world race. He told ANDREW LININGTON how the voyage affected him and what it’s like to be home after so long.
  • Kristina Hogg got her first taste of the yachting industry back 2011 when she secured a role as a deck steward on a superyacht.
  • Launched nearly 40 years ago, the Nautilus JW Slater Fund has helped hundreds of seafarers to progress through the ranks.
  • Nautilus professional and technical official David Appleton answers some of the most frequently asked questions by qualified crew members on certification and safety.
  • Chris Shepherd’s qualifications urgently needed an upgrade. Time to contact the Slater Fund...
  • Nautilus member Victor Gibson is now an authority on offshore safety. But looking back on his career, he tells SARAH ROBINSON that he was quite the daredevil in his day...
  • Damian Crowley’s motto is never to do anything he doesn’t enjoy. So it’s lucky the shipping industry has provided him with so many enjoyable career options, he tells SARAH ROBINSON...
  • For almost 40 years now, the Union’s JW Slater Fund has been providing support to help British seafarers to rise up the ranks.
  • A young Nautilus member has secured her dream job within a few months of gaining her OOW qualifications..
  • After years in other maritime jobs, Shaun Bindon has finally achieved his ambition of qualifying as a ship’s officer, with a little help from the Slater Fund…
  • Professional CV Writing Toolkit for Maritime Professionals