Jobs and Careers Autumn 2017 - 3
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The new national coastguard network
enhances the coordination
role. There are now more
staff supporting our vital
coastguard rescue teams
in the community. As
a national emergency
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service, we use modern
technology to operate
across the UK so any
coastguard can coordinate
search and rescue incidents
in any area and share the
workload at very busy times.
Survey and inspection of ships
in dry dock
Based around the UK coast, surveyors
maintain the quality of UK ships and check
that foreign-ﬂagged ships visiting the
UK meet our safety standards. Marine
surveyors are involved in plan approval,
Port State Control inspections and the
examination of seafarers. They may
also act as a customer service manager
for UK-registered shipping clients.
There are three disciplines for marine
surveyors: nautical, engineer or ship
(naval architect). Marine surveyors work
autonomously or as part of a team within
the UK's maritime authority, surveying
and inspecting a wide range of vessels.
Surveyors make use of their professional
qualiﬁcations, previous knowledge and
marine-industry experience to support
them in their work. Contact us for more
information if you are interested in
working as a surveyor for the MCA.
opportunities available in the MCA
including, but not limited to, counter
pollution, HR, IT, ﬁnance, business
support and other specialist roles.
MCA is also a keen supporter of
the government's apprenticeship
scheme, which provides real jobs with
additional training and qualiﬁcations.
All apprenticeship opportunities are
open to anybody aged 16 and over, and
are advertised via Civil Service Jobs.
Where are we based?
The MCA's head ofﬁce is in Southampton
and the National Maritime Operations
Centre is in Fareham, Hampshire. There
are also Marine Ofﬁces and Coastguard
Operations Centres around the UK coast.
How to apply for jobs
All MCA vacancies are advertised on the
Civil Service Jobs website, which can be
found at civilservicejobs.service.gov.uk.
If any of the opportunities mentioned
above have caught your eye, set up an
account at civilservicejobs.service.gov.uk
and register to receive job alerts via email.
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In addition to jobs in the survey and
inspection team and HM Coastguard,
there are a wide range of career