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An exciting and rewarding career in the Merchant Navy through the SSTG

The Ship Safe Training Group has for over 30 years provided an entry route for officer trainees wanting to develop their careers at sea within the exciting world of the Merchant Navy.

SSTG provides a recruitment and training service for shipping companies operating a wide range of sophisticated vessels and is unrivalled in the support we give to all of our officer trainees whilst at college and at sea.

Introducing the SSTG

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Wide range of career choices with personalised support

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Our Recruitment Officers are available to provide you with advice and practical support right from the moment you first contact us. We can guide you through all of the different career choices available; match your preferences to an employer best able to provide you with your ideal career; help you through the recruitment process from application to interview; and arrange all of the formalities to place you in the training college that will provide the course most suited to your career.

Merchant Navy careers are incredibly varied, and what's more SSTG will also guarantee that your college education is funded and that you are paid whilst you are training at sea.

Why choose the Merchant Navy?

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Wide range of specialised vessels in The Merchant Navy

The maritime sector is the third largest revenue generator in the UK. More than 95% of Britain's commercial goods (approximately 600 million tonnes) are imported and exported aboard ships. The Merchant Navy also provides a range of specialist services supporting energy extraction and seabed mining; surveying and exploration; wind farming and cable laying; and highly specialised emergency response and recovery vessels. We also transport people and vehicles at sea in the busiest waterways in the world.

And what's more there are increasing opportunities for rapid career advancement thanks to an ageing workforce and the high international reputation of British trained officers.


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