Develop and maintain a compelling value proposition for the Solent maritime cluster that attracts new investment, raises productivity and output, creates new jobs, and the skills the sector needs

The Solent is one of the UK’s leading maritime clusters, creating a regional dynamism and contribution to the national significance of the maritime sector in terms of our national economy and global success.

Our ambition is to increase productivity with the Solent maritime sector, attract new maritime investment enquiries and expand our network.

Our activities

September 2023

Deliver a report setting out the maritime skills needs and provision in the Solent and identify gaps in provision

September 2023

Develop a Maritime Careers Plan working in partnership with Industry, Solent Careers Hub and the South Coast IoT with a range of activities aimed at promoting an increasing awareness of maritime careers

September 2023

Deliver an event at Southampton International Boat Show 2023 for 11–16-year-old girls to promote careers in maritime

September 2023

Work with Maritime UK to promote careers in Clean Maritime

December 2023

Convene maritime employers and skills providers to deliver a maritime careers fair in the Solent

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