Ocean Careers is held alongside the Ocean Business event in Southampton

Even if you haven’t studied or considered a career in this industry before, Ocean Careers will help you realise how your skills, whether they are in engineering, science or mathematics, can be utilised in this vast, exciting, forward-thinking and extremely diverse industry…

  • Gain a unique insight through inspiring and informative presentations by leading global companies
  • Take part in speedy one-to-one sessions with key industry professionals ready to answer your questions
  • Discover 360+ international exhibitors’ latest products

  • Network with potential employers during social events
  • Live demonstrations in real environments, in a test tank, in seminar rooms, onboard vessels and in dockside waters

Speedy one-on-one meetings

Ten minute speed meetings where students can meet face-to-face with industry professionals and find out all they need to know about the industry from qualifications to lifestyle!

Schedule – coming soon!


A list of resources to help you obtain further information on careers within the industry and jobs that are available.

Useful information on careers and courses within the industry


A bi-weekly newsletter featuring ocean technology news which goes out to over 15,000+ subscribers. Jobs are regularly posted and you can also send in ‘Jobs Wanted’ adverts that will be included at no charge. Sign up today!

Society for Underwater Technology (SUT)

A great website providing information on their Education Support Fund, types of jobs available and educational and training facilities.

IMCA Careers

Really useful site that will help explain just how diverse the jobs are within the marine contracting business. Includes in depth feature articles, personal points of views from people working in the industry and links to companies that are looking to recruit.

IMarEST Careers & Recruitment

Providing details of the jobs available within the marine environment, recruitment opportunities a Job Seeker Advice page for those new to the industry.

The UK Hydrographic Society Courses

This page lists a range of academic and commercial courses and training programmes in hydrographic surveying and associated disciplines.

The Challenger Society for Marine Science

The Challenger Society for Marine Science are involved in education outreach projects, provide funding for students in the form of awards and also have hosted conferences focusing on early career researchers and teaching fellows.

Marine Technology Society

Each year MTS offers significant scholarships to college graduate, college undergraduate and senior highschool students accepted into full-time marine-related programs with focus in marine technology, marine engineering and/or marine science.

The Oceanography Society

The Oceanography Society (TOS) was founded in 1988 to advance oceanographic research, technology, and education, and to disseminate knowledge of oceanography and its application through research and education.

Useful job sites


Jobs are regularly posted and you can also send in ‘Jobs Wanted’ adverts that will be included at no charge. Sign up today!

The UK Hydrographic Society Jobs Page

Have a jobs board listing jobs currently available and you can also obtain more information on courses focusing on hydrographic surveying and related industries.

Search jobs in science, research, academic & related employment in the UK & abroad.

The Oceanography Society Jobs Page

Search jobs in the industry on The Oceanography Society’s jobs board.