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.

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.

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 / ELECTRICAL CADETSHIP

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.

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.

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 / ELECTRICAL CADETSHIP

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 ELECTRICAL CADETSHIP (ETO TRAINING COURSE) WOULD TAKE PLACE AT A TOP UK NAUTICAL COLLEGE

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