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    I see from the Warsash website that for FD you do 17 weeks at college which take it to about christmas I guess. Do you get any time off over christmas before going to sea?

    In the first sea phase which is 8 months how much leave do you typically get? I was told OOCL usually put you on Liverpool-Montreal-Liverpool. Do they really make you go back and forth on that short run for 8 months?

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    this is the full route if your interested any we may be on the same ship
    http://www.oocl.com/NR/rdonlyres/101...GEX1_Jul09.pdf

    the ships are the OOCL Montreal and the OOCL Belguim should be fun
    Maybe I will never be
    All the things that I want to be
    But now is not the time to cry
    Now's the time to find out why

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      Going to move this to the main questions forum so others can see it.

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        How much leave you get is decided by your company

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          I know that at Warsash we start on 6th Sept, and we have two weeks off at Christmas,
          but does anyone know if we get a mid-term break around the end of October?
          I Aear c?n ven na mar. (Elvish)
          Ee eye-are kahn vehn nah mar. (Pronunciation)
          The Sea calls us home. (English translation)

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            I don't believe so. I've been here since January and only had 2 weeks off at easter. No half terms or anything. I believe it's a straight run to christmas from september

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            • #7
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              We got a week off around the 15th October at GCNS...
              I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.....

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                Maybe there is a break? I'll check

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                • #9
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                  Hi,

                  Warsash doesn't have "half-term" breaks in the way that colleges do. Normally you would get two weeks at Christmas, two weeks break around Easter, and four weeks over the summer. If you're short of sea-time, some companies might want to send you back to sea during these college breaks.
                  Any opinions offered are mine and not necessarily those of my employer.

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                    UK_academic - Does the two week easter break usually apply during the first sea phase as well? I know it is up to each company but is there usually some leave between one 4 month trip and the next?

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                    • #11
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                      The break only applies to cadets when they are on campus, during sea phases the timing of your leave will be at the discretion of your company. As a cadet, you would normally be given a bit of leave between trips in your sea-phases - the amount will depend on your company, and also the schedules of your ships!
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                      • #12
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                        Cheers once again UK_academic for clearing the issue up

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                        • #13
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                          Slightly off topic but I'm also being sponsered by OOCL

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                            it sounds intense
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                              Be aware that your company may also want you to do a 6 month trip - rather than 2 shorter ones since you only get 7 months for sea time during the first sea phase (warsash september start FD deck).
                              ?Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn?t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.?

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