OUR CADET PROGRAMME
Your Merchant Navy career starts with a 26-week phase one training programme at Humber Maritime College and then continues with your first sea phase. There are a total of five phases.
There will be a range of assessment methods used throughout the cadetship, including orals, practical projects, written assessments and simulator exercises. All cadets will undertake the International Association of Maritime Institutions exams in their final college phase and also sit MCA Orals for the award of their Certificate of Competency which qualifies the cadet as an Engineering Officer of the watch.
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.