Merchant Navy seafarer training and recruitment services from the SSTG

SSTG SERVICES

Merchant Navy seafarer training and recruitment services from the SSTG

The SSTG is a Not for Profit Company specialising in the provision of training services to the maritime sector. We undertake any training related activity that you would expect from your own in-house Training Department.

SSTG SERVICES

For Companies

SSTG provides comprehensive recruitment, training and support services for shipping companies and organisations employing seafarers in the Merchant Navy. We also provide training services for established seafarers working for our Member Companies and who want to gain higher certification.

SSTG SERVICES

For Cadets

SSTG provides comprehensive recruitment, training and support services for applicants seeking a rewarding Career at Sea in the Merchant Navy. We also provide training services for established seafarers wanting to gain higher qualifications.

SSTG SERVICES

For Careers Advisers

SSTG has provided impartial advice and support to many thousands of candidates considering a Career at Sea in the Merchant Navy as a Deck, Engineer or Electro Technical Officer Trainee during our 40 year history.
Marine Training Services

SSTG provides Marine Training Services from our headquarters based in Rochester, Kent.

Our services for Shipping Companies and other organisations employing Deck, Engineer and Electro Officers and seafarers. include:

Recruitment:

  • The selection and recruitment of new-entrant Deck, Engineer and Electro Technical Officer Trainees.

Training Management:

  • The management of all aspects of training required by new entrant candidates to the maritime industry.
    Meeting the training requirements of SSTG Member Companies for experienced candidates to qualify for the issue of CoCs up to Master and Chief Engineer.
  • The organisation of a wide range of ancillary training and qualifications required by seafarers in the British Merchant Navy.

Grant Funding Claims Service:

  • SSTG provides a full Grant Funding Claims Service, irrespective of whether a company has contracted us to manage their training needs.

Comprehensive Specialist Advice and Information:

  • Member Companies have access to SSTG’s Knowledgebase, providing invaluable resource information on marine training and certification.

Consultancy and Project Management:

  • SSTG specialists are available to carry out an extensive range of consultancy and project work on behalf of our Member Companies.
  • Recent projects have included the identification of future training requirements, manpower, resource and succession planning, and the provision of IT-based personnel system planning solutions.
The Services we provide for Merchant Navy Officer Trainees

The services we provide for Merchant Navy Officer Trainees include:

New Entrant Recruitment & Sponsorship:

  • SSTG recruits new entrant Deck, Engineer and ETO Officer Cadets who are seeking a rewarding career at sea onboard our members’ vessels operating worldwide.

Training Management:

  • We organise and oversee the training undertaken utilising MNTB / MCA Approved Training Programmes.
  • The college phases of study are completed at specialist universities or colleges of further education throughout the UK.

Support:

  • In conjunction with our sponsoring Member Companies and nautical colleges, we provide our trainees with guidance throughout their training.
  • SSTG monitors the progress achieved, providing the level of support required for the successful completion of the training being undertaken.
Information for Careers Advisors

If you are a careers adviser seeking general careers information, or have a more detailed query in order to provide the best help and guidance to a prospective cadet, the SSTG can help you.

We can also offer the following:

  • Attendance of careers conventions and other events.
  • The opportunity for a ‘one-to-one briefing’ with one of our senior careers advisers.
  • Make an arrangement for a ship visit to enhance your background knowledge (subject to availability).
  • Provide printed material for your own careers information library or distribution within your school or other educational establishments.

Downloadable Information for Careers Professionals:
Note that unless otherwise stated all information sources here are saved at low resolution for ease of download. If you would like printed copies please contact SSTG so that we can forward these to you.

Merchant Navy careers posters
We have provided for download an eye-catching poster for use on noticeboards. These are available in three formats – and are all at full resolution for print.

Downloads Posters
A3 Careers at Sea Poster
A4 Careers at Sea Poster
A5 Careers at Sea Poster

The Ship Safe Training Group brochure
Our brochure provides background information about the Merchant Navy and the ship types that are in service, as well as details about careers at sea and maritime training programmes.

Download SSTG brochure

The Ship Safe Training Group PowerPoint presentation
Our digital presentation provides a useful visual introduction to a career at sea for prospective candidates.

Download SSTG Careers at Sea presentation here (4mb)

Start Your Career

Our experienced team of recruitment and training officers can provide you with help and guidance on roles and vacancies – and support in applying for sponsorship.

Boston Putford Offshore Safety Ltd

Operates standby support vessels.

Careers at sea with Boston Putford Offshore Safety Ltd.

Based:
Lowestoft, Suffolk.

Profile:
Operates a fleet of Support Vessels in both the North Sea and other areas providing Emergency Response, Supply and Underwater Exploration/Construction services for the offshore oil and gas exploration and production industry.

Ship Types Operated:
Standby

Company website:
www.bostonputford.com

Britannia Aggregates Ltd

Operates aggregate mining vessels extracting sand and gravel.

Train as a deck cadet with Britannia Aggregates Ltd.

Based:
Northfleet, Kent.

Profile:
Operates a Marine Aggregate Dredger engaged in the mining of sand and gravel from the sea bed in licensed areas of the open sea around the UK & the Continent of Europe for delivery to UK and other European ports.

Ship Types Operated:
Aggregate Mining Vessels

Company website:
www.brett.co.uk

CEMEX Marine Ltd

Operates aggregate mining vessels extracting sand and gravel.

CEMEX, an SSTG Member for 10 years.

Based:
Southampton, Hampshire.

Profile:
Operates a fleet of Marine Aggregate Dredgers engaged in the mining of sand and gravel from the sea bed in licensed areas of the open sea around the UK & the Continent of Europe for delivery to UK and other European ports.

Ship Types Operated:
Aggregate Mining Vessels

Company website:
www.cemex.co.uk

CMA-CGM Ltd

Operates aggregate mining vessels extracting sand and gravel.

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Based:
London, UK.

Profile:
Operates a fleet of container vessels on worldwide routes transporting a wide variety of cargoes.

Ship Types Operated:
Container

Company website:
www.cma-cgm.com

Alcedo Shipping Ltd

Operates bulk carriers worldwide.

Alcedo Shipping Ltd.

Based:
London.

Profile:
Operates a fleet of Bulk Carriers on worldwide routes transporting a wide variety of cargoes.

Ship Types Operated:
Bulk Carriers

Company website:
https://www.alcedoshipping.co.uk

Evergreen Marine (UK) Ltd

Operates container vessels for cargo transportation.

Deck Cadet Training with Evergreen Marine (UK) Ltd.

Based:
London.

Profile:
Operates a fleet of container vessels on worldwide routes transporting a wide variety of cargoes.

Ship Types Operated:
Container

Company website:
www.evergreen-marine.co.uk

Gardline Ltd

Operates survey and research vessels.

Deck and engineer cadet training with Gardline Ltd.

Based:
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.

Profile:
Best in class provider of Marine Geophysical, Geotechnical and Environmental Surveys.

Ship Types Operated:
Survey

Company website:
www.gardline.com

Global Marine Systems Ltd

Global Marine Systems Ltd Operates a fleet of Cable Repair and Installation vessels.

Based:
Headquartered in Chelmsford, Essex.

Profile:

Global Marine is part of the Global Marine Group and is a market leader in subsea cable installation and maintenance solutions to the telecoms sector, with a history dating back to 1850. We have a fleet of five Dynamically Positioned vessels that operate worldwide with one Charted vessel that predominantly installs fibre optic cables.

Dynamically Positioned (DP) vessel means that they hold position under their own power utilising main propulsion and thrusters.

Each vessel is equipped with a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) which is used to locate and bury the cable once repaired or laid.

Our vessels are located in the Far East, Europe, Caribbean and the US with operations run out of Washington in the Northeast of England.

Through Safety Leadership, Operational Excellence & Stability we aim to continually drive industry acceptance and commitment to common goals and a path to a sustainable future for global subsea communications.

Ship Types Operated:
Cable Repair

 

Company website:
www.globalmarine.group

Hanson Aggregates Marine Ltd

Operates aggregate mining vessels extracting sand and gravel.

Hanson Aggregates Marine Ltd, an SSTG Member for 10 years.

Based:
Southampton, Hampshire.

Profile:
Operates a fleet of Marine Aggregate Dredgers engaged in the mining of sand and gravel from the sea bed in licensed areas of the open sea around the UK & the Continent of Europe for delivery to UK and other European ports.

Ship Types Operated:
Aggregate Mining Vessels

Company website:
www.heidelbergcement.com

John H. Whitaker (Holdings) Ltd

Operates oil tankers.

Careers at Sea with John H. Whitaker (Tankers) Ltd.

Based:
Hull, North Humberside.

Profile:
Operates a fleet of oil tankers in the European area transporting fuel and oil products for ships and storage depots.

Ship Types Operated:
Tankers

Company website:
www.whitakertankers.com

Saga Shipping Ltd

Operates cruise ships.

Saga Shipping Ltd, an SSTG Member Company for 15 years.

Based:
Folkestone, Kent.

Profile:
This company operates the following types of vessel. Click on vessel for more information:

Ship Types Operated:
Cruise

Company website:
www.saga.co.uk

Tarmac Marine Ltd

Operates aggregate mining vessels extracting sand and gravel.

Tarmac Marine Ltd, trains Deck and Engineer Cadet with SSTG.

Based:
Chichester, West Sussex.

Profile:
Operates a fleet of Marine Aggregate Dredgers engaged in the mining of sand and gravel from the sea bed in licensed areas of the open sea around the UK & the Continent of Europe for delivery to UK and other European ports.

Ship Types Operated:
Aggregate Mining Vessels

Company website:
www.tarmac.com

North Star Shipping (Aberdeen) Ltd

Operates support vessels for offshore oil and gas exploration.

North Star Shipping (Aberdeen) Ltd, an SSTG Member for 10 years.

Based:
Aberdeen.

Profile:
Operates a fleet of support vessels in both the North Sea and other areas providing emergency response, supply and underwater exploration / construction services for the offshore oil and gas exploration and production industry.

Ship Types Operated:
Standby

Company website:
www.northstarshipping.co.uk

P & O Ferries Ltd

Operates vehicle and passenger ferries.

P & O Ferries Ltd, trains Merchant Navy Seafarers with SSTG.

Based:
Dover, Kent.

Profile:
Operates a fleet of large Roll-on Roll-off Vessels between the UK and ports in Europe transporting passengers, their cars, and freight vehicles.

Ship Types Operated:
Ferries

Company website:
www.poferries.com

Seajacks UK Ltd.

Operates specialist jack-up vessels for offshore wind industry.

Seajacks UK Ltd, trains Merchant Navy seafarers with SSTG.

Based:
Great Yarmouth, UK.

Profile:
Seajacks UK are an East Anglian based offshore installation company committed to building the world’s most advanced and versatile fleet of self-propelled jack-up vessels equipped to service the demands of the offshore wind industry. Our on and offshore crews work in full conjunction with all of our clients, looking to provide the most cost-effective solutions in the safest environments possible.

Seajacks has a fleet of 5 GustoMSC designed vessels, all capable of installing and maintaining offshore wind farms in harsh conditions. Seajacks fleet includes; Seajacks Kraken, Seajacks Leviathan, Seajacks Hydra, Seajacks Zaratan and Seajacks Scylla.

Seajacks utilise DP2 positioning for fast and efficient rig moves, with no need for tugs means there is year round operating ability in the harsh conditions of the Southern North Sea. The DP2 systems make all of the vessels fully capable of driving their four legs into the seabed, providing them with a steady platform and ensuring they remain uncompromised by the conditions of the sea below.

Seajacks Scylla is equipped with a 1500t leg-encircling crane, incorporate useable deck space of up to 5000m², and has 8000t of available variable load. Sailing at speeds of 12 knots or over, Scylla is outfitted with 105m long legs that have the ability to install components in water depths of up to 65m.

Ship Types Operated:
Jack-up

Company website:
www.seajacks.com

CldN RoRo Ltd.


Operates freight vessels for Irish Sea crossings.

CldN RoRo Ltd, trains ETO Officer cadets with SSTG.

Based:
Heysham, Lancashire.

Profile:
As a UK cadet you will complete your sea service whilst under training on the UK based vessels serving between the UK and Ireland. The company has a fleet of modern vessels concentrating on the freight market.

Ship Types Operated:
Ferries

Company website: 

www.cldn.com

WISTA International

Based:

Profile:
International networking organisation whose mission is to attract and support women, at the management level.

WISTA are pleased to announce a joint venture initiative with the Maritime Educational Foundation for the sponsorship of up to three candidates to train and qualify as Merchant Navy Officers commencing in September 2024.

The training will involve studying at one of the specialist nautical colleges in the UK, and completing sea service on a range of ship types. The training will follow one of the established programmes and lead to a degree level-based qualification in addition to all the necessary professional training.

The available sponsorship will include all tuition fees paid, the cost of training at sea and a generous allowance paid throughout the training.

Successful candidates will need to support the aims and objectives of WISTA Intentional. Attendance at a small number of WISTA events interspersed throughout the training will be required to promote this initiative to the current membership and assist in the promotion that this opportunity will provide candidates in future years.

Interested candidates should apply here at SSTG in the first instance quoting WISTA as your choice of sponsor.

Company website:
www.wistainternational.com

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