SSTG member companies sponsor around 200 candidates each year, and although the main requirement is for trainees to commence training in August/September 2018, we still have a number of sponsorship opportunities available for students to commence training in January 2018.
These vacancies cover all three disciplines with first class opportunities for individuals to train as Deck, Engineer or Electro-Technical Officers. Career progression can be fast, with the most motivated candidates being able to qualify as Master or Chief Engineer well within ten years.
For candidates living in Scotland programmes are offered by City of Glasgow College. In England the academic studies can be undertaken at Fleetwood Nautical Campus, South Shields Marine School and Warsash Maritime Academy.
The two application opportunities are available for candidates with Higher/A Levels to follow the Professional Diploma programme in Scotland, or obtain a Foundation Degree at the English colleges. The HNC programmes, which are available at all four colleges, provide direct entry opportunities for candidates with National 5 Awards or GCSEs to also qualify as a Ship’s Officer within the three years training programmes.
If you would like to find out what it’s like to be a trainee more check out our case studies here.
Applications must be made online and access to the on-line form can be found here. All applicants must make sure that they enter as much information as possible about qualifications held and their other achievements to stand the best chance possible to impress our recruitment officer for selection. This can be done by attaching a CV during the process.
If you would like more information and advice before applying please contact our recruitment team using firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone to talk to a Recruitment Officer between 09:00 and 17:00, Monday to Friday.