Employment opportunities

There is a lot involved in the HSE Professional SCUBA Course including hard work and commitment as well as the financial implications. So why should I do this? 

When you graduate you’re up against other students who also have the same degree as you, however you may have other skills that set you apart and make you stand out from the crowd:

  • HSE Professional SCUBA Qualification
  • First aid at work and Oxygen administration
  • Undertaken a module in specific dive sampling and survey techniques
  • Project work experience 
  • Understanding of the paperwork that goes into a diving project – Project Plans and Risk Assessment
  • Leadership and team work skills
  • Adaptability 

The journey of the OWUSS 2017 European Rolex Scholar

I was able to jump into some incredible experiences and gain some qualifications that most marine enthusiasts could only dream of

Find out about Mae Dorricott scholarship

Terri Souster - Marine Assistant, British Antarctic Survey

After graduating from Plymouth, I worked for the Marine Biological Association conducting benthic surveys off the island of Lundy in the Bristol Channel, before joining the British Antarctic Survey.

Read about Terri's journey since graduating
Terri Souster sitting in the snow

Zoe Waring – BSc (Hons) Ocean Science and Marine Conservation graduate

It’s very hard to describe what it is like to live in Antarctica year round, as there is nothing quite like it.

Searching for answers on the other side of the world; Zoe dives for data in the depths of Antarctica.

Find out more about Zoe's adventures
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Paul Aldersley – BSc (Hons) Ocean Exploration graduate

The University is large, well-resourced, and a pleasant place to study. With regards to marine science, the facilities, equipment, and fleet are without comparison anywhere in the country.

Since graduating in 2016, Paul Aldersley has gone on to work as a Hydrographic Data Technician for the UK Hydrographic Office.

Learn more about Paul Aldersley
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