What is a cadetship?
If you want to work in the Merchant Navy, you must train at college and at sea through a cadetship to get the qualifications required. SMC are a training management company on behalf of our client shipping companies, meaning you apply through us and if hired, we assist you with your workload at college, your travel and accommodation for your time working at sea, and your pay. There are five phases to a cadetship, and these involve learning at a UK college and working at sea on the vessel of the company who sponsor you. The company who sponsors your cadetship will depend on your favoured industry within shipping (At SMC our sponsor options are ferries, refrigeration container ships, offshore vessels, and a variety of cargo vessels). At the end of your three-year cadetship, you will be a fully qualified deck, engineering, or electro-technical officer and able to work on any merchant ship.