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Maritime organisations and colleges to start your seafaring career in the UK (also relevant for international students)

Below is a run down of how to start your career at sea in the UK, most of these organisations have availability for international students also. Getting your foot in the door – First of all you will need to approach either a training organisation or shipping company that runs its own cadetship programs independently.Continue reading “Maritime organisations and colleges to start your seafaring career in the UK (also relevant for international students)”

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A seafarers opinion on career change, happiness and when to stop chasing that “dream”.

2012 was an interesting year for me, I’d been a fully qualified marine engineer for about a year but I was about to make a change of employer that would set me free on international travels much further afield. Previously I had been working and training in companies that operated in UK or European watersContinue reading “A seafarers opinion on career change, happiness and when to stop chasing that “dream”.”

Taking ownership of your health under the tight schedule of a travelling professional

I wont go into the obvious healthy behaviours here required to keep you in check for the majority of your life, I’ll list them below but I think these are things we all know deep down and the greater issue is having the discipline to actually implement them regularly. These are things such as –Continue reading “Taking ownership of your health under the tight schedule of a travelling professional”

Basic investments and future stability to consider with a career working away from home

Careers working abroad can often be financially rewarding as well as a life and personality enhancing experience. The nature of working abroad however can mean very specialized careers that don’t easily transition to a return home, often resulting in a pay cut and/or change to lifestyle whenever we make the decision. It’s essential we getContinue reading “Basic investments and future stability to consider with a career working away from home”

My second trip to Brazil, how Andrea and sports world nearly ruined everything

Back in my much greener days in 2013 I went on my second trip to Brazil, I had my visa, I’d already been to Rio de Janeiro a few months earlier, this time I was heading to Vitoria, what could possibly go wrong. My journey started as many often did then, with a hire carContinue reading “My second trip to Brazil, how Andrea and sports world nearly ruined everything”

The authoritarian powers of a cotton wool bud wielding covid tester

***Disclaimer*** I have the utmost respect for the medical professionals willing to risk their own health venturing so close to my hooter, this is a topic for general and comical experiences regarding the relentless covid testing involved when travelling these days. My first covid test experience was during my first ever quarantine in Aberdeen, UK.Continue reading “The authoritarian powers of a cotton wool bud wielding covid tester”

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