Careers in the merchant navy with Tarmac


Tarmac’s Marine business encourages cadets to join for offshore experience as part of their training, with five to six 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 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 to 37 hour cycle times.

Work patterns involve time-for-time rotations of two to three weeks as standard, on board a purpose built, well-maintained aggregate dredging fleet of four ships. Tarmac’s Marine business is a well established company, with origins going back to the 1980’s.


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