Introduction to Officer Cadet Training

To become a navigation, engineer or electro-technical officer in the merchant navy in the UK, you must complete a maritime education and training programme to achieve professional seafaring certification and related educational qualifications, with training taking place at sea and at college.

All officer cadet training programmes are sponsored by a number of shipping companies and other organisations. The sponsorship covers the cost of course tuition fees and provides a salary or training allowance to officer cadets throughout their training.

The Officer Cadet Training Scheme brochure provides comprehensive information about the schemes offered, entry criteria, how to apply to sponsoring companies, and career progression.

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A Career at Sea

The Key Roles

Training Schemes

Career Progression

Entry Criteria

How to Apply