Gen Z seafarers: stark contrasts
The first conference for UK cadets has revealed some stark contrasts with their fellow Gen Z seafarers across the globe. The international maritime charity Sailors’ Society held the virtual event as part of their global 2023 Wellness at Sea Maritime Schools’ Conferences.
More than 4,000 cadets attended these events, and several polls were taken, which revealed that cadets from UK schools had very different views to those training elsewhere in the world. Unlike cadets from Indian and African continents and the Pacific, UK cadets were not concerned about securing a job post-graduation.
And despite 86% of North Asian cadets stating they had yet to have their first experience of seafaring, it was the UK cadets that were unique in saying their biggest concern was not being able to cope with life at sea. (cj)