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Young Professionals in the Leisure Marine Industry

Thursday, 12 October 2023

METSTRADE and Marine Resources Collaborate to Empower Young Professionals in the Leisure Marine Industry

METSTRADE, the leading global B2B exhibition dedicated to the leisure marine sector, proudly announces an exciting partnership with Marine Resources, an esteemed recruitment company specialising exclusively in the shore-side of the marine sector from Leisure Marine and Superyacht, to Commercial and Defence sectors. This collaborative venture promises an exceptional opportunity for emerging professionals within the industry.

Under the banner of the "Young Professional Club in partnership with Marine Resources," METSTRADE and Marine Resources introduce the "METSTRADE Career Zone." This innovative initiative will take centre stage within the Young Professional Club at METSTRADE 2023. At this year's METSTRADE event, students and up-and-coming professionals will enjoy complimentary access to career coaching sessions, generously offered by Marine Resources' experienced recruiters. Additionally, METSTRADE exhibitors are encouraged to take advantage of free job advertisement opportunities within the METSTRADE Career Zone.

Marine Resources will also promote their "The Future Talent" initiative during METSTRADE, which is built on four key pillars: Attract, Train, Retain, Thrive. This comprehensive model engages both employers and young professionals at events like METSTRADE and many more.The campaign provides a platform for young professionals to express their aspirations and expectations for the marine industry's future while collecting valuable insights and data. It also aims to educate and influence the industry on the unique needs of young professionals, particularly millennials and Gen Z, as crucial contributors to the industry's continued success.

The Young Professional Club will come to life with an engaging program meticulously curated in partnership with Marine Resources.

Attendees can anticipate:

1. Networking Opportunities: Form meaningful connections with industry peers and seasoned professionals. 2. Career Advancement Guidance: Receive personalised career coaching and mentorship. 3. Insights from Industry Leaders: Gain knowledge and inspiration from prominent figures in the marine sector. 4. Skill Enhancement Workshops: Participate in practical workshops designed to elevate skill sets. 5. Engaging Round Table Discussions: Contribute to meaningful conversations on industry-relevant topics.

Niels Klarenbeek, METSTRADE Show Director, expressed gratitude for the partnership with Marine Resources, stating, "We extend our heartfelt thanks to Marine Resources for partnering with METSTRADE! We are excited about this collaborative venture, which focuses on nurturing, developing, and retaining talent in our industry. We are confident that the METSTRADE Young Professionals Club will empower young professionals and play a pivotal role in shaping the future of the leisure marine industry."

James Ward, CEO and Founder of Marine Resources, shared his enthusiasm, stating, "We are immensely proud to lead the way with the Young Professionals Club and provide a dedicated space during METSTRADE for young professionals to connect and network." This partnership extends beyond the three exhibition days of METSTRADE, with the creation of a dedicated ‘Young Professionals Club METSTRADE’ LinkedIn group where young professionals can network within an online community. With content tailored specifically for young professionals and METSTRADE exhibitors, Marine Resources will provide invaluable support in areas such as talent retention and development.

About METSTRADE: METSTRADE is the premier B2B exhibition and trade show for the leisure marine industry worldwide, serving as the global platform for industry professionals to connect, share expertise, and showcase ground-breaking innovations. With a rich history spanning over 35 years, METSTRADE continues to shape the future of the marine industry.

About Marine Resources: Marine Resources Ltd is a UK-based international Recruitment company specialising in recruitment services tailored to the shore-based marine industry from Leisure Marine and Superyacht, to Commercial and Defence sectors. With a profound understanding of the industry's distinct requirements, Marine Resources connects businesses with top-tier talent, fostering growth and development within the marine sector. With a wealth of experience spanning over two decades, they have mastered the art of recruiting for the following divisions: Design, Engineering, and Technical; Sales, Marketing, and Operations; Skilled Trades. Marine Resources also supply contract staff solutions for short to long term projects.

For more information, please visit https://www.marineresources.co.uk/

For more information about METSTRADE 2023, please contact Sandra Huijbregts at s.huijbregts@rai.nl or +31 (0)6 289 29 907.