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Marine People and Wärtsilä join forces to provide graduate and entry-level opportunities

Global marine and energy giant Wärtsilä has teamed up with Marine People to become the latest industry leader to provide new exciting positions, allowing entry-level and graduate engineers a chance to work in the marine industry.

The move to expand Wärtsilä’s Havant site follows the company’s commitment to bringing through the very best new and existing engineers in the South Coast and UK as a whole, which is recovering from a shortage of STEM professionals.

Part of Wärtsilä’s pledge to grow the marine engineering sector, involves the supply of a full suite of simulators for a new training facility at Solent University’s Warsash School of Maritime Science and Engineering, in Southampton. The 22 simulators supplied to the Maritime Academy include eight navigational bridges, seven DP simulators and two ECDIS classrooms with liquid cargo handling.

The maritime academy saw 187 Cadet Officers graduate from the class of 2018 an increase of 59 from the 2017 passing out ceremony – following the university’s £43m pound maritime investment project, which included the £7m simulator centre.

Marine People Director James Martin,

“It’s really good to see new roles being created on the South Coast, especially those that are accessible to graduates.

“The investment in maritime from industry leaders and education centres like the Warsash Maritime Academy are essential for ensuring we can produce the next generation of STEM workers in the UK.

“For Marine People to be able to work with renowned global corporations such as Wärtsilä showcases our commitment to providing excellent roles for our candidates.”

For more information on these roles please contact Marine People on 01794 336 211 or