Trinity House

Trinity House / 11.13.2019

Who are Trinity House?

Trinity House is a charity dedicated to safeguarding shipping and seafarers, providing education, support, and welfare to the seafaring community with a statutory duty as a General Lighthouse Authority to deliver reliable, efficient, and cost-effective aid to navigation service for the benefit and safety of all mariners.

As a major supporter of maritime skills and training, Trinity House provides cadetship opportunities for young people who are interested in becoming a deck officer, electro-technical officer or engineering officer in the merchant navy as part of their Merchant Navy Scholarship Scheme.

Trinity House currently takes on 30 cadets each year for their three-year training in a variety of disciplines.

Trinity House Cadetship Testimonials

“a massive thank you to Trinity House for sponsoring my education and training whilst undergoing my Deck Officer cadetship; without the funding and continuous support I wouldn’t be where I am today: a fully qualified Deck Officer. A massive thank you also to Chiltern Maritime, who have managed and organised all my training and ship appointments, as well as given me continuous feedback and advice in preparation for going to sea and my return to college. […] We visited some absolutely amazing places, beautiful countries in Asia such as the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, China and many other amazing countries.” Adam Willmont – Trinity House/ Chiltern Maritime Alumni

“The opportunities that I had during my training allowed me to build a solid career foundation on which to progress through the ranks, gaining both my unlimited Class 1 and command.” Emma Tiller – Trinity House/ Chiltern Maritime Alumni

“In just 12 months of sea time I have crossed the equator five times, completed a ‘lap’ of the earth, been from New Orleans, around South Africa to India, and then back again, visited hundreds of ports around the Mediterranean sea, been to the most remote inhabited island in the world, and the most remote uninhabited island in the world, hand steered through the Gibraltar Straights, seen the Milky Way whilst crossing the Atlantic, watched pods of Orca’s hunt for food, and without a doubt the most amazing moment has to be getting to go to Antarctica on the RRS Ernest Shackleton. The fact I was on the ship on the 100th anniversary of Shackleton’s Endurance voyage, is something that will quite literally go down in the history books.” Owen Evans – Trinity House/ Chiltern Maritime Alumni

“Being sponsored by Trinity House has provided me with support throughout my cadetship and has allowed me to gather a wide range of practical experience on a variety of different vessels including a Reefer (Refrigeration), Tanker and a cruise ship, I will take these experiences with me for my whole career. I learnt a lot of new skills and technical knowledge whilst working away, that I was also able to transfer in to my academic work at college work.” Jack Hawkins – Trinity House/ Chiltern Maritime Alumni

See also:Chiltern Maritime/Trinity House Cadet wins Top Graduating Student

Joining the Merchant Navy with Trinity House

Applying for a merchant navy cadetship through the Chiltern Maritime online application form is the official route for applying for a Deck, Engineering, or Electro-technical Cadetship with Trinity House.

Trinity House Sponsored Cadetship Entry Requirements

Foundation Degree with Trinity House

To be eligible to join the Trinity House merchant navy foundation degree scholarship scheme prospective cadets must achieve the necessary academic standards and pass a Seafarer Medical Examination*.

English GCSE – Grade A – B
Mathematics GCSE – Grade A – B
Physics or Combined Science GCSE – Grades A – C
Two additional GCSE subjects – Grades A – C
120 UCAS points in unspecified subjects at ‘A’ Level or equivalent.

Continuation through to a full Honours Degree, may be possible, subject to satisfactory reports on academic ability and general performance throughout the cadetship.

*For prospective Deck Officer Cadets, this will include a colour and form vision test to demonstrate the absence of any colour deficiency.

Higher National Diploma (HND) with Trinity House

To be eligible to join the Trinity House merchant navy HND scholarship scheme prospective cadets must achieve the necessary academic standards and pass a Seafarer Medical Examination*.

English GCSE – Grade A – B
Mathematics GCSE – Grade A – B
Physics or Combined Science GCSE – Grades A – C
+ Two additional GCSE subjects – Grades A – C

*For prospective Deck Officer Cadets, this will include a colour and form vision test to demonstrate the absence of any colour deficiency.

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