Your Deck Cadet Training with the SSTG in the Merchant Navy

Deck Cadets in training with SSTG for the Merchant Navy

Your first step to becoming a Deck Officer (sometimes referred to as a Navigation Officer) 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 2018

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Updated:     January 2018.