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    Hi all,
    I'm looking to do a Deck Cadetship, it just looking for the right sponsors. I have Grade C in English, Maths and Science (Taken 2014) plus went to univeristy to complete HNC in Education studies (2018) but making a big leap to Merchant Navy as its something I've always wanted to do as my grandfathers and my dad worked for merchant navy especially P & O cruises.

    Would I be better off re-doing the GCSEs I've got or what? Is there any sponsors that will take me on for these grades. Applied to CMT and SSTG.

    Any advice would be much appreciated

  • #2
    You just need to look at the entry requirements for each company. It also depends on your taste but with those grades you choice might be a bit more restricted but there are still training providers who will take you on.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by DeafSailor View Post
      Hi all,
      I'm looking to do a Deck Cadetship, it just looking for the right sponsors. I have Grade C in English, Maths and Science (Taken 2014) plus went to univeristy to complete HNC in Education studies (2018) but making a big leap to Merchant Navy as its something I've always wanted to do as my grandfathers and my dad worked for merchant navy especially P & O cruises.

      Would I be better off re-doing the GCSEs I've got or what? Is there any sponsors that will take me on for these grades. Applied to CMT and SSTG.

      Any advice would be much appreciated
      C or above should fall into the requirements for most companies, I reckon youll have a decent chance with the SSTG. I'm a phase 2 deck with them so if you have any questions about em give us a shout

      Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk

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      • #4
        Grades are high enough for entry to the HNC/D course and would be ok for most sponsors. Company wise just try and get a company that hires their cadets afterwards so you don’t get stuck in the need experience to get a job/need a job to get experience cycle. Companies that hire their cadets: Carnival UK, P&O Ferries through SSTG, Maersk, Pritchard Gordon, Fishers, Whitaker’s, Royal Caribbean (directly with them or through CMT), RFA, Stena Ferries (through Northern Marine Management I believe).

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        • #5
          i have the same GCSE and its not all about them when applying because i have interviews off companies even though i dont have the gcses, its about what youve done e.g sea cadets or scouts, dofe things like that

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          • #6
            Although the above is true and can set you apart, there is a bit of a barrier for people with lower than the requirement of 5 GCSEs at C grade (including maths and a science): the colleges can’t accept people with less than the requirement regardless of the sponsors input. A case of “computer says no”.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by agibbs98 View Post
              Grades are high enough for entry to the HNC/D course and would be ok for most sponsors. Company wise just try and get a company that hires their cadets afterwards so you don’t get stuck in the need experience to get a job/need a job to get experience cycle. Companies that hire their cadets: Carnival UK, P&O Ferries through SSTG, Maersk, Pritchard Gordon, Fishers, Whitaker’s, Royal Caribbean (directly with them or through CMT), RFA, Stena Ferries (through Northern Marine Management I believe).
              IM with Mr Gibbs on this one, i joined with P&O and have found it a brilliant experience so far, actually... i think it was Gibbs here that finally made me go for P&O in the first place.

              SSTG are a good company aswell, they are all to happy to help on the end of the phone. plus Steve is cracking.

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              • #8
                Best advice is to apply to as many as possible, then you've got a choice at the end of the day

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                • #9
                  What companies did you get an interview with? If you don't mind me asking? And thanks for the advice.

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