CADET BENEFITS AND EARNING POTENTIAL
There are many benefits for cadets, both during training and once qualified. While training with Humber Maritime College cadets will benefit from the following:
- Fully-sponsored officer cadet programme
- A unique, challenging and rewarding career
- Earning a wage/training allowance while training at college and at sea
- Training using leading-edge simulators
- Gain seafaring and life skills
- Career progression
- Cadets will have access to all our facilities at the Grimsby Institute, including research facilities, sports centre and gym and refectory
- Cadets will stay at our halls of residence during phase 1 and can opt to stay in halls during the other college phases
- This course leads to a well-paid international career in the Merchant Navy.
The Merchant Navy offers a well-paid career, with superb opportunities to develop personally and professionally.
During the cadetship, cadets can expect to earn a good salary, sometimes called a training allowance, of around £15,000. Once qualified, cadets will become junior officers and will earn between £22,000 and £30,000 per year.
As their career develops, a marine Engineering Officer can earn between £40,000 – £80,000, depending on their experience and rank. Salaries may also be tax free through the UK’s Seafarers’ Earnings Deduction scheme.
Requirements & Assessment
All cadets are required to gain 12 months’ combined seagoing service and workshop skills training. There will be a range of assessment methods used throughout the cadetship.
There are many benefits for cadets, both during training and once qualified. Once qualified as a marine Engineering Officer, cadets will normally begin as a 4th engineer and can progress to becoming a chief engineer.