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  • Smart, State Aid Guidelines, Tonnage Tax info

    Smart, State Aid Guidelines, Tonnage Tax info

    What is Smart, why does it exist? What are State Aid Guidelines?

    Why are the Tonnage Tax Regulations important?

    Do You Qualify for Smart Funding?


    Why does Smart exist?

    The decline in the numbers of British Seafarers was why the UK government decided to increase the numbers. This was for a few reasons, shipping is very important to the UK as an industry, it brings in a lot of money, and as island nation we rely on shipping for the majority of goods imported and exported; without it the UK would come to a standstill, we could not export our manufactured goods, we would have insufficient products imported to satisfy production of those goods, and importantly we would have insufficient food, economically it would be a disaster.
    The government could see that there would be many senior seafarers retiring and leaving the profession, in addition, many senior seafarers decide to move ashore to work in associated jobs.
    As the level of new trainees was very low and there was insufficient numbers to fill the gap, they decided to invest money in training.
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  • Careers TV - Maritime Industry

    Careers TV - Maritime Industry



    Taken from youtube, some good advice for people looking to join the industry;


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  • What is the Merchant Navy?

    What is the Merchant Navy?

    When most people hear of the “Merchant Navy” they think of big grey warships and guys running around with guns. They're thinking of the “Royal Navy”, part of the military and completely separate from the British Merchant Navy.
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  • Officer Cadet Guide to Skype Interviews
    alistairuk
    Over the past few years the number of companies that are conducting interviews over Skype has gradually been increasing and these days it’s quite common for candidates to be interviewed on Skype rather than over the phone or in person.

    Some companies use it as their initial interview stage and if successful invite you to a face to face meeting, others will make their hiring decision based on your Skype interview.

    So here is Officer Cadet’s guide to Skype Interviews.

    Look the Part
    You might be sitting in your kitchen/lounge/a cafe/wherever but it’s important to look the part. Sitting on camera in your PJ’s will not present a particularly good impression, dress smart - wear a suit and make sure your hair’s tidy.

    Be Pre...
    27th November 2015, 04:22 PM
  • Smart, State Aid Guidelines, Tonnage Tax info
    Midge
    What is Smart, why does it exist? What are State Aid Guidelines?

    Why are the Tonnage Tax Regulations important?

    Do You Qualify for Smart Funding?


    Why does Smart exist?

    The decline in the numbers of British Seafarers was why the UK government decided to increase the numbers. This was for a few reasons, shipping is very important to the UK as an industry, it brings in a lot of money, and as island nation we rely on shipping for the majority of goods imported and exported; without it the UK would come to a standstill, we could not export our manufactured goods, we would have insufficient products imported to satisfy production of those goods, and importantly we would have insufficient food, economically it would be a disaster.
    The government could see that there would be many senior seafarers retiring and leaving the profession, in addition, many senior seafarers decide to move ashore to work in associated jobs.
    As the level of new trainees was very low and there was insufficient numbers to fill the gap, they decided to invest money in training.
    What...
    11th November 2013, 01:11 PM
  • The Officer Cadet guide to writing a CV
    Hatchorder
    By “Hatchorder” (Ian)

    So you have found this page because you need a CV that will work? Whether you are a potential Cadet looking for a sponsorship, or a newly qualified Officer, you will all need guidance to produce something that is effective and will do its job – get you in the seat opposite an interviewer.

    You’re in the right place for help, but if you came here thinking you would just download a CV and change the name at the top, then you are in the wrong place. I know that companies monitor this site closely and therefore if Steve from SSTG sees the same CV 5 times in a row he is just going to reject you for being lazy and not having the skills you need to communicate effectively – isn’t that right Steve?

    If any of you recognise any parts of the following and say “That is my Personal Profile” then you’re probably right. I have now done 17 CV’s in the last few months, and of those I have helped that have kept in touch I still have a 100% record – 12 from 12! That is 12 people that have succeeded with 12 job offers. One potential cadet got 4 job offers from 4 interviews.

    So why is it so hard to write a CV?

    Because we don’t like writing about ourselves or “blowing our own trumpet” – simples! We also have a problem with what a CV actually is and what it has to impart to the reader.

    So before we go into the actual CV writing itself let us look at a few rules to start with.

    The General Rules

    1) Keep every CV separate and tailor every letter and CV. When you save a CV save it with the name that includes the date in reverse order. So a CV saved today 17th September 2013) would be 130917 Ian cv.doc. The reason you do this is so that when you put them in alphabetical order then they will always be in date order. I know you can sort them on created date etc, but it is easy to modify a document and save it by accident and then it is no longer right. If you save them in date order the other way round then 070113 will come before 120712 and after 060712..... See what I mean? If you then tailor a CV for a particular Company (which you should always do) then put their name in the file name as well 130917 Ian Maersk cv.doc. That way you can refer to what you wrote specifically to them if you suddenly get an interview. 2) Use plain white paper and ensure that the letter and CV are not folded. Use an A4 envelope to post it off. Why? I know a recruiter who used to make a pile of CV’s for a job and if there wa
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    18th September 2013, 08:58 PM
  • Careers TV - Maritime Industry
    The H


    Taken from youtube, some good advice for people looking to join the industry;


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    26th April 2012, 06:57 PM
  • What is the Merchant Navy?
    alistairuk
    When most people hear of the “Merchant Navy” they think of big grey warships and guys running around with guns. They're thinking of the “Royal Navy”, part of the military and completely separate from the British Merchant Navy.
    ...
    19th January 2012, 05:49 PM
  • Fleetwood Nautical College
    size4riggerboots

    Fleetwood Nautical College is located in Fleetwood, about 20 minutes north of Blackpool, in Lancashire.
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    3rd January 2012, 03:46 PM
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