Careers at Sea in the British Merchant Navy with the SSTG.
Deck Officer aboard the ship's bridge
Deck, Engineer and Electro-Technical Officers in the British Merchant Navy play a central role in maintaining the extraordinary success story of one of Britain's leading industries. As an inland nation we still rely on ships of the Merchant Navy to carry 95 % of our inputs and exports.
Ships are crewed by specialist departments each offering diverse training opportunities and challenges with unique lifestyles.
All SSTG Deck, Engineer and Electro-Technical Officer Cadets follow an MNTB/MCA approved training programme. Most are three years in duration.
You will need to meet a number of requirements to qualify for training.
Your studies as a cadet in the Merchant Navy
Read more about the various Seafarer Training programmes:
Updated: June 2019.