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  • How many girls joined in September 2013?

    Hi, I was just wondering how many girls joined on the deck officer course in September 2013? Thanks.

  • #2
    3, off the top of my head 2 FD Deck, 1 HND Deck. One has had to suspend her studies due to a knee injury I believe.

    There's also another girl on the Engineering course.

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    • #3
      Thanks, does anyone know if it's like this every year or is there usually more/less? Thanks.

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      • #4
        Out of maybe 45 in my intake I would say there were maybe 5 or 6 girls. So around 10%. This was a couple of years ago and a different college but I would imagine most colleges are similar. Don't worry too much about there not being too many girls though, it didn't cause any issues as far as I saw, the guys and girls integrated quite well. Got to get used to being surrounded by guys in this industry anyway! (although there are more women than there used to be).

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        • #5
          Thanks, I don't mind there being not many girls, just don't want to be the only one haha.

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          • #6
            During our intake, majority of the girls were in the deck department. Small handful in engineering.....
            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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            • #7
              There was only 2 girls in the intake of 30 people in my class when I was cadet. BUT by qualification, they were 2 out of something like 13 people qualifying from my class.

              Really amount of females that you come across on vessels is rapidly increasing, and as it increases, so does the interest by other females to join. As time passes, and time moves on, sexism at sea is rapidly decreasing as well.

              Really, I don't think you should worry being female at all, from my experiences 99% of the time you will be treated equally, or even better then your male counter parts (not for bad reasons, for their is good reasons not to stick females on ships completely full of certain foreign nationalities for example, but no one wants to be stuck there anyway!). I have only seen equality. Its too important to have someone good at their job working with you, then having someone who happens to share something not related to ship duties with you. So equally as your male counter parts, you will be appreciated or given a hard time, depending on how you do your job. A ship, its a team effort.
              ....

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              • #8
                There is actually a fairly interesting discussion going on about this in one of the Linkedin groups at the moment.

                I'll let you know which one when I next see an email from them (yes I can't bloody remember....)
                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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                • #9
                  Thanks for all the messages! I'm not too bothered now about being possibly the only girl. Thanks (there is no thanks button on the mobile version or I would thank you that way ahah).

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                  • #10
                    The intake from my company has 5 females and 14 males. Of those 5, 3 are going the engineering route.
                    'Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans'

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