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    Engine Cadet
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    Other Career Paths

    Morning, I'm currently on the foundation degree engine course and whilst I am enjoy the engineering side, I know now that going to sea is not for me. I was wondering if anyone could suggest any land based career paths a qualified cadet could apply for that are land based!
    I have had a quick Google, but nothing has really stood out as most engineering jobs require a lot of experience .
    I appreciate any advice anyone has! Thanks
    S.

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    Engine Cadet
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    I have heard of people gaining employment as technical assistants with shipping companies. I have seen maintenance engineer jobs looking for experience servicing and carrying out maintenance on air compressors. I've heard of people getting jobs with rail companies. Perhaps you could consider going to university and top up to a full degree. I believe power plants look for engineers to work on valves, pumps etc.
    Phase 4 SPD engine cadet at city of Glasgow college. Doing a a combined motor and steam ticket.

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    Engineer Officer (CoC: EOOW)
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    Try stay on fut degree. Not a lot of work for engineers ashore who only have limited experience.

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    Deck Officer (CoC: OOW)
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    Lots of places you would think would like your skills like university s with big boilers to look after or hospital trusts with emergency generators all require people who can maintain them. But I suggest if you have a job once qualified try and do a few trips before going ashore it will make your CV look far better. So basically any with big property estate or the railway is really good to get into if you are OK with night shifts

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    Deck Officer (CoC: Master)
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    There is a member here who for personal reasons left shortly after qualified EOOW and moved ashore in a ship management company and is now a technical superintendent. I wouldn't say thats the norm, but he is an exceptionally bright guy and it shows that is possible.

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    Deck Officer (CoC: Chief Mate)
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    A friend of mine did a trip as 4/E and decided being at sea wasn’t for him. He worked for Thames Clippers for a while before being accepted for 2nd year entry to a BEng in Mechanical Engineering at LJMU.
    You’ll probably find employment easier if you get yourself a bachelors, then you can apply for graduate schemes which won’t be expecting experience.

 

 

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