Maritime Cadetships with The Maritime Educational Foundation (MEF)
MEF is a shipping industry charitable organisation overseen by a board of Trustees who represent several UK based shipping companies.
“Our aim is to sponsor a number of officer trainees each year, recruited and managed by contracted training management organisations. Each year we aim to sponsor a number of officer trainees. These trainees will be recruited and managed by our chosen contracted training providers, with their training directed by the MEF Officer Training Good Practice Guidelines.”
The Maritime Educational Foundation (MEF) is a shipping industry charitable organisation, overseen by a board of Trustees who represent Nautilus International, the Rail, Maritime and Transport workers union (RMT), several UK based shipping companies, and the UK Chamber of Shipping.
Managed day to day by the Merchant Navy Training Board, we strive to be a centre of excellence for new entrant seafarer training and provide support to the maritime sector for defined education and training purposes. Supporting Rating and Officer training and development, while providing funding support to specific activities and projects that aim to facilitate and promote the education of UK seafarers in maritime skills.