Deck – As a Deck Officer, you would be a vital member of the crew on board a vessel. Performing the role of Navigation Officer means you’ll be a key member of the ship’s management team, working on sophisticated and expensive vessels with valuable cargo or passengers in your charge…it’s a big responsibility.
Engineer - Our engineering cadetships set you up with the knowledge and skills you need for a life at sea as a qualified Engineering Officer. You’ll operate and maintain the mechanical systems such as engines, ventilation systems, navigation and communications equipment, deck fittings like cranes, hoists and landing craft.
ETO - 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.
HNC/D Qualifications for Engineering and Deck Officer
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. We offer a variety of marine engineering and ETO courses to choose from.
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.
ETO HND Qualifications
For the ETO route you must have the same standard qualifications as Deck & Engine plus 48 UCAS points including Physics and/or Maths.
Professional Diploma / Foundation Degree (Engineering or Deck Officer options)
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 and we offer a variety of marine engineering courses to choose from.
All candidates must also:
- Hold a valid EU passport
- Be a permanent resident in the UK for the last 36 months
- National Insurance Number
Apply by 31/07/2020