NUMEs members mainly work in international and domestic shipping, oil and gas extraction, as well as in a number of land-based businesses.

NUMEs members represent in-demand expertise in industries where technology and the environment are at the forefront. Here the work opportunities are found especially within shipping companies, such as sailing domestically and abroad, offshore, fish, at shipyards, fire and rescue, incineration and recycling plants, as well as hospitals.

NUME accompanies its members from the time they begin a maritime or technological education course and throughout their working lives. NUME works for members' working conditions, such as pay, safety and competence.