Here at Chiltern Maritime, we’ve made it easier than ever to make a start on your journey to becoming a Deck Officer Cadet, simply fill out our online cadetship application form.
If you meet the entry requirements, a member of our team will get back to you to discuss your application further, with a view to considering you for an interview for one of our cadetship sponsoring companies.
For an in-depth guide to applying for a maritime cadetship make sure to read through our cadetship application guide.
What Are The Academic Requirements for a Deck Officer Cadetship?
Higher National Diploma (HND):
You will need to have GCSEs at grade 5 or above in Maths, or Scottish National 5, and GCSE grade 4 or above, or Scottish National 4 in English, Science and at least two other subjects.
Foundation Degree/Scottish Professional Diploma:
You will need to have attained at least 48 UCAS points at ‘A’ Level or equivalent. For deck applicants, a numerate subject at this level is preferred, and you must have GCSEs at grade 5 or above in Maths, or Scottish National 5, and GCSE grade 4 or above, or Scottish National 4 in English, Science and at least two other subjects.
What Are The Medical Requirements for a Deck Officer Cadetship?
All successful applicants are required to obtain an unrestricted ENG1 medical certificate in order to progress onto a sponsored programme. Upon starting the course, this fee will be reimbursed.
Do You Have to be a Certain Age?
It is preferred that deck officer cadets are at least 18 years of age when they go to sea, however
Some individual shipping companies and sponsoring organisations may have their own age limit in accordance with their own policies.
Are There Any Rules On Nationality?
Sponsoring organisations are looking to train UK or European Economic Area citizens who must have been resident in the UK for the last 12 months.
To find out more about what to expect from our cadetship opportunities, make sure to see the latest edition of Cadet Life available on our website.