To qualify as a Deck, Engineer or Electro Technical Officer in the Merchant Navy takes a candidate with a particular mix of skills. These include meeting the academic entry requirements, as well as being physically fit and meeting the eyesight requirements.
To serve as a qualified officer on board a modern Merchant Navy vessel requires a practical attitude to problem solving in the work place, the personality to get along with people and work as part of an integrated team, as well as having the initiative to work alone and make decisions whilst under pressure.
Working away from home is not for everyone, but for those who believe a career involving travelling where every day is different to the last. A career as a qualified Deck, Engineer or Electro Technical Officer in the Merchant Navy can be extremely rewarding.
The minimum entry requirements are set by the MNTB/MCA and these include the following: