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The UK’s foremost provider of officer cadetships

For over 30 years Chiltern Maritime has remained the UK’s foremost provider of Merchant Navy Officer Cadetships.

Government approved, we have been assisting Maritime charities and commercial marine organisations to invest into Deck, Engineering and Electro-Technical Officer Cadets, qualifying some of the highest calibre graduates, highly sought after within the industry.

Chiltern has built and maintained strong partnerships with these prestigious sponsors, by demonstrating the highest standard of recruitment, training and administration of Officer trainees for Marine Cadets.

Proud to have supported thousands upon thousands of Cadets now working throughout the industry worldwide, Chiltern continues to offer some of the best training available to the British Merchant Navy today. Establishing a first class reputation, each year we now support over 350 Cadets of the highest standard within the Maritime industry.

Delivering The Merchant Navy
Talent of Tomorrow

With a starting belief that happy and motivated Cadets lead to successful Merchant Navy Officers, our success in achieving the highest industry graduation rate, with excellent ensuing prospects, is what has consistently set us apart.

We aim to offer the most varied, diverse and engaged higher-level educational training programme to deliver bright sky futures for our Cadets.

Feedback tells us that our Cadets feel empowered in their employability, whether at sea or in shoreside industries.

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Our Three Core Values Are...



Our highly qualified and experienced cadets are much in-demand throughout the industry.



We target and attract as diverse a profile of candidate as is possible. All doors are open.


Supportive Personal Mentorship

The secret to our success is we work hard to provide a close level of personal mentorship with our Cadets whether studying shoreside or on placements at-sea.

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