WHY TAKE AN ELECTRO-TECHNICAL OFFICER COURSE (ETO COURSE)

Are you looking for a sea career? Why not think about specialising and training in marine electronics with an ETO cadetship? With the size of vessels increasing and never-ending advances in technology there is fast becoming a greater requirement on board Merchant Navy ships for Electro-Technical Officers.

Electro-Technical Officers (ETOs) are on board to maintain and repair any systems with an electronic element. This can range from complex engine room control systems to radars and electronic chart systems on the bridge. ETOs are also involved with cargo operations, the range of work varying dependent on the type of vessel.

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

  • Senior ETO – supervision of the team of ETOs on board and responsible for overseeing all maintenance on electrical and electronic equipment
  • ETO – maintenance of a wide range of complex electronic and electrical equipment, dealing with technical challenges such as fault finding and repairs

The Electro-Technical Officer role is still relatively new to the industry and as such, the roles of the Junior and Senior ETO may vary dependant on the type of vessel.

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

eto course requirements

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR ETO TRAINING

WHY TAKE AN ELECTRO-TECHNICAL OFFICER COURSE (ETO COURSE)

Are you thinking of a career in electronics? Why not think about specialising and training in Marine Electronics with an ETO cadetship? With the size of vessels increasing and never-ending advances in technology there is fast becoming a greater requirement on board Merchant Navy ships for Electro-Technical Officers.

Electro-Technical Officers (ETOs) are on board to maintain and repair any systems with an electronic element. This can range from complex engine room control systems to radars and electronic chart systems on the bridge. ETOs are also involved with cargo operations, the range of work varying dependent on the type of vessel.

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

  • Senior ETO – supervision of the team of ETOs on board and responsible for overseeing all maintenance on electrical and electronic equipment
  • ETO – maintenance of a wide range of complex electronic and electrical equipment, dealing with technical challenges such as fault finding and repairs

The Electro-Technical Officer role is still relatively new to the industry and as such, the roles of the Junior and Senior ETO may vary dependant on the type of vessel.

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

eto training requirements

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR ETO TRAINING

Eligibility for ETO course

HND/Foundation Degree

Select the right ETO course for you.  To undertake the HND/Foundation Degree route you require a minimum of four qualifications including maths, English and one science based subject at the following grade levels, plus at least 48 UCAS points from Highers or A-Levels including maths and/or physics.

GCSEs 4-9
National 5s A-C
Standard Grades 1-3

*Equivalent grades will be considered for ETO training course

This route comprises of three years of study broken down into five phases, three of which are spent at college and two at sea.

During your college phases you will work towards gaining an HND/Foundation Degree in Marine Electro-Technology, and whilst on your sea phases you will complete eight months of practical experience.

If you meet the criteria, apply for an electro-technical cadetship today.

To be eligible for any of the routes indicated above you must hold a valid EU passport and have been a permanent resident in the UK for the last 36 months.

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Eligibility for ETO course

HNC/D

Select the right ETO training course for you.  To undertake the HNC/Foundation Degree route you require a minimum of four qualifications including maths, English and one science based subject at the following grade levels, plus at least 48 UCAS points from Highers or A-Levels including maths and/or physics.

GCSEs 4-9
National 5s A-C
Standard Grades 1-3

*Equivalent grades will be considered

This route comprises of three years of study broken down into five phases, three of which are spent at college and two at sea.

During your college phases you will work towards gaining an HND/Foundation Degree in our Marine Electro-Technology course, and whilst on your sea phases you will complete eight months of practical experience.

If you meet the criteria, apply for an electro-technical cadetship today.

To be eligible for any of the routes indicated above you must hold a valid EU passport and have been a permanent resident in the UK for the last 36 months.

APPLY NOW
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