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    Hello i would be grateful if someone could help me as to sponsors i have had a look on the CMT sponsor list but i am not sure if i just go to the interview with one in mind and just mention it there or i mention which type of ship i wish to work on ?

    Also would it put me at a disadvantage picking a cruise company over a conventional shipping organisation?

    many thanks,

    Waltho13

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    Originally posted by Waltho13 View Post
    Hello i would be grateful if someone could help me as to sponsors i have had a look on the CMT sponsor list but i am not sure if i just go to the interview with one in mind and just mention it there or i mention which type of ship i wish to work on ?

    Also would it put me at a disadvantage picking a cruise company over a conventional shipping organisation?

    many thanks,

    Waltho13
    Hi,

    No, if you are keen to work with a particular company or on cruise ships, I would definitely mention it at the interview- although you might find there is a good chance you?ll be asked about where or who you want to work for anyway- it shows you?ve done a bit of research and know what you want to be doing. It would also be good to do a bit of research about the particular company and/ or cruise ships in general and be prepared to answer general questions about this type of shipping at the interview- for example why you want to work on cruise ships particularly or that company? They won?t expect you to be an expert, but a bit of general knowledge and some good solid reasons for choosing that company would only put you in good stead. I?ve never known anyone to be at a disadvantage or looked down on for choosing cruise ships over other types of vessel- if that?s what you?re keen on make it known!

    However bear in mind that with Clyde Marine you are not guaranteed a place with any of the sponsoring companies and for example you may put down cruise ships as a preferred choice and then end up on a container ship. This isn?t to put you off, just to warn you. Have you approached any cruise companies directly? Does the company your keen to work with only recruit cadets through CMT? Have you tried approaching them first, just to get some more info? Possibly work experience? Don?t be shy about approaching companies directly either, you don?t have to dismiss CMT but keep an open mind.

    Good luck whatever happens

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    • #3
      I'm going to tell you right now, that the chances of getting on a cruise ship with Clyde Marine Training is about as good as my chances of a three way with twin supermodels in Rio....

      If I was you, I would broach the subject, but not be hung up on it. There are a lot of other vessel types bouncing about and you may find you enjoy others better.

      To be honest, I would try my best to get onto a Wet Cargo or Gas Ship, that way you can easily move to other types of vessels at the end of your cadetship or stay with them if you like them....
      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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      • #4
        Agree with the man who drinks Guinness - everyone and their Aunty wants to work on Cruise Ships. IMO its a mistake - for your cadetship get on Crude / LNG or DP (DSV). After you have your COC you will be qualified up to the Ying Yang with DCE Oil and Gas or DP qualifications.

        If you want to work on cruise ships after that then go for it as they will take you no problem but trying going the other way i.e. Cruise Ships to DSV or LNG - no chance!

        Personally I love money and leave - my 2 favourite things. I can use money and leave to go anywhere I want and not be limited with having to get back to my ship for a watch; job done! Both money and leave on cruise ships are total rubbish.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by GuinnessMan View Post
          I'm going to tell you right now, that the chances of getting on a cruise ship with Clyde Marine Training is about as good as my chances of a three way with twin supermodels in Rio....
          If he gets cruise ships I can see GM booking a holiday in Rio...

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          • #6
            Originally posted by HarmlessWeasel View Post
            If he gets cruise ships I can see GM booking a holiday in Rio...
            The chances of that in Rio are high, you can get anything - as long as you pay

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            • #7
              Actually I'd agree IFHP, the chances of a three way in rio with supermodeltwin quite high, now was that 2007 or 2008???? Oh ooops, hope the wife doesn't read this.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by YoungMariner View Post
                Actually I'd agree IFHP, the chances of a three way in rio with supermodeltwin quite high, now was that 2007 or 2008???? Oh ooops, hope the wife doesn't read this.
                Yes but pre op transsexuals do not count!

                Was that Guinnessman just rushing out to buy a flight ticket..... Kinky!
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                • #9
                  Haha

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                  • #10
                    Thanks for everyones advice and not just about sponsor companies but a future holiday destination. I think that cruise ships are probably not the best choice in the long run. can anyone tell me the typical amount of time you are required to serve with your sponsor after college ? also once collage is finished are the certificates i gain easily transferrable to superyachts ( Just exploring all avenues)

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Hatchorder View Post
                      Was that Guinnessman just rushing out to buy a flight ticket..... Kinky!
                      You're just jealous.....
                      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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                      • #12
                        I think he's emigrating...

                        OP - generally you're not guaranteed a job after completing the course, but if you are offered a job, I think the contract is usually for two years
                        Last edited by HarmlessWeasel; 1 April 2013, 04:13 PM. Reason: ambiguous wording

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by HarmlessWeasel View Post
                          I think he's emigrating...

                          OP - generally you're not guaranteed a job after completing the course, but if you are, I think the contract is usually for two years
                          It used to be with Maersk, however it does depend on the sponsor and the CMT ones generally don't take you on afterwards....
                          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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                          • #14
                            orite is this to do with tonnage tax why they may generally not carry you onwards? thanks for helping me with that query by the way .

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                            • #15
                              Companies that contract their cadetships out to agencies are generally in it for the tonnage tax and won't take you on afterwards. Companies that actually employ you seem to have a greater interest in taking you on afterwards, and training you for other tickets, especially the likes of Maersk, BP, etc.

                              Of course, being taken on post cadetships is entirely dependent on your behaviour during said cadetship.
                              "Crazy like wild wolves threatened by fire, send them all to the bottom of the sea."

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