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    I was a deck trainee a few years ago but had to leave due to family issues. was so close to completion aswel. now i want to go back but its not possible due to no government funding available to me. is there any other way for me to do my cadetship???

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    You could always call companies and enquire if they would consider your application if you were to pay for the academic parts yourself.
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      Originally posted by erni1990 View Post
      I was a deck trainee a few years ago but had to leave due to family issues. was so close to completion aswel. now i want to go back but its not possible due to no government funding available to me. is there any other way for me to do my cadetship???
      I guess a lot of it would depend on the circumstances around your leaving, but no need to explain here, I am not probing, just raising the question. You will have to explain it to companies because they are bound to ask.

      Secondly, how far did you get? Did you complete your college phase and get the qualification? If so, if you have all the other certificates such as EDH and have all your seatime then could you not just do the final writtens and orals?

      As to the funding, if you have to go back to day 1 then I wonder which company would take on someone who has to have a "special" agreement to pay your own tuition fees?

      If you do have the seatime then surely you could just enrol at college yourself and not have a sponsor. Alternatively, if you are a couple of months short could you not try and find someone to give you some seatime?

      It also depends on how much you have remembered / forgotten and how tough you found it first time around!

      The only think I can suggest is to ring companies and ask to speak to the head of recruitment / cadetships and explain the whole situation and see what they suggest or see how they react. I do not think that any one of them will begrudge you 15 minutes of their time.

      Ian
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        How far along where you in the course? Without knowing that it's all speculation....
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