30 Years of Success

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Supporting careers in the Merchant Navy

With a rich legacy stretching back over 30 years Chiltern Maritime has worked hard to build and maintain a first-class record and reputation for delivering some of the best officers to the Merchant Navy and industry.

Today we assist in administering over 350 Officer Cadets with an enviable industry leading graduate rate of over 85%.

We believe the foundation of our success is based on three main factors; professionalism, selection and relationship building.

Our training and service is of the highest standard and consistently professional. We select future Merchant Navy Cadets who demonstrate enthusiasm, drive and ambition; and finally we have not only developed strong working relationships with our prestigious client base, but we extend the same support and respect to each Cadet on the programme.

Meet some of our most successful cadets:

John Brining

Senior Master, Fleet of Explorer Class Superyachts

My Cadetship with Chiltern was the foundation, introduction and source of skills needed to become a proficient Deck Officer. We all had good support throughout, feedback and encouragement to get as much out of the Cadetship program as possible.

After obtaining my Class 4/3 OOW certification I went on to work for BP for 6 years. I then decided to give the cruise ships a go and settled with P&O for a further 9 years, three of which were served as Deputy Master. For the past 11 years I have served as Master on superyachts working for high net worth individuals and even a Royal Family.

Emma Tiller

Inspector of Marine Accidents, MAIB

In 1989, I had the rather daring notion to go to sea and I was fortunate enough to be accepted onto the Trinity House Cadet Scholarship Scheme which was managed by Chiltern Maritime. I was ecstatic to be accepted as I would be able to go on several types of vessels during my training and I thought that this would give me a solid foundation for my career at sea.

The knowledge base gained during my cadetship with Chiltern Maritime, together with the wide seafaring and shore-side experience that I have obtained, has allowed me to have an interesting and varied career.

Kevin Moran

Royal Navy Captain & Explorer

I set up my own  business in 2012 with Prof Colin MacFarlane who was my lecturer at  University. Colin started his career as a shipwright in a shipyard on the Clyde. We realised that we could set ourselves apart from other companies because we had the mix of theoretical and practical.

We have a team of 11 naval architects, engineers and mariners in Tymor Marine and when we hire, we look for practical experience. Having an engineer who is top of their class and knows all the theory is nowhere near as valuable as a person who has a good grasp of both.