SSTG Careers Training for Deck, Engineer and ETO Cadets

Officer cadet in training for the Merchant Navy with SSTG

The Ship Safe Training Group (SSTG) was founded over 35 years ago. We operate as a not-for-profit organisation working with our members who are UK shipping companies to provide a recruitment and training service for their ship’s officers.

We organise and supervise cadet training programmes to provide high quality and progressive training and support throughout their college and sea-based phases.

SSTG provides sponsorship for cadets to take up their career at sea. This provides for financial support whilst training at college and at sea.

SSTG also provides a range of careers information materials for careers advisers on request.

We also manage training for existing seafarers who are actively seeking to progress their careers.

SSTG Sponsorship for cadets

SSTG is affiliated to key maritime training providers throughout the UK ensuring a high standard of training in well-equipped and accessible centres.

Merchant Navy training organisations affiliated to SSTG

We provide a Cadet Training Management service for over 20 shipping companies operating a wide variety of different ship types and the opportunity for pursuing a wide range of careers at sea.

SSTG Member Companies

SSTG has a long heritage and is passionate about Merchant Navy seafarer training.

More about SSTG’s heritage

More about SSTG’s vision and ethos

We are managed by a skilled team of maritime training professionals.

Meet the SSTG team


Updated:   January 2018