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  • EH75
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    Originally posted by Dosedmonkey View Post
    You can NOT ever take a British cadetship again, IF you were chucked out for cheating on a exam paper. I know of one Navigation/Deck Cadet who was a friends brother, who got caught cheating in the exam, now he can not even get a certificate as an AB from the MCA I hear!
    Haha that should probably discount about 95% of my class...

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  • Dosedmonkey
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    Originally posted by sailortom View Post
    Hi there,

    Basically, i am a failed deck cadet. Basically, my cadetship went tits up and i realised that at the time, it wasnt for me. I now have got my head straight and know that it is in fact the career path i want.

    I obviously am aware about the smart funding and am basically asking, Is there a chance of getting funding through a sponsoring company again or have i blown it?

    Any help or advice on this subject will be hugely appreciated.

    Cheers,

    A confused sailor.
    You might be able to, and for example when I did my HND in Engineering some years back, you wouldn't need to re-do the first 9 months of the cadetship as that was a pre-HND certificate, similar applied to the sea time after the first 9 months. So you only needed to do two years. But that might be different now, with HNCs and such.

    You can NOT ever take a British cadetship again, IF you were chucked out for cheating on a exam paper. I know of one Navigation/Deck Cadet who was a friends brother, who got caught cheating in the exam, now he can not even get a certificate as an AB from the MCA I hear!

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  • alistairuk
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    Originally posted by sailortom View Post
    i thought that might be the case, ive been told to apply for carisbrooke as they are willing to take a chance on anyone.

    Are you under the opinion of telling them and hoping for the best or just letting it slide and see what happens?
    You will have to tell them from the outset since it will affect their decision to offer you a cadetship - if you don't it will become pretty obvious when they attempt to get funding for you and subsequently drop you.

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  • kylepaul
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    It is possible to get a second chance, I'm on one.

    I started a cadetship when I was 18 but quit for family reasons, 3 years later and I'm at Fleetwood with the RFA.

    As others have said you need to be honest about your previous cadetship, be prepared to fully explain why you quit the first time and why you won't quit the second time. Best of luck, I know how hard it can be.

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  • Crawf121
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    Im with carisbrooke, although it is not easy BY ANY MEANS to get a cadetship these days- yes they took a chance on me. For instance i have equivalent qualifications and a degree in a relevant field yet my GCSES were all like e's however i emailed Warsash and they cross checked them and sent me an email to attatch to companies to let them know i was applicable. However all the companies would not even give me the time of day, so narrow minded. Except Carisbrooke who i am with now.

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  • EH75
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    Another way into the industry would be to look at trying to get in as a rating and then work up that way. Although opportunities for British ratings are limited these days I believe the RFA still train them and this could be the best bet.

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  • HolyNougat
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    I seem to recall that the topic of 'second chances' has been covered in a previous thread and it may be worth you looking that up for some guidance.
    During my miss-spent youth I took a 6 month break from my cadetship because I had doubts about my career choice, fortunately I had an understanding training manager who was prepared to be patient with me during that period, but I suppose the point is that some training managers will realize the people often struggle with the adjustment to a career at sea. How far into your training did you get before leaving?

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  • GuinnessMan
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    Youre also going to need a good reason as to why you failed the first time!

    Sent from the Batcave via carrier pigeon....

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  • size4riggerboots
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    Yep, you'd better make sure you've got some sound arguments for why anyone should take you on. What have you done in the interim?

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  • sailortom
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    so ive just got to basically, put it all on the line and hope they can see that im worth the chance.

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  • Lewis
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    You need to tell them we had a guy kick out our course in first week because they tried to get smart funding and he had already been a cadet and didn't mention it.

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  • sailortom
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    i thought that might be the case, ive been told to apply for carisbrooke as they are willing to take a chance on anyone.

    Are you under the opinion of telling them and hoping for the best or just letting it slide and see what happens?

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  • Lewis
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    Sometimes but it's pretty rare.

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  • sailortom
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    Is there a second chance?

    Hi there,

    Basically, i am a failed deck cadet. Basically, my cadetship went tits up and i realised that at the time, it wasnt for me. I now have got my head straight and know that it is in fact the career path i want.

    I obviously am aware about the smart funding and am basically asking, Is there a chance of getting funding through a sponsoring company again or have i blown it?

    Any help or advice on this subject will be hugely appreciated.

    Cheers,

    A confused sailor.
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