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Apprentice Mechanical Fitter

In this video, Dean Scaife talks about the skills he needs as he works as an Apprentice Mechanical Fitter. He discusses why his job is important in the overall scheme of the ship build and how he can apply the skills he uses in his job to his everyday home life. 

Foreman Fitter

Stephen Turpin is a Foreman Fitter who has worked his way up through the ranks to his current role. Here he talks about how he climbed up the career ladder and why maths, physics and chemistry is important.

Mechanical Design Engineer

In this video, Sam Creed discusses how playing with Lego in his youth sparked his interest in engineering and how those skills and experiences still apply in his role today.


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Polar Ambassador starts solo expedition to the South Pole

Jenny Davis, a British lawyer and ultra-endurance athlete is attempting a solo, unsupported and unassisted ski to the South Pole from the Antarctic coast.Jenny will receive no outside assistance during the attempt and will be hauling a 80kgs pulk carrying her tent, food and equipment. This is a journey of over 715...

Antarctica bound!

A ship loaded with 4,500 tonnes of equipment needed for building a new wharf at Rothera Research Station in Antarctica has begun its month-long journey to the white continent.The new wharf, being built over the next two Antarctic seasons, will provide safe berthing and efficient unloading for the new polar research...

Final call for secondary schools: apply for the Polar Explorer grant award

The Polar Explorer grant award is open to all state-funded secondary schools that wish to improve the transition in STEM subjects from primary to secondary using the Polar Explorer programme to underpin this. Deadline for applications is 11 January 2019Secondary schools can apply for an award of £2,500, which...