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The maritime sector is a key contributor to the UK economy . The global shipping, maritime leisure and ports industries are of truly world-scale significance - and the UK is a major player in the supply of capital, hardware and skilled employees into both UK and overseas companies operating in this sector. Measured in terms of the balance of payments contribution to the UK alone, the sector's benefit exceeds that of aerospace.
Some key statistics:
What does it do?
It includes industries where the principal business activities cover the control management and operation of harbours, ports and vessels associated with:
The extensive range of jobs and career opportunities that are available within the maritime sector can be found on the career pathways page
We were delighted to work with Trinity House in organising this conference, which asked whether everything we do together to attract talented school children to the sector is enough, and what else we could do. We had some great speakers, and a good discussion, and terrific hospitality, as ever, from Trinity House.
Colleagues agreed that we need better coordination, and that Maritime UK should take the lead.
Click on the link for the Conference report (3 pages).