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    Hi, probably a daft question but what age are most people who start a cadetship? I'm applying for engineering but I'm a bit worried that everyone else will be 18/19 and just finished school or college.

    Thanks

  • #2
    Depends really. From my experience in my class it varies from a few young ones, 18-20 right up to the grand old age of 27 (which is more my end of the scale!) I wouldn't worry about it to be honest :-)
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    • #3
      most company's will say how old they want you to be before applying just check around there websites. At my interview for Carnival UK there was about 7 of us there, I'm 18 and I was the youngest by at least 3-5 years.... but obviously this was only a small selection of people who had interviews with them.

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      • #4
        Average age in my group was around the 23-24 mark...
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        • #5
          I know a boy of sixteen who is starting this year.

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          • #6
            Twelve on my intake and we have people at 42, 29 (me), 27, 24, 23 and then the rest a mx of 18 - 22, although the las intake had a 16 yar old who was eventually named best cadet!

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            • #7
              It depends on the time of the year you start i think. If you start in September you will get more school/college leavers so they will be around 16-18 but also a little bit older, the oldest in my September group was 28. You're more likely to find older aged people in the other starting months.
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              • #8
                no you will be 18 wink wink else you wont be invited down the pub!

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                • #9
                  Thanks, good to know I'm not past it yet!

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                  • #10
                    I have just turned 16 and I'm starting in September

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                    • #11
                      best of luck then mate!! I take it you are doing the HND route?

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                      • #12
                        I don't think your age is a barrier. So long as you are competent and willing to learn then you will get on well. The one thing I remember that did cause a problem were officers who had left the sea and then came back for a short period to keep their ticket current. We had a 3/O who had qualified, left the sea to do plumbing, failed, tried selling ice creams and then came back to sea after over 4 years away. (In those days you needed to do 6 months seatime in any 5 year period to keep your ticket current). He had forgotten so much - star sights, rule of the road, navigation and chartwork that the Old Man decided he was not safe until The C/O and myself had done a month of watches with him and brought him up to speed. We did 6's for a month. Really ticked us off that the company had employed this guy.

                        So stop worrying and start thinking about the extras you bring to the table. Age, experience, maturity.........

                        Ian
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                        • #13
                          I am also 16, totally agree that age is by no means a barrier, young or old.
                          I am in the sea cadets and have numerous RYA Qualifications in boating, navigation and seamanship. Compared to some of the adults involved in my unit at the cadets (some more than 3 or 4 times my age), I am far more qualified in boating and nav etc.
                          For example I am working during this summer on a tourist charter RIB with 2 x 225 bhp outboards (the one in my pic), every trip out I am required and qualified to take charge of the boat and take it into caves etc. So as long as you are willing to work hard age is but a number !

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