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    Hello everyone first of all

    I am Chris, 28 years old student, currently doing Electronics Engineering course in the Department of Electronics at the University of Surrey in Guildford. Before I started to study in the UK, I have finished Secondary Technical Naval School in Poland, having a five-year teaching period in the vocation of Navigating Technician obtaining Navigation Technician Diploma and the Rating Forming Part of Navigational Watch Certificate. I also have all basic STCW 95 Certificates and Seaman's book. I did the Military Service in Polish Navy in the character of Operator of Radio-Navigational Platoon. Currently I finished professional training year in industry, as part of my degree, next July I should become Electronic Engineer, I want to do masters degree if future situation will allow. I spent also 8 months on the Cruise Ship in the hotel department - which is not relevant in terms
    of sea experience and that was just before I started my degree course.
    I have quite difficult situation at the moment, as I am between Electronics Engineering and work at Sea. I found Deck Cadet Programmes on Warsash Maritime Academy's website. I must say the programme for deck cadets looks very interesting. Today I wanted to ask for some general advice. I am really motivated and quite ambitious person but I am not sure if I made the right choice with electronics. Is there any chance that with my previous Maritime education, little experience and engineering degree, I could join Deck Cadet Programme? Is it difficult to get the sponsorship, as I understand this is the major requirement before starting Deck Cadet Programme.


    Thank you in advance.

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    Hi Chris, if you have been resident in the UK for more than a year you may be eligible to apply to UK sponsor companies for a cadetship, if you go to the MNTB website they have a list of the sponsoring companies, you will have to ask them if you would be considered for sponsorship. It sounds as though you are very motivated, which can only stand you in good stead, with your background though you will probably be asked why you are not applying for an ETO cadetship (Electro-Technical-Officer) as this would tie all your previous experience together.

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    • #3
      I do not want to do an ETO cadetship as I did study Navigation when it comes to sea related education. I am doing Elecronic Engineering, but I will try to specialise more in software development. In terms of my stay in the UK, I came here in 2006, did foundation year and then started degree course at the university. Thank you for the advice. Next week I am going to begin final year at the university and in the meantime I will probably take some decisions. Just one more question when is the good time to apply for sponsorship?

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        There seems to be a huge que for places as it is, so I'd say start applying ASAP.

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