Many Younger Brothers made career changes while at sea and when working ashore; this was often decided without the benefit of advice from someone 'in the know'. There are many maritime vocations and until now there has been little opportunity for Yeomen to contact experts to help provide information to assist them when making such decisions.

The Younger Brethren have a unique collective range of skill sets and experience and they are currently holding some of the most influential positions in the maritime industry.
50 Brethren from across the Fraternity have agreed to share with Yeomen relevant information and expert guidance on the challenges, advantages and perhaps pitfalls that may be encountered when entering their own line of business.
The following careers / vocations can be supported from commercial shipping and professional yachting:

Sea going Careers:
  • Coastal shipping including the UK’s Border Force
  • Containers
  • Cruise/Ferry
  • Dry Bulk
  • General Cargo
  • Offshore
  • Oil tankers & Gas carriers
  • Professional yachts including Superyachts.

Shore based positions:
  • Classification Societies
  • Hydrographic Office
  • Journalism
  • Marine Engineering, Science & Technology
  • Marine Insurance & P&I Clubs
  • Maritime & Coastguard Agency
  • Maritime Consultancy
  • Maritime Education & Training
  • Maritime legal profession
  • Maritime pilotage
  • Port and harbour authorities
  • Professional yachting
  • RNLI
  • Royal Navy Reserve
  • Ship and Yacht brokerage
  • Ship Management

If at any stage in their career any Yeoman can seek support from the Brethren.
Contact by email to

Your request should include a brief description of your career to date and reasons why you are interested in a particular field of work. The Yeomen Scheme Chairman will forward this to the most appropriate expert(s) and revert back with the preferred method of communication.