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New entrant Merchant Navy Officer Cadetship programme now available

The Scottish Maritime Academy, in association with Clyde Marine Training, now offers the three year sponsored training programme to become a Deck Officer in the Merchant Navy starting September 2019.

Centre Manager Linda Hope says, “We are delighted to be able to offer this programme and hope to attract applicants from all over the north of Scotland. It is an exciting mix of study and seatime and offers a dynamic career path leading to the Deck Officer qualification on seagoing ships of the Merchant Navy.

“The College study element is based in Peterhead and is delivered in three phases allowing cadets to apply, develop and consolidate knowledge and skills at sea.”

The Deck Officer is responsible for navigating ships safely around the word using the latest technology and computer based systems. Responsibilities include passage planning, the safe navigation of the vessel, cargo loading and discharge, ship stability, communications and the maintenance of the hull and deck equipment.

The minimum entry requirements are 4 x GCSEs / Standard Grades / National 5s which must include Maths / English AND at least one science based subject.

For more information on the cadetship programme come along to the College and Employer Open Evening at NESCol’s Fraserburgh Campus on Thursday 25th April 2019 from 4-7pm where Clyde Marine Training and the Scottish Maritime Academy will be attending.

Alternatively call 01779 476204 or email or apply online

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