BRITISH Marine Scotland will again take part in the Skills Scotland careers event taking place in Glasgow at the SEC centre on 6/7 November, helping to staff the Maritime UK stand to promote career opportunities in the leisure and small commercial marine sector.

BM Scotland attended the event last year, supported by members from James Watt Dock, Holy Loch and Rhu Marinas.

A number of other organisations are invited to take part and will join the Maritime UK stand. The intention is to raise the profile and awareness of employment opportunities within the maritime sector and career opportunities from across the UK’s shipping, ports, business services, engineering and leisure marine industries will be on show.

• A Women in Maritime initiative, recently launched by Maritime UK seeks to encourage and strengthen the presence of women in the maritime sector.

Feedback through the Women in Maritime Taskforce has highlighted a lack of confidence in public speaking as one of the main obstacles for women entering and progressing in the maritime sector. Maritime UK therefore delivers Public Speaking Workshops to tackle this obstacle.

Two successful public speaking workshops have been held in London so far this year, in March and May. Both sessions had a large turnout and positive feedback from participants engaging in interactive sessions. The workshops are provided at no cost to participants other than their time and travel.

Run by renowned workshop leader Shola Kaye, the workshop covers what it takes to become an all-rounder at public speaking.

Clyde Marine Training have arranged two Scottish dates, 14 October and 21 November, for Maritime UK to deliver these workshops, likely to be held at Alba House in Clydebank.

For further information, contact Tracey Shek by email: