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    Can anyone direct me to the 'statistics' of getting a position as a cadet?

    At the moment, I am trying to convince someone that it's not that easy to get a position anymore and you do need some sort of edge.

    I remember seeing it somewhere on here, but I can't find the thread - it mentioned the number of applications in comparison to the amount of positions.

    Does anyone know this information?

    Thanks in advance.

    --Found it--
    Last edited by Lewisscott22; 27 June 2013, 02:15 PM. Reason: Link found
    "Knowledge is gained through experience and experience is just another name for our mistakes" - Albert Einstein/Oscar Wilde
    "Choose a career that you really enjoy and you will never have to work a single day in life."

    Experience with Container, General Cargo and Cruise vessels.

  • #2
    I know you've found it but oh well. SSTG said they had about 25 applications per place, Maersk about 30 per application.

    A good comparison is that Oxbridge have 5 applicants for each place.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Lewisscott22 View Post
      --Found it--
      Link? Sounds interesting and I can't seem to find it.

      Thanks.

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      • #4
        Here you are - http://www.officercadet.com/showthre...highlight=odds

        Just wanted to try and convey to someone that you do need an edge in order to increase your chances.
        "Knowledge is gained through experience and experience is just another name for our mistakes" - Albert Einstein/Oscar Wilde
        "Choose a career that you really enjoy and you will never have to work a single day in life."

        Experience with Container, General Cargo and Cruise vessels.

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        • #5
          Thank you. I knew the number of applicants per position was high, but not that high - very interesting!

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          • #6
            The MNTB http://www.mntb.org.uk/ publish in their newsletter new entrant information on cadets per year, currently running around 900+. Plenty of opportunities for those keen and interested in a career at sea. It does permit the shipping companies and manning agencies a good opportunity for selection and therefore the application forms need to be given serious consideration.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by OldSalt View Post
              The MNTB http://www.mntb.org.uk/ publish in their newsletter new entrant information on cadets per year, currently running around 900+. Plenty of opportunities for those keen and interested in a career at sea. It does permit the shipping companies and manning agencies a good opportunity for selection and therefore the application forms need to be given serious consideration.
              Ah, thank you for this! Very interesting!
              "Knowledge is gained through experience and experience is just another name for our mistakes" - Albert Einstein/Oscar Wilde
              "Choose a career that you really enjoy and you will never have to work a single day in life."

              Experience with Container, General Cargo and Cruise vessels.

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              • #8
                I wonder how many applications/places CMT get. Anyone know?
                Check out the blog!

                http://www.rudder-nonsense.blogspot.co.uk/

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by RudderNonsense View Post
                  I wonder how many applications/places CMT get. Anyone know?
                  Lots I would imagine as they're the biggest recruiter...
                  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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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by RudderNonsense View Post
                    I wonder how many applications/places CMT get. Anyone know?
                    But a lot of people apply to a lot of companies then take a place with the best one for them.

                    So CMT might have a lot of applications but I imagine a lot of people decline places with them.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by gadget123 View Post
                      But a lot of people apply to a lot of companies then take a place with the best one for them.

                      So CMT might have a lot of applications but I imagine a lot of people decline places with them.
                      Actually, that could skew the figures completely....
                      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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