Start your career as an Engineering Officer in the Merchant Navy.
A marine Engineering Officer is responsible for the safety, performance and maintenance of the engine room and ship’s technical systems.
The cadetship is fully sponsored by employers which means cadets gain the university-level qualification without the worry of fees. Cadets will also earn throughout their training which is a great opportunity for those aiming to become a marine Engineering Officer.
What you will study
We offer the marine Engineering Officer HNC/HND programme which is made up of a number of phases, split between training at sea with a shipping company and onshore at Humber Maritime College. Cadets will begin with a foundation phase, which is followed by the Higher National Certificate (HNC), and then have the option to top-up to the Higher National Diploma (HND). Cadets will also undertake the mandatory STCW courses and study a Level 2 course in workshop skills.
For detailed information on the five phases, head to Cadet Programme.
Where you will study
Your Engineering Cadetship will be based across two centres, giving you access to a wide range of education, welfare and social facilities. The specialist marine lectures will take place at Humber Maritime College, while workshops activity will take place at the Ofsted Outstanding Grimsby Institute, a short distance away from Humber Maritime College and also near to our halls of residence.
All cadets are required to gain 12 months’ combined seagoing service and workshop skills training. There will be a range of assessment methods used throughout the cadetship.
Halls of Residence
While studying at Humber Maritime College, cadets will stay at our halls of residence for the first phase and may choose to return for subsequent phases or rent local housing.
There are many benefits for cadets, both during training and once qualified. Once qualified as a marine Engineering Officer, cadets will normally begin as a 4th engineer and can progress to becoming a chief engineer.