Adventure, good pay and excellent career prospects - those are the selling points of a maritime career, say the organisers of an open day this weekend.

Careers at Sea: Warsash Maritime Open Day on Saturday covers everything from engineering in the Merchant Navy to ships navigation in the superyacht industry.

Teaching staff from Solent University Warsash School of Maritime Science and Engineering will be on hand to talk about the academic side of training, and current officer cadets will be there to share their first-hand experience of the training.

Visitors touring the new St Mary’s campus, will be able to visit the engineering and electro technical simulation suites.

There will also be 'life as an officer' presentations, as well as demonstrations in the electronic chart display simulation suite.

The David Moxon student residence – where cadets can live – will also be open to visitors for guided tours.

Many of the major British shipping companies and recruitment and training representatives who recruit cadets and crew will be there to give information about the career opportunities they offer.

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