Electro-Technical Officer Cadet Case Studies.

Read about the experiences of SSTG ETO cadets as they progress through their training and enter into full service at sea. Many thanks to all of our cadets for submitting their personal accounts of life in the merchant navy. 

SSTG Electro Technical Officer

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My ETO Case Study

Submitted by Steven Iversen - ETO

"Having many friends who are at sea, I researched traineeships and was immediately drawn to the newest of the disciplines, the ETO cadetship."

"Probably the most important aspect and the most enjoyable were the two sea phases which are included within the cadetship."

"The ETO is not confined to any one area of work, and can be required to work in all areas of the ship which was a bonus."

Read more from Steven here

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Training to be an Electro Technical Officer

Submitted by Jamie Loftus Burke - ETO

"I enjoyed being away at sea the most during my training, using the skills I learnt in college and actually putting them into practice."

"I enjoy the responsibility and the challenge of being an ETO. The big difference between and ETO and a Mechanical Engineer is that an engineer takes two minutes to know what the problem is but two hours to fix it, whereas an ETO takes two hours to find the problem but two minutes to fix it!

Read more from Jamie here

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Training to be an Electro Technical Officer

Submitted by Arnold De Souza - ETO Cadet

Arnold De Souza ETO Cadet
"My time as an SSTG cadet was amazing and quiet an experience."

"I received constant support and help from SSTG and my sponsoring company."

"The skills, knowledge and motivation I gained through this experience shaped the direction I wanted to go in."

Read more from Arnold here

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