THE MARITIME INDUSTRY
The Merchant Navy is the international commercial shipping industry, transporting both cargo and people to destinations worldwide.
It is made up of a large number of shipping companies which use a variety of vessels such as cargo ships, tankers, cruise liners, passenger vessels, offshore and support vessels.
Working at sea can be adventurous and challenging. It is not your usual nine-to-five career, so to work in the industry cadets must be skilled and motivated. There are many opportunities for qualified engineers to work onshore within the maritime industry.
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.