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Findings from Maritime Skills Gap Roundtable released

In addition to running high quality and educational events ‘for and by’ young maritime professionals in London, the SPNL is also proud to be the representatives and a forum for the young shipping professionals in the challenging issues they face in early stages of their professional careers.


SPNL representatives Claudio Chiste (Chairman) and, Magda Garcia (Deputy Chair) were invited and honoured to participate in the Imarest/Matchtech Maritime Skills Roundtable discussions (initial report discussions) on behalf of the Shipping Professional Network in London.

A final report (available for download) was produced where the findings of a group of key industry stakeholders, involved within the maritime and offshore oil & gas industries, on the engineering skills gap within the UK.

The findings present an incredibly diverse industry, each with unique challenges and experiences in the recruitment and retention of talent. However, one undeniable challenge unifying the industry is the increasing difficulty in attracting and retaining applicants in the majority of areas. [Download here]