Leaving school soon and considering your options? Here are 5 reasons why marine engineering is an excellent career choice for school leavers:

1. Free tuition fees and weekly sponsorship payments while you study

The great thing about marine engineering is that you won’t rack up a mountain of student debt. Shipping companies offer sponsorship for Merchant Navy cadets which means you can study for a qualification from a top nautical college while gaining valuable work experience. The sponsor will cover your tuition fees and provide you with weekly sponsorship payments.

2. Real responsibility at an early age

Forget the tea round – the Merchant Navy offers real responsibility at an early age on board technologically advanced vessels. You’ll gain strong leadership skills with the ability to lead people under highly pressurised circumstances.

3. You’ll see the world

The biggest perk to this job is that you get to travel the world and get paid for it! So, if you’re looking for a career that promises excitement and adventure this could be the one for you.

4. You’ll be well-paid

If you are looking for a career that pays well then marine engineering is an excellent choice with experienced officers earning anything up to £70,000. That’s not all! As well as a competitive salary there will be attractive employee benefits such as free accommodation and food while at sea, generous holiday allowances and much more.

5. You’ll have access to a wealth of opportunities

There is a huge demand for marine engineers with a wealth of opportunities available at sea and onshore. Many graduates struggle to get a foot on the career ladder but an engineering cadetship will put you in good stead. Not only will you earn a world-class qualification but you will gain transferable skills that will suit a wide variety of roles.

If you are interested in a career in marine engineering then start your journey today with Clyde Marine Training. We offer a variety of routes into this career which depends on the qualifications you already have. Apply now for the August/September intake.