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  • Chiefy
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    Depends what you mean. No we noramlay use "whoever" as a cadet training officer on board, and as you do tasks, you get the relevant officers to sign it off, with the Master / Chief Eng countersigning as required. The office have Cadet "people" but dont know if thye count.

    Though thinking about it as a Norwegian, your cadetship might be closer to the Dannish variant and so they may well have what you need in the office etc.

    To be fair though not ever been involved with "non uk" cadet training so, just guessing, but hye thats what the interview is for, make a note of your questions and ask them when you see the nice danish people

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  • Whitefall
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    Better call the Maritime Directorate on Monday, I know they require me to use an English version of my training book if I choose to be a cadet on a foreign vessel, which is natural of course. But there are plenty of traps I can fall into and risk having the book declared void when I send it in with an application for the D3. If someone signs in the book without using readable capital letters, they will return it to me.

    Does Maersk have certified assessors monitoring and signing off on their cadets training?

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  • Chiefy
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    To be fair, anywhere you fit is where they'll use you, but I would have thought Liner or Tanker trade in the first instance, as it's "easier" by that I mean more learning friendly with time at sea to do "stuff" like whatever your training record books etc require of you, but you never know might be supply side.

    To be honest you are as well telling them of your hopes and asperations (like the tripe e's) and seeing if they can slot you in there....then everyone is happy

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  • Whitefall
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    Let's hope Maersk like crazy people then. I'm accustomed to small vessels with skeleton crews, or 'minimum safety manning' certificates as it's called officialy. Tends to end up as tight-knit groups which hate everybody else and a lot of crazy. On my last trip before I went to school the engine room caught fire. I have a photo somewhere of a couple of AB's drinking coffee and just watching the fire. Good times.

    Where do Maersk tend to use cadets? Are liners dominant, or do they end up on tankers and offshore as well? I'm kinda hoping to serve on the 'Triple-E's' somewhere down the line.

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  • Chiefy
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    Yup not sure quite where you fit as a trainee or a senior cadet or maybe an uncertified officer, hence crewing department, but to be fair they'll put ou in the right box

    So better just sit back and enjoy the ride, as I said it'll be the PI and IQ tests as they are the standard, no real pass or fail as such, though I suppose if you come out as a raving loony them may sign you up immediately or not.

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  • Whitefall
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    I'm not from the UK, but from Norway, that's why my sentencing might be a bit off at times. I applied online at http://www.blivskibsofficer.dk/ and a couple of days later I heard from Cadet Administration & Recruiting.

    The Cadet Administration just passed me along to the Crewing Department. I've been talking to someone from the Manning Office for Scandinavia, so I suppose it's them I'm going to meet with. That will be my second interview ever, so I'm really hoping it's just the interview and not tests as well. I'm nervous enough as it is.

    I just need six months of sailing time as a cadet, before I'm eligible to apply for an D3 certificate, and no school after that. Seems the education differs a bit from the UK, we don't have phases and sponsors over here. Might be the reason they transferred me to Crewing, seems I don't fit into their cadet systems or something.

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  • Chiefy
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    Odd, most cadet recruitment is handled for Uk in UK however that said maybe they are consolidating somethings

    Esplananden is HUGE, the testsare the standard tests, IQ and PI and maths. The danes probabley have better english than most english people (sad but true).

    treat it as a proper job interview...in fact anyone going to an interview with an company should rememebr that while it is a training position and you do most of it in college IT IS A JOB you are applying for not an Arts and Clarts course where hoodies and scruffy jeans are acceptable atire even for the interview

    I also am assuming you applied to "Newcastle" for you cadetship (the office not just randomly the town!)

    oh and Good Luck

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  • ETwhat?
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    Well as a start any emails you send them make sure you use proper sentencing i.e.

    'I'm going to Copenhagen for an interview at their offices' instead of ' I'm going to Copenhagen at their offices for an interview'

    be prepared for english to be the pannels second language but dont be affriad to ask if you dont understand stuff, other than that its just like an interview anywhere else

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  • Whitefall
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    Another thread for interview help

    I applied for a position with Maersk Cadet Administration & Recruitment recently, but got transferred to the Crewing Department. So I contacted them, and short story short, I'm going to Copenhagen at their offices for an interview.

    Has anyone been to Maersk in Denmark, and perhaps could share a bit of what I should expect? I'm not sure if it is a regular job interview, or if they are going to test me as well. I'm reading up on the company and I got the nice clothes, so the basics are covered at least. But any tips are more than welcome.

    Deck Cadet by the way.
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