Your Deck Cadet Officer Training with the SSTG in the Merchant Navy.

Your first step to becoming a Deck Officer (sometimes referred to as a Navigation Officer) in the Merchant Navy is to complete a 3-year Deck Cadet Training programme. You will study at one of the specialist UK nautical colleges and your shore-based studies will be interspersed with the completion of sea service.

Range of training programmes at various levels.
Study for academic qualifications in Nautical Science (or similar subject).
Entry requirements vary.

Deck Cadet training programmes

Qualified Deck Officer is responsible for:
Safety of vessel, crew, passengers and cargo.
Vessel navigation.
Maintaining strict schedules.
Cargo operations in port.
Vessel stability.
Security.

Deck Officer roles and responsibilities

Opportunities to qualify for:
Chief Mate.
Master.
Onshore careers.

Career progression

Apply now for an exciting range of opportunities commencing in August/September 2020

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Updated:     March 2020.