Welcome to Humber Maritime College
Train to become an Engineering Officer
There is a demand in the UK and internationally for British Merchant Navy Officers.
An Engineering Officer in the Merchant Navy is responsible for the safety, performance and maintenance of the engine room and ship’s technical systems. To work in this role, you must be practical and resourceful and have a real interest in mechanical and electrical systems.
Training will take place both onshore and at sea across five different phases. We offer the Engineering Officer HNC/HND programme, which normally takes cadets two-and-a-half to three years to complete depending on the route taken.
The Merchant Navy offers a well-paid career, with superb opportunities to develop personally and professionally.
During the cadetship, you can expect to earn a salary of around £15,000. Once qualified, cadets will become junior officers and will earn between £22,000 and £30,000 per year.
An Engineering Officer can earn between £40,000 and £80,000 depending on their experience and rank.
Requirements & Assessment
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.
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.