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    Hello everyone

    Just wanted to ask if anyone is a cadet or is employed by Boston Putford and can tell me about life on board and if there are a good company to work for or to be a cadet with?

    Anyone been offered Boston Putford and is starting in September 2012??

  • #2
    I work for them.

    Good company, they will look after you. Life on board varies from ship to ship and crew to crew, as is always the case. The quality of the accommodation also varies from ship to ship, look at the variation of age in the fleet.

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    • #3
      well least you know your in, i have to wait because they where going to tell me last week but wanted to have another look at the package they able to offer but im sure it will be any day now i hope

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      • #4
        Who are 'they'?

        SSTG or BPOS?

        Also, technically you won't know if they are going to offer you a place until after the observer trip. If they are still doing it...

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        • #5
          well i spoke to Steve from SSTG and he informed me that Boston Putford decided there sponsorship package last week but have decided to have another look at, so in a few more days i should know and yes Boston Putford still do the observation trip which i really wish i get into.

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          • #6
            I see, the package must be changing then. PM me the deal when you find out!

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            • #7
              What are the different ships ages, what do they range frm if you know? Are the crew mainly British? What's food like on board?

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              • #8
                Look on Seacor Marines website.

                Or, type 'Putford' into Marine Traffic.

                Crews are mainly British with Eastern European officers and crew joining.

                The food depends on the cook you have.

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                • #9
                  Is the food British food? Or will I be getting some crap philipino food!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by jonnylambert View Post
                    Is the food British food? Or will I be getting some crap philipino food!

                    I think some Philipino chefs may take exception to their food being labelled as 'crap'.
                    "Crazy like wild wolves threatened by fire, send them all to the bottom of the sea."

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                    • #11
                      I've yet to come across a Filipino in the company.

                      The cooks are either British or Eastern European, I've only had British cooks so far.

                      You do get crap British food too

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                      • #12
                        I know but I can live with crappy fish fingers and chips! But I can't be eating tongue and stuff like my brother had to! What would be on the menu? Few examples?

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                        • #13
                          Fish & Chips, Spagetti Bolognese, Roast Dinner, Cremated Steak, Gammon Steak, Curry, Chill, Stew, Burgers.

                          The list goes on, the general idea is anything that is painfully plain.

                          In general, cargo ship food isn't awarded Michelin stars.

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                          • #14
                            @johnnylambert I guess it's lucky that you're only ever going to be working for this one company. It's not like this sector in general is pretty bloody multicultural.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by jonnylambert View Post
                              I know but I can live with crappy fish fingers and chips! But I can't be eating tongue and stuff like my brother had to! What would be on the menu? Few examples?
                              From what I remember, the Filipino's tended to eat fish a damn sight more than they did meat and generally their cooks are quite good. I can't stand fish so normally the cook would keep something to one side for me, nothing outrageous but quick and easy to knock up.

                              Originally posted by Faust View Post
                              Fish & Chips, Spagetti Bolognese, Roast Dinner, Cremated Steak, Gammon Steak, Curry, Chill, Stew, Burgers.

                              The list goes on, the general idea is anything that is painfully plain.

                              In general, cargo ship food isn't awarded Michelin stars.
                              Cremated steak? Is it just ashes?

                              To be fair, i've had some amazing Cooks and some bloody awful ones so it's really hit or miss when it comes to food.
                              I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.....

                              All posts here represent my own opinion and not that of my employer.

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