Careers at Sea in the British Merchant Navy with the SSTG.

 Qualified Merchant Navy Deck Officer at sea
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.

More about the British Merchant Navy

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: