DECK OFFICER CADETSHIP PROGRAMME

Why You Should Take On This Course With Clyde Marine Training

Founded in 1986, Clyde Marine Training has grown to become the largest provider of maritime training in the UK, and we are proud of the role we take in ensuring the future of the British Merchant Navy is in good hands through our intake of high quality and engaged trainee officers

We have long-term contracts with a range of major shipping companies to interview and select motivated young people on their behalf, monitoring their progress during Deck Cadet training to become Deck Officers.

And during your time at college – five phases over three years, split between in-class and at sea training – your tuition fees will be fully covered, and you will receive a minimum payment of £800 per month.

What You’ll Do As A Deck Officer In The Merchant Navy

Deck Officers in the Merchant Navy are vital members of a vessel’s onboard management team. Performing the role, also known as a Navigation Officer, means you’ll be working on sophisticated and expensive vessels. You’ll be in charge of valuable cargo and/or passengers so it’s a big responsibility.

While on duty at sea, you’ll be responsible for making decisions on steering and manoeuvring the ship, controlling navigation and communications. In port, you’ll be responsible for cargo handling and ship stability.

As Deck Officer, you’ll also be heavily involved in the day to day safety of the vessel. All crew need to work as a team to maintain the ship and its equipment at optimum efficiency.

This is a diverse role and every day is different, with your ultimate goal to become Captain of your own vessel.

How Your Deck Cadetship Works

You’ll be ranked according to your experience and qualifications and with each grade comes more responsibilities. As a Deck Officer Cadet, you will start at the bottom and work your way up:

  • Captain – overall charge of the vessel and safety of crew, passengers and cargo. Responsible for legal and commercial matters
  • Chief Officer – day to day management of all deck crew. Overseeing deck operations and maintenance, cargo handling and storage and watch keeping duties
  • Second Officer – responsible for voyage planning and carrying out watch keeping duties
  • Junior/Third Officer – responsible for maintenance of life saving equipment and firefighting appliances. Assisting senior officers in day to day operations and carrying out watch keeping duties

If that doesn’t sound like you there are other Merchant Navy careers to choose from.

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YEARS SPONSORED ACADEMIC & PRACTICAL DECK OFFICER TRAINING

DECK OFFICER CADETSHIP PROGRAMME

Why You Should Take On This Course With Clyde Marine Training

Founded in 1986, Clyde Marine Training has grown to become the largest provider of maritime training in the UK, and we are proud of the role we take in ensuring the future of the British Merchant Navy is in good hands through our intake of high quality and engaged trainee officers

We have long-term contracts with a range of major shipping companies to interview and select motivated young people on their behalf, monitoring their progress during Deck Cadet training to become Deck Officers.

And during your time at college – five phases over three years, split between in-class and at sea training – your tuition fees will be fully covered, and you will receive a minimum payment of £800 per month.

What You’ll Do As A Deck Officer In The Merchant Navy

Deck Officers in the Merchant Navy are vital members of a vessel’s onboard management team. Performing the role, also known as a Navigation Officer, means you’ll be working on sophisticated and expensive vessels. You’ll be in charge of valuable cargo and/or passengers so it’s a big responsibility.

While on duty at sea, you’ll be responsible for making decisions on steering and manoeuvring the ship, controlling navigation and communications. In port, you’ll be responsible for cargo handling and ship stability.

As Deck Officer, you’ll also be heavily involved in the day to day safety of the vessel. All crew need to work as a team to maintain the ship and its equipment at optimum efficiency.

This is a diverse role and every day is different, with your ultimate goal to become Captain of your own vessel.

How Your Deck Cadetship Works

You’ll be ranked according to your experience and qualifications and with each grade comes more responsibilities. As a Deck Officer Cadet, you will start at the bottom and work your way up:

  • Captain – overall charge of the vessel and safety of crew, passengers and cargo. Responsible for legal and commercial matters
  • Chief Officer – day to day management of all deck crew. Overseeing deck operations and maintenance, cargo handling and storage and watch keeping duties
  • Second Officer – responsible for voyage planning and carrying out watch keeping duties
  • Junior/Third Officer – responsible for maintenance of life saving equipment and firefighting appliances. Assisting senior officers in day to day operations and carrying out watch keeping duties

If that doesn’t sound like you there are other Merchant Navy careers to choose from.

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YEARS SPONSORED ACADEMIC & PRACTICAL DECK OFFICER TRAINING

ENTRY LEVELS
We offer a range of qualification routes, but as a minimum candidates must be able to provide

Four qualifications including Maths, English AND at least one science-based subject:

  • GCSEs – 4-9
  • National 5s – A-C
  • Standard Grades – 1-2
ENTRY LEVELS
We offer a range of qualification routes, but as a minimum candidates must be able to provide

Four qualifications including Maths, English AND at least one science-based subject:

  • GCSEs – 4-9
  • National 5s – A-C
  • Standard Grades – 1-2
HNC / HND ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

A minimum of four GCSEs / Standard Grades / National 5s which must include Maths / English AND at least one science-based subject

We also accept applicants who have completed or currently undertaking a Marine Pre-Cadetship

HNC / HND ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

A minimum of four GCSEs / Standard Grades / National 5s which must include Maths / English AND at least one science-based subject

We also accept applicants who have completed or currently undertaking a Marine Pre-Cadetship

Foundation Degree (FD) / Scottish Professional Diploma (SPD) Entry Requirements

You must hold at least 48 UCAS points from Highers or A-Levels including Maths and/or Physics, plus the qualifications indicated for the HNC / HND routes

Foundation Degree (FD) / Scottish Professional Diploma (SPD) Entry Requirements

You must hold at least 48 UCAS points from Highers or A-Levels including Maths and/or Physics, plus the qualifications indicated for the HNC / HND routes

BSc Hons route Entry Requirements

In addition to the HNC / HND qualifications criteria, you must hold 104 UCAS points from Highers, A-Levels and/or degree (for engineering this must include a numerate subject)

BSc Hons route Entry Requirements

In addition to the HNC / HND qualifications criteria, you must hold 104 UCAS points from Highers, A-Levels and/or degree (for engineering this must include a numerate subject)

Applications are evaluated by our team of Training Officers and successful applicants will be invited for an interview at one our national locations.

Successful candidates are then offered a training berth with one of our sponsoring companies and placed at one of our partnering nautical colleges throughout the UK.

YOUR DECK OFFICER TRAINING WOULD TAKE PLACE AT A TOP UK NAUTICAL COLLEGE

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BY WORKING WITH THESE INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNISED COLLEGES WE CAN PROVIDE THE VERY BEST IN TRAINING