We provide training for young people, who, without financial help, would be unable to pursue a career at sea. Through doing so, we widen entry into the industry and are investing in the future of global seafaring.
We provide total funding for a select number of maritime scholarships in the UK, Singapore, Poland, Greece and Ukraine. This helps students who are otherwise unable to pursue a career at sea.
The Propeller Club
We also fund training through the Propeller Club in the Philippines, which offers a vocational programme in maritime catering. The course trains students to become maritime cooks. We offer full nautical training scholarships at international maritime colleges and universities, which cover four years of full-time study.
The Society also has a nautical grant scheme. This enables trainee seafarers or seafarers who need to upgrade their qualifications to go to nautical school and study. We cannot pay for rent or food from this scheme but only the cost of training. In cases of real financial hardship we may be able to consider a welfare grant in addition, but this will require careful assessment by the Director of Programme. These grants are only available for those who are serving deep sea or intent to serve deep sea. Qualifications for land-based qualifications do not qualify.