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    So I thought I was running out of time to apply for the cadetships taking on in September, so I applied for a few last weekend. PNTL got back to me straight and I went for an interview and they offered me the cadetships there at the interview starting in February.

    They seem to pay very well, 6k a year cash the first year going up to 10k the third year and they also pay for accommodation at Fleetwood college. Also they will give you an extra rotation as a qualified engineer afterwards. However in the interview they told me the ships they operate sometimes don't sail for up to a year at a time. So they seem perfect for the cadetship, but I'm not sure I'd be interested in working for them after that.

    So I suppose I'm asking is it expected of you to work for the company that sponsors you at the end of the cadetship and would It be a ****ty thing to do to leave at the end of the cadetship if they did offer me a contract? Also does anyone know anything about working for PNTL? The only information I can find out about them is on their own website

    I was expecting to have like 9 months to make this decision but ive ended up with a week. I have a few more interviews scheduled that would be starting in September if successful, but right now I can't see any reason to turn down PNTL..

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    Originally posted by 261adamd View Post
    So I suppose I'm asking is it expected of you to work for the company that sponsors you at the end of the cadetship and would It be a ****ty thing to do to leave at the end of the cadetship if they did offer me a contract? Also does anyone know anything about working for PNTL? The only information I can find out about them is on their own website
    Depends entirely on the contract, some companies have return of service type contracts where you are expected to do a certain amount of time but these are not very common and I'm not sure how enforceable they are.

    That said, I would take the cadetship. I did a course with a guy from PNTL and he spoke quite highly of them. I believe the money is quite good and all British crew due to the nature of the cargo. So the training should hopefully be decent. I'm not an engineer so I don't know but I would imagine some of the equipment they have on board is fairly unique due to the nature of the cargo so probably interesting to work on. Also the fact that they have even mentioned the possibility of a job is a massive bonus. The majority of companies probably won't offer you a job on completion so it would probably be a mistake to turn this one down only to find yourself doing a cadetship elsewhere that probably isn't as good and not being offered a job at the end!

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    • #3
      As a current cadet. If i was offered a cadetship with pntl i would of take it in heart beat.
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