Careers in the merchant navy with Tarmac
Tarmac Marine employs over 80 sea staff and encourages cadets to join for offshore experience as part of their training, with 5-6 engineering and deck officer cadets commonly deployed across the fleet. Some cadets join the company and gain promotion and career progression within the business, occasionally being promoted to ship’s Master and Master Mariner.
Tarmac Marine offers fulfilling coastal and inshore waters merchant naval careers, with the ships operating around the coast of the southern UK and near continent. Operations involve dredging sand and gravel in licensed areas offshore and delivering the aggregate to a variety of wharves in ports, harbours and rivers, usually on 13-37 hour cycle times. Work patterns involve time-for-time rotations of 2-3 weeks as standard, on board a purpose built well maintained aggregate dredging fleet of four ships. Tarmac Marine is a well established company, with origins going back to the 1980’s. Tarmac is now owned by the Irish construction and building materials company CRH, which has major business interests across the globe.