Global shipping company in Glasgow launches UK-wide cadet programme

Global shipping company in Glasgow launches UK-wide cadet programme / 01.24.2019

Chiltern Maritime has collaborated with Teekay Shipping and Trinity House for a new UK cadet programme, helping find the next generation of seafarers in Glasgow.

Teekay Shipping, which has a regional hub in Glasgow, is working with Trinity House, a UK charity dedicated to safeguarding shipping and seafarers, to recruit cadets from across the UK.

Cadets will undertake a three or four-year training programme which on successful completion could lead to a permanent role with Teekay, either onboard or ashore.

Chiltern  will oversee all aspects of the training through Trinity House, while cadets will also gain hands-on experience with Teekay on board one of its LNG vessels.

Cadets will also have access to Teekay’s ‘state-of-the-art’ simulation centre in Glasgow covering ship handling, navigation, bridge teamwork, ship-to-ship interactions, cargo operations heavy traffic situations and harsh weather conditions.

Chris McDade, director of Marine HR at Teekay Shipping, said: ”Our new UK cadet programme is a fantastic opportunity for those looking to pursue a rewarding career within the maritime industry. With over 40 vessels in our fleet, now is the perfect time for us to be recruiting the next generation of seafarers to help support the great work that our team is currently doing across the world. We are thrilled to be working in collaboration with Trinity House who have an excellent reputation of attracting the highest calibre of talent through their various education programmes. We hope that the programme will not only appeal to those who are studying nearby to us in Glasgow but also that it will appeal to those across the UK who have an interest in pursuing a career in an exciting yet competitive global industry.”

Nigel Hope, director of maritime training at Trinity House, added : ”We are delighted  to be working in collaboration with highly regarded shipping companies. This will give our cadets the opportunity to gain the necessary onboard training to qualify for the OOW certification and go on to rewarding careers at sea or in the wider maritime industries ashore.”

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