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Maritime Skills

Dover is a key hub for the shipping and port industry.  As well as being the busiest ferry port in Europe, Dover also has thriving cruise and general cargo trades.  Major local employers include the Port of Dover, P&O Ferries, DFDS Seaways, George Hammond, and Burgess Marine.  Dover is Europe’s busiest ferry port, and a major cruise and cargo port. 

National Careers Service Job Profiles: Merchant Navy RatingDeck Officer, Engineering Officer, Royal Navy Rating, Officer

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The highly skilled professionals who work in the maritime industry now have a local solution to their training needs with the development of a Maritime Skills Academy by Viking Recruitment, one of the world's leading recruiters and trainers of staff for cruise lines and super yachts.

The new £6.5m facility is being built at the Beechwood Business Park in Dover and will feature state-of-the-art training facilities for careers at sea, including deck, engineering and hospitality. 

  • Survival pool with environmental effects
  • Bridge and engine room simulators
  • Navigation and marine engineering systems
  • Culinary display suite for test cooking
  • 70 seat restaurant
  • 50-120 seat conference room
  • Fire fighting

Viking Recruitment is a Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) accredited course provider.