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  • Do cadets have to live in college accommodation?

    so if you get accepted for a cadetship is it essential that you live in the halls at the college?

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  • #2
    Re: accommodation

    Most companies & colleges require you to spend your first phase in the college accommodation, beyond that it is left up to you. (If you live round the corner from the college there sending you too, they will probably make an exception - or send you somewhere else).

    The idea being that as it is most applicants first time away from home, it is better for them to get home sick when at college, than when there on a ship on the other side of the world.
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    • #3
      Re: accommodation

      in south tyneside college its dependant of the company, for example SSTG had a lad i knew in the halls, and he could quite literally see his bedroom window from his dormitory. needless to say he was never in the halls lol, on the other side a few peopel from CMT are being allowed to stay at home, though companies such as north star are rather strict on keeping you in the halls of residence until you qualify.
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      • #4
        Re: accommodation

        Maersk pay your first 5 weeks in the halls, so its worth staying in them, but then after that they USUALLY let you move out.

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        • #5
          Re: accommodation

          I asked the clyde people this they said they make younger cadets stay in halls but normally make an excpetion for old buggers like me.

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          • #6
            Re: accommodation

            It's probably cheaper (and more convenient) to live in halls, unless you happen to live within near commuting distance... but it's cheap for a reason.
            I would expect almost all companies to insist you stay for at least the first term of phase 1 (I think there was one older borg cadet who lived so locally that he was let off, but still had to turn up for the musters); they might try and resist you moving out, because they want you to "bond with your peer group" or something, but if your older, you'll probably be able to nag them to let you escape to a slightly more comfortable environment - but then you've got to make time to get there and back; manage your dinner times, have a plan for those long gaps between lectures and things; and sort out all your cooking and eating arrangements; and make sure you've got all the IT gear you need.
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            • #7
              Re: accommodation

              Originally posted by dawg
              It's probably cheaper (and more convenient) to live in halls, unless you happen to live within near commuting distance... but it's cheap for a reason.
              I wouldnt call the halls cheap. In glasgow going from st lukes (6 people per flat) for 350 per month to a 2 double bedroomed city centre flat for 545 per month. Now split that between 2 and its a hell of a lot cheaper. Even adding electricity, internet and food it was cheaper. Plus no council tax!

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              • #8
                Re: accommodation

                Running a house for the VERY short periods that you will need it for is not necessarily the cheapest, nor eductionally viable option. With the exception of lovely people that take lodgers, I would go for halls every time-it's set up for you to achieve.

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                • #9
                  Re: accommodation

                  this was phase 3 for 9 months. first phase for hnd engine is also 6 months. most flat rentals run for contracts of 6 months with options to extend

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                  • #10
                    Re: accommodation

                    I'm only speaking from experience-let us know how it went.

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