Jack Hawkins

What to expect as
a Trinity House Engineer Cadet

Jack Hawkins / 11.19.2017

What to expect as a Trinity House Engineer Cadet –

I wanted to be a marine engineer as I have always had a great interest in engineering and enjoy doing practical, hands on work. Being an engineer in the merchant navy means I get to work as part of team and take on responsibilities, even as a cadet.

I was attracted to working at sea as it is a great opportunity to take on new challenges and gain excellent experiences from both working and traveling. The working environment on a ship is like no other, it is fast paced and every day is different, bringing new challenges all the time.

Being sponsored by Trinity House has provided me with support throughout my cadetship and has allowed me to gather a wide range of practical experience on a variety of different vessels including a Reefer (Refrigeration), Tanker and a cruise ship, I will take these experiences with me for my whole career. I learnt a lot of new skills and technical knowledge whilst working away, that I was also able to transfer in to my academic work at college work.


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