No-one interested in 17 marine engineers

Seventeen young marine engineers and naval architects seeking work placements have been spurned by the marine industry.

One of them, Ben Baker, 20, having completed his second year at Portsmouth University achieving a 2,1 in Marine Technology has been turned down by no less than FORTY companies!

Ben told YM: ‘As a part of my degree I have been looking for a 36 week long work placement year in and around the Portsmouth and Southampton area. After approaching forty plus companies I had no luck in this search. This has made me slightly worried about the career prospects for undergraduate students within the industry. After all what is our future if our enthusiam cannot be put to good use?’

If you can help Ben Baker, Tel : 07702848002, email
or write to Rose Barn House, Spring Lane, Langley, Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire CV37 0HW