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    So Yesterday I got my paperwork through for CMT for a 3rd september start... which of course doesnt leave me a lot of time to think about my sponsor choices. I've looked into Supplystill (regent cruises), British Marine and Lomar Shipping as my top 3 but want to be sure i'm choosing well. So, My question is can anybody; either a cadet with any of them or someone with any experience of them companies, advise me on whether they are good companies, if they look after their cadets and if they sponsor cadets regularly or not?

    A quick Response would be appreciated. Thank you.
    "The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails."
    -- William Arthur War


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  • #2
    *sigh*

    I'm not being nasty, but please have a search through our threads as I'm certain we've done this.
    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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    • #3
      I have had a look and found various bits and bats, but unfortunately couldn't find much of use, just threads and replies about other companies, despite the threads asking about specific companies. I will have a closer look though. I have now put the companies I mentioned on the form and will send it off later today.
      "The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails."
      -- William Arthur War


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      • #4
        Don't waste your choice on a cruise company is what I figured when reading the threads and I dunno when they pick who will be sponsoring you but would presume theyve already done it just not told people?

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        • #5
          I would assume that too but i suppose we cant be sure til induction. I have seen many comments about cruise companies, only put one because it's what I would like to do, and ive come across many cadets apply for RCL and DCL, but no one with Supplystill so far. That's why I chose them, perhaps giving me a higher chance but I cant be sure.
          If not i'd like containers/bulk carriers which is why I chose Lomar and British Marine. I'm willing to go with any company so long as it's not with the masses at zodiac, though I wont turn down an offer. but if I can fast track with a cruise company, great, if not im happy to go round the houses to get to that industry.
          "The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails."
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          • #6
            Why so quick to knock Zodiac? I was with them, and had an excellent time on 4 ships. They were brilliant to deal with. I wanted to try a bulker, they put me on a bulker. I wanted to go on of the new E class Maersk box ships, they got me on one. They have plenty of ships and unlike a lot of other companies, you can easily get all the sea time in that you need. As long as you show you are there to work and not to bum around and get drunk like so many of the cadets who end up with them (and then bitch about Zodiac online) then you will find the officers will show you everything you need to know. On my third ship, I was the Mate's shadow for months, everywhere he went, I went, every tank he inspected, I was in there inspecting it too. So don't be put off by a few bad eggs bad mouthing them, I would happily do my sea time with them again.
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            • #7
              yes, I do understand that few people bad mouth them so I can only go off what i've heard so it makes a change to hear of somebody that was happy with them. I will admit it was a bit daft to put them down not knowing the whole story so I apologise if I offended you in any way as I said though, I wouldnt turn down any company because at the end of the day, so long as I have this career, I'm more than happy. I wasnt aware they gave you a choice of ship types either. I need to wait until ive started at fleetwood to find all of this out. Do Zodiac have good employment prospects after training do you know? I obviously would like all of the information I can get, which is why I posted this thread; to avoid looking like a bit of a tool when I start. So thank you for your input.
              "The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails."
              -- William Arthur War


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              • #8
                No future employment prospects, but that is the same as most Clyde companies, if you want future employment with a Clyde company, the only ones I hear of getting a job with their sponsorship companies are usually the North Sea and coastal companies. Most people on the deep sea companies have to go looking after getting their CoC's, as I am now.
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                • #9
                  ok then, Thanks for that info I'm after deep sea myself also. so afterwards is it a case of apply to all the companies you can think of?
                  "The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails."
                  -- William Arthur War


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                  • #10
                    Yeh, I wouldn't worry about it for a few years though!
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                    • #11
                      yeah, still got 3 years training to even start yet! just covering all bases have you ever met any cadets sponsored by the 3 I mentioned? (supplystill, British marine & Lomar)
                      "The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails."
                      -- William Arthur War


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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by tommysevenfold View Post
                        I've looked into Supplystill (regent cruises), British Marine and Lomar Shipping as my top 3
                        How did you find these? They are not listed in any of the usual places and Supplystill doesn't even appear to have a website. The other two do but have no mention of cadetships or training schemes. Do you have inside contacts or do you just hang around the docks a lot?

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                        • #13
                          http://www.clydemarinetraining.com/content/sponsorslist
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                          • #14
                            Ok, thank you aleorea, it does seem british marine don't take on many cadets then. I wouldn't have a problem working with other nationalities so long as they spoke English and get me through the training. Supplystill supposedly run cruise ships under rssc, and timmillea, I did notice that Supplystill aren't mentioned on the CMT website however they are listed on the sponsor company list that they sent me. May have to look closer, im going to call CMT today so I can always find out as I haven't sent the paperwork back to them yet.
                            "The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails."
                            -- William Arthur War


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                            • #15
                              Dont be hung up on the fact that jobs are part of the cadetship. Theres lots of companies that employ british cadets, but from their point of view its easier to train you and then have interviews/applications rather than it being a sure thing. Even companies like Mearsk where it should be a job after wont always take you on if they dont need the staff.
                              you can take it with a pinch of salt, but i prefer it with a nip of whisky

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