The Ship's Captain has the overall responsibility for the ship, its passengers and the crew, they will ensure procedures are followed and safety measures are adhered to. They will also be responsible for the loading and unloading of passengers and cargo.
To become a Captain you will have at least 5 years in a lower position on a ship. Initially you could join the merchant navy as an officer, cadet or marine apprentice. You can also start your career by completing an industry backed HND/degree in nautical science, navigation and maritime science, marine engineering or similar.
Confidence with the ability to lead and motivate others, technical abilities, good communication skills, the willingness to travel, good problem solving abilities, good maths skills, the ability to keep calm in emergency situations.
£20,000 to £80,000