Careers Day

Oceanology International 2018 Careers Day

Thursday 15 March 2018

Oceanology International 2018 welcomes all university students considering careers in the marine sector to visit our free exhibition and technical conferences, over the 13-15 of March. A programme specifically designed for you, will run on Thursday 15 March, detailed below.

Event registration: To gain access to Oceanology International 2018, please register for your free exhibition and conference pass.

Careers Day Programme

  • 09:00-17:00
    Oceanology International Exhibition Trail
    Exhibition Hall

    Throughout the day, students are encouraged to visit the Oceanology International 2018 Exhibition hall to network with over 400 marine service and technology provider exhibiting companies.  Whether you are looking to learn more about the breadth of the marine sector and job roles required, speak to specific organisations about hiring procedures, or have a conversation with subject matter experts around developments in technologies of interest, the OI exhibitors look forward to welcoming you on their stands.

    Download our informal OI Careers Day exhibition trail guide, featuring a list of companies eager to meet you and some icebreaker questions to help start conversations.


  • 10:00-12:00
    Women in Industry Panel
    Organised by the Society for Underwater Technology
    South Gallery Room 9

    SUT+ would like to invite all students and professionals to their new Women in Industry Panel Session.

    The panel will feature senior women engineers and scientists from the subsea and wider marine sector, each sharing insights from their industry and stories of their career progression, successes and challenges.  A moderated discussion and audience Q&A will follow the presentations, where students are encouraged to engage the panellists and their peers in conversation. 

    If you are considering a career in the subsea or marine sector, don’t miss your chance to network with these senior industry professionals and learn about the varied and exciting career opportunities that are available.

    This panel session will be relevant and open to all students and professionals, regardless of your gender!

    Confirmed Panellists include:

    • Claire Cardy, Director, Nortek UK
    • Juliet Hamilton, Insurance Claims Manager, XL Catlin
    • Kirsten Oliver, Asset Management Lead, Intecsea
    • Moya Cahill, President, PanGeo Subsea

    Registration: This Women in Industry Panel is free to attend in South Gallery Room 9.  We look forward to welcoming you there.


  • 13:30-16:00
    IMarEST Careers Workshop
    South Gallery Room 9

    The IMarEST will be back to host their popular Careers Workshop for university students and those seeking their first career in the marine sector.  This programme will provide invaluable insight and advice as to where students can find support, access important market statistics/job vacancies and network with those already imbedded in marine sector.

    Registration: This workshop is free to attend and on a first come, first served basis. To reserve your seat, please RSVP via EventBrite here.

    Workshop Programme:

    Introduction to the IMarEST and the marine science & technology job market
     - Introduction to basic jobs market statistics
     - What employers look for e.g. transferable skills
     - Finding a job / organisation that suits you
     - EXERCISE: Your values

    Sources of job adverts
     - Where to find jobs (advertised and unadvertised)
     - Networking via LinkedIn, ResearchGate, Twitter etc
     - How to analyse a job advert
     - EXERCISE: Pick out the essentials from real job advert

    Writing a CV
     - Content of academic & non-academic CVs
     - How to tailor content to requirements in the job advert
     - EXERCISE: Compare two CVs

    Completing an application form
     - How to tackle application forms
     - EXERCISE: Analyse an application form

    Cover letters
     - When to use a cover letter and what to say

    Interviews
     - Tips for success at interview
     - Commonly asked questions
     - EXERCISE: Practice questions

    Followed by afternoon tea and an opportunity for questions and discussion

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