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  • Watersports Taster Session by Old Man Bear

    Watersports Taster Session by Old Man Bear

    Watersports Taster Session

    By Old Man Bear Hello everyone! Yes, this is the first of hopefully many articles, by us, the Merchant Navy Bears! We're still dealing with some account issues at the moment, but Mr. GM here was nice enough to create this one for us for now. So, where and when did we start? Well, it was this morning actually, over in Warsash. There I was, all snug in my bunk when the boss flips the light on. "Right, time to get going" he says, "What? Where? Why now?" says I, "Pfft, come on, I sodding told you! We're going for a taster session with the Watersports Folks, and can you wake the sodding Chief up whilst you're about it!" He replies. So I hopped out my bunk, kicked the Chief awake and away we went we to the...
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  • Thinking about moving ashore? We talk to Phil Parry, Chairman of Spinnaker Consulting about recruitment.

    Thinking about moving ashore? We talk to Phil Parry, Chairman of Spinnaker Consulting, about recruitment. Phil Parry has over 20 years experience in the shipping industry. He co-founded the industry’s leading recruitment company Spinnaker Consulting Ltd in 1997 and is Spinnaker’s Chairman. The company has recruited thousands of shipping professionals in 40 countries, including the Chief Executives of many major shipping and trading companies and industry bodies. Phil is widely acknowledged as an expert in maritime HR and benchmarking issues and was the founder of the Maritime HR Forum, the global shipping industry’s major source of compensation and benefits data. He is a maritime lawyer and practised law with maritime law firm Ince & Co where he specialised in shipping and insurance law. He holds a Maritime Business & Law degree and has been Chairman of the Plymouth Nautical Degree Association. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Business b...
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  • My youngest has run away to sea! A short interview with Jacqui Lockie, a Merchant Navy Mum

    My youngest has run away to sea! A short interview with Jacqui Lockie, a Merchant Navy Mum Jacqui Locke lives in Southport, Merseyside with her husband. They have two daughters and run their own business repairing domestic appliances, well the hubby does the repairing, Jacqui does the phone and books. They have both spent a good part of the last 10 years working on their house, changing it back from a flat and 5 bedsits into the Victorian detached house it once was, which means Jacqui has became rather adept at answering the phone to book appointments whilst balancing on top of the scaffolding to sand down ceilings! They both spend their leisure time tramping down canals and looking for a narrow boat to buy. After spending a number of family holidays hiring them, they have decided that they w...
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  • MNTB 70th Anniversary

    MNTB 70th Anniversary

    The Merchant Navy Training Board recently celebrated its 70th Anniversary, marking seven decades of excellence in British seafarer training. Originally titled the ‘Central Board for the Training of Officers in the Merchant Service’ it has since been known as the MNTB from 1942.
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    OfficerCadet.com is managed by a site team consisting of three administrators and four moderators. All members of the site team are employed in the shipping industry and volunteer their time to maintain, improve and monitor the site. The site team is relatively large given the demands of the career on our time and difficulty in accessing the site while at sea.

    Administrators oversee the technical aspects of running OfficerCadet.com, such as web design, database management and the addition of new features. Moderators enforce the site's standing orders across the forums. Article writers are members of the site who volunteer their time and expertise to write articles for our visitors.

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    This privacy policy sets out how OfficerCadet.com uses and protects any information that you give us when you use this website. OfficerCadet.com is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. OfficerCadet.com may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 17 February 2012. ...
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  • About OfficerCadet.com

    Welcome to OfficerCadet.com, the web's top destination for informal and friendly Merchant Navy careers information and discussion!

    Since 2010 we have been host to a busy discussion forum where aspiring, current and past cadets in the deck, engineering and electro-technical branches of the Merchant Navy share questions, experiences and valuable hints and tips. We're now expanding to offer you quality articles and resources to help you, no matter what stage you're at. So please register an account and get talking!

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