Engineering Officer Cadetships 2018-06-27T13:09:35+00:00

WHAT YOU’LL DO ONCE YOU HAVE QUALIFIED AS AN ENGINEER OFFICER

As a qualified Engineering Officer you’ll operate and maintain the mechanical systems. This includes the likes of engines, ventilation systems, navigation and communications equipment, deck fittings like cranes, hoists and landing craft.

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

  • Chief Engineer – overall authority for planning engineering tasks and delegating them to staff
  • Second Engineer –day-to-day supervision of the ship’s engineering team
  • Third Engineer – assisting the Second Engineer and looking after the mechanical systems and machinery
  • Junior/Fourth Engineer – carrying out general machinery maintenanceIf that doesn’t sound like you there are other Merchant Navy careers to choose from.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

WHAT YOU’LL DO ONCE YOU HAVE QUALIFIED AS AN ENGINEER OFFICER

As a qualified Engineering Officer you’ll operate and maintain the electrical systems and machinery both above and below deck. This includes the likes of engines, ventilation systems, navigation and communications equipment, deck fittings like cranes, hoists and landing craft.

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

  • Chief Engineer – overall authority for planning engineering tasks and delegating them to staff
  • Second Engineer –day-to-day supervision of the ship’s engineering team
  • Third Engineer – assisting the Second Officer and looking after the mechanical systems and machinery
  • Junior/Fourth Engineer – carrying out general machinery maintenanceIf that doesn’t sound like you there are other Merchant Navy careers to choose from.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Eligibility

HNC/D

To undertake the HNC/D route you require a minimum of four qualifications including maths, English and one science based subject at the following grade level*:

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

*Equivalent grades will be considered

The HNC/D 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 HNC/D in marine engineering, and whilst on your sea phases you will complete eight months of practical experience.

Professional Diploma / Foundation Degree

If you hold at least 48 UCAS points from Highers or A-Levels including maths and/or physics, plus the qualifications indicated for the HNC/D course indicated above you could be eligible for the Professional Diploma/Foundation Degree course.

This course follows the same structure as the HNC/D route, but on successful completion you will receive a Marine Engineering qualification.

Engineering Post Graduate

If you have previously completed a relevant engineering degree i.e. BEng Mechanical Engineering or are a time spent Engineer, you may be eligible for the Post Graduate course. This course is tailored to your own experience and qualifications but lasts approximately 18 months and usually entails 9 months of sea time plus relevant industry courses to transfer your knowledge to the maritime sector.

To apply for this course you must initially apply to an approved nautical college for a written action plan, supplying the college with copies of your award with its associated transcript. Once the written action plan is received you can then submit an application via our ‘Apply Now’ section, indicating in the additional qualifications section that you hold an engineering degree or relevant engineering experience, and a college action plan.

Further details can be found in training guidance note MIN511.

Or you can contact us to discuss in more detail.

If you meet the criteria, apply for a cadetship today.

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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.

Eligibility

HNC/D

To undertake the HNC/D route you require a minimum of four qualifications including maths, English and one science based subject at the following grade level*:

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

*Equivalent grades will be considered

The HNC/D 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 HNC/D in marine engineering, and whilst on your sea phases you will complete eight months of practical experience.

Professional Diploma / Foundation Degree

If you hold at least 48 UCAS points from Highers or A-Levels including maths and/or physics, plus the qualifications indicated for the HNC/D course indicated above you could be eligible for the Professional Diploma/Foundation Degree course.

The course follows the same structure as the HNC/D route, but on successful completion you will receive a Marine Engineering qualification.

Engineering Post Graduate

If you have previously completed a relevant engineering degree i.e. BEng Mechanical Engineering or are a time spent Engineer, you may be eligible for the Post Graduate course. This course is tailored to your own experience and qualifications but lasts approximately 18 months and usually entails 9 months of sea time plus relevant industry courses to transfer your knowledge to the maritime sector.

To apply for this course you must initially apply to an approved nautical college for a written action plan, supplying the college with copies of your award with its associated transcript. Once the written action plan is received you can then submit an application via our ‘Apply Now’ section, indicating in the additional qualifications section that you hold an engineering degree or relevant engineering experience, and a college action plan.

Further details can be found in training guidance note MIN511.

Or you can contact us to discuss in more detail.

If you meet the criteria, apply for a 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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