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    Hello, I'm starting in september as a proud Maersk engine cadet and just have a few questions for myself which may also help others.
    What type of vessels do you get to go on as a cadet?are they only british registered?
    I understand once completeing the cadetship you get a preference of which type of vessel you go to? Are they only british registered vessels or are they within the A.P.Moller group, and do you just work on vessels of that type?
    What areas do you visit, do you get shore leave as a cadet?
    When you qualify do you go in as a fourth engineer officer?
    I think that answers most for now, saves me ringing maersk and boring them with questions.
    Thanks

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    Re: Many Maersk Questions

    i can answer a few of them

    i have been on containers tankers and an anchor handler, most of the ships have been british but have also sailed on a danish flagged vessel
    to be offered a job at hte end of a cadetship is the biggest thing to think of rather then what type of ship u will be on
    when qualified if offered a job it will be through - maersk tankers, maersk line or maersk supply so you will stay with that part of the company - it is possible to transfer from one part to the other though

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    • #3
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      The company is thriving. Mistake me if im wrong but the way the company is at the moment, being offered a job at the end of it shouldn't be too difficult should it? .

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      • #4
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        Yeah but in a couple of years time things might not be looking so rosy. I'm not saying you won't get offered a job but it is good sense to have a backup.
        "We're not pirates, We're preemptive nautical salvage experts"

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        • #5
          Re: Many Maersk Questions

          Its true that the company is thriving, but i think this years cadets didn't all get offered places. Although the company is in a better place now, things can change rapidly.
          After three years we might have changed our minds about company's anyway.
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          • #6
            Re: Many Maersk Questions

            Company is thriving but the jobs aren't guarnateed at the end of it, has been known to make people lazy and not care about grades etc if they "know" they are getting a job.

            British flagged vessels are in a minority in the fleet now, there are a few, but you would most likely go on those or the Danish Flag (DIS) ones, though in theory once you qulify you can go on any flag that will accept your ticket or issue you a CeC (like non UK residents get to come on UK flagged vessels).

            As before you can go on any type of ship as a cadet, though containers and tankers are most common, it used to be cadets never went anchor handling as it was "dangerous" but recently that has change however I would expect that it's the senior cadets who have done a few trips that go there (ie you are a bit more aware of "stuff") but I dont know for sure.

            Shore leave will depend on the ship and the run, it's as simple as that.Containers and Tankers are worldwide, though most terminals are in the middle of nowhere these days and access can be tricky, though there are still soem good runs to be had
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            • #7
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              Cool, thanks for the replies. Though Ash, what an earth do you mean by "back up plan" i can't really have a plan until i know if I'm being dropped in it aha.

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              • #8
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                If Maersk can't offer us placements they find other companies who will take us thats what it says in my contract anyway, the guy at my interview said that even if we don't get a job with Maersk we will get one somewhere else, I'm gonna be a decky so I can't really speak for the engineers but when we complete our training we become third officers so I don't see why you wouldn't become a 4th engineer, look forward to seeing you at the induction weekend

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                • #9
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                  Yeah, i read that in my contract too. I've heard that if you can't work for maersk you can also suggest alternatives to go to... as long as the company is happy. But we shall see in 3 years time. Il have to check about the 4th engineer thing... I'm recieving conflicting information.
                  Yeah absolutaly, look forward to seeing you, and other Maersk cadets at the induction...should be fun

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                  • #10
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                    I was a maersk cadet and a month before the end of the cadetship they dropped us....all of us! in the glasgow college. I found my own job at the end and could not be more happier i left this company.

                    They phoned me asking if i would like to join them, this is due to the fact they did not like the expensive british officers and now they realise that their ships are in dire need of attention by cutting costs and hiring sub par officers they are begging for officers. I personally will never even think of working for this company again. The lifestyle sucks and after your 5 o clock work is finished, you are on your own to fill in the spare time until 8 the next day. Have fun!

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                    • #11
                      Re: Many Maersk Questions

                      Originally posted by perksy121
                      I'm gonna be a decky so I can't really speak for the engineers but when we complete our training we become third officers so I don't see why you wouldn't become a 4th engineer, look forward to seeing you at the induction weekend
                      It used to be the case that Maersk (don't know if it was fleetwide or just certain sectors) employed newly qualified deck officers as 4th Officers for a trip or two, (presumably as supernumaries on probationary contracts?), until they were proven. Sounds like they may have abandoned the practice.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Many Maersk Questions

                        Ah that explains why there's a 4th officer in the DVD they sent us, what rank insignia do they wear?

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                        • #13
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                          "I was a maersk cadet and a month before the end of the cadetship they dropped us....all of us! in the glasgow college. I found my own job at the end and could not be more happier i left this company.

                          They phoned me asking if i would like to join them, this is due to the fact they did not like the expensive british officers and now they realise that their ships are in dire need of attention by cutting costs and hiring sub par officers they are begging for officers. I personally will never even think of working for this company again. The lifestyle sucks and after your 5 o clock work is finished, you are on your own to fill in the spare time until 8 the next day. Have fun!
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                          • #14
                            Re: Many Maersk Questions

                            4th Navigator and 5th Engineer are a fashion item, as in they come and go, currently they arent in existance BUT you will get an extra long handover for your first trip qualified, where you will initially get used to doing things again (logs, bilges etc) and eventually take over from the encumbant 4 E / 3N, assuming of course you are any good
                            Trust me I'm a Chief.

                            Views expressed by me are mine and mine alone.
                            Yes I work for the big blue canoe company.
                            No I do not report things from here to them as they are quite able to come and read this stuff for themselves.


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