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Marine and waterways transport operatives

Average National Salaries ()

Age 20

£23,920 pile of coins

Age 35

£36,400 pile of coins

Age 50

£39,000 pile of coins
Average salary in the East Midlands: N/A

What does this career do?

Marine and waterways transport operatives supervise and carry out a variety of deck duties and operate and maintain engines, boilers and mechanical equipment on board ships, boats and other marine vessels.

Typical tasks

  • ensures that necessary fuel supplies are on board and inspects engine, boilers and other mechanisms for correct functioning
  • removes and repairs or replaces damaged or worn parts of plant and machinery and ensures that engine and plant machinery are well lubricated
  • stows cargo, assists passengers to embark and disembark, watches for hazards and moors or casts off mooring ropes as required
  • steers ship, under the supervision of a duty officer, checks navigational aids and keeps bridge, wheel and chartroom clean and tidy
  • performs other deck duties, including servicing and maintaining deck gear and rigging, splicing wire and fibre ropes, greasing winches and derricks, opening up and battening down hatches, securing gangways and ladders and lowering and raising lifeboats.

Current entry requirements

There are no formal academic entry requirements, although some employers may expect entrants to possess GCSEs/S grades. Candidates are expected to pass a medical examination and have good eyesight. Training takes place at nautical college and lasts between 11-13 weeks.

Percentage in work

  • Employed

  • Unemployed

Male
(2020)
Female
(2017)

Due to insufficient sample sizes, some data was excised.

Predicted employment status in 2022

  • Part-time

  • Full-time

Predicted employment levels in the East Midlands

Career related courses available at West Notts

About the statistics

Data is powered by LMI for All and is sourced from labour market statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the Institute for Employment Research, the Department for Works and Pensions, and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

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