Apply on-line for Sponsorship for your Career at Sea

The first stage in the process is to submit an online application.

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You will need to have the following information available to complete the process:

  • Personal details. These will need to include your contact details, full postal address, etc.

  • Details of all academic and vocational qualifications held.

  • You will be asked to provide a personal statement of up to 750 words during the process. 

The Online Process - Save and Return:

When you start the online application process you will be asked for your e-mail address. Make sure that this is an e-mail address that you know to be secure and is also one that you access regularly.

Once your e-mail address is registered you will be emailed with the link so that you can save the part completed form and return to it at a later date to completed the process.

The unsubmitted form will only remain on the SSTG online database for a maximum period of 28 days after which time all data will be deleted.

Guidelines on completing an application:

At busy times of the year we receive a considerable number of applications each day. To ensure your application can be processed quickly please carefully follow these guidelines:

  • Complete every field on the application form. Boxes left blank will not help your application.
  • Include all relevant information. We cannot take information into account when assessing your application if this is missing.
  • Do not use abbreviations that we may not recognise.
  • Use correct English grammar and carefully check all spelling.

Apply Now:

We hope you have found the above guidance helpful. If you think you have what it takes to succeed in a career at sea as a Ship's Officer we look forward to hearing from you. You can access the on-line application process here.

If you need any further information about the Officer specialisation you want to apply for follow these links:


Updated:     July 2018.