Your Engineer Cadet Training with the SSTG in the Merchant Navy

SSTG Merchant Navy Engineer Cadet in training

Your first step to becoming an Engineer Officer is to complete a three-year Engineer 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 Marine Engineering (or similar subject).
Entry requirements vary.

Engineer Cadet training programmes

Once qualified the Engineer Officer is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the main engine and all of the ships ancillary mechanical systems. Traditionally a Ship's engineer would have maintained watches 24/7, but today it is more likely that the engine room will be unmanned with the duty Engineer responsible for responding to alarms, day or night.

Engineer Officer roles and responsibilities

Opportunities to qualify for:
Second Engineer.
Chief Engineer.
Onshore careers.

Career progression

Apply now for an exciting range of opportunities commencing in August/September 2018.

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Updated:     January 2018.