Marine Jobs on Offer at the Ocean Wealth Showcase, Volvo Ocean Race Galway


The Marine Institute and SmartOcean Ireland are hosting ‘Oceans of Opportunity’, a marine careers and training event as part of the Ocean Wealth Showcase at the Volvo Ocean Race Global Village Thursday 5th and Friday 6th July. More than 80 Irish-based marine jobs will be on offer at the event and over 140 international opportunities.    

A wide variety of marine jobs will be on offer at the event with a number of organisations (across shipping, technology, research, energy, and cruise line hospitality) actively recruiting over the two days.  Information on the current opportunities will also be available on which will be launched Thursday 5th July.  

Speaking ahead of the event Dr Peter Heffernan, CEO Marine Institute said “This event highlights the wide variety of job opportunities that are available right now in the marine sector. It will be a great opportunity for those looking for a position in this area to meet with recruiters at the event. For those who are just thinking about a career in the marine sector, it will be a chance to get some insight into the wide variety of opportunities available, including in maritime education and training”.  

Among those recruiting at the event are DCU (MSc, PhD, PostDoc positions), IBM (technical and engineering), Marine Institute (graduate opportunities) and the Chamber of Shipping.

Experienced HR specialists will be on hand to provide advice on preparing for a career in the marine sector.

The Marine Institute and the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) will also be offering marine career advice, job opportunities, CV workshops and clinics to support and advise job seekers looking to work in the marine sector.  

A series of short talks will run throughout Thursday (5th July 2012) giving ‘a day in the life’ insight into the variety of careers that are available in the marine sector.

For information on the schedule visit  or 

Companies who wish to promote job opportunities on should contact 

The event runs from 10am until 7pm Thursday 5th and Friday 6th July.