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    Right guys, 3 offers on the table for a deckie cadetship, Shell, maersk and seacor. I know a fair bit about each company (sectors they work in, ships I'll be on) but there's only so much I can research. Which would you choose and why? Thanks in advance!

  • #2
    Tankers with Shell would get you your exemptions and mean you could basically go anywhere after you qualify.

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    • #3
      Shell. Getting your tanker fam + endorsements in now is a good idea as they will be more difficult to get once qualified. Also I would imagine there will be a good chance of a job at the end and they probably pay well. I don't think they take on a massive amount of cadets so you are probably quite lucky to get an offer.

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      • #4
        There is one Shell deckie in my intake at Warsash.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Faust View Post
          There is one Shell deckie in my intake at Warsash.
          I suppose thats a bad thing?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Unregistered View Post
            I suppose thats a bad thing?
            Erm, no? They take on very few cadets and have a high level of entry requirements. They only take on the highest regarded cadets and as such there are very few.

            There are very few Bugatti Veyron's in the world. It doesn't make them bad cars.

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            • #7
              Shell, all the way.

              I always advise cadets to get on wet cargo vessels, LNG if you can, cause it makes it easier to get on them once you're done...
              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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              • #8
                Yeah, do your cadetship on tankers, much easier to transfer to something else from tankers than the other way round.
                Go out, do stuff

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                • #9
                  Yup...tankers are handy BUT it is "possible" the cruise companies might not like you if you have been on them too long...as you wont be house trained but to be honest depending on the sort of person you are that isnt a real problem
                  Trust me I'm a Chief.

                  Views expressed by me are mine and mine alone.
                  Yes I work for the big blue canoe company.
                  No I do not report things from here to them as they are quite able to come and read this stuff for themselves.


                  Twitter:- @DeeChief

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                  • #10
                    It is not half as difficult to get into the cruise industry as it is to get into wet cargo sector.
                    Go out, do stuff

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                    • #11
                      I understand that Shell are only taking on 6 cadets this year. Well done for getting the offers, that's a great achievement in itself.

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                      • #12
                        I've been offered Boston putford and Maersk, I'm totally torn as there are pros/cons for both. The offer of 2 years contract with BP/Seacor post qualification is quite an attractive one though. Any thoughts?

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                        • #13
                          I wouldn't worry about not getting a job when you qualify should go with the Big blue canoe lot.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Faust View Post
                            I wouldn't worry about not getting a job when you qualify should go with the Big blue canoe lot.
                            Yes, be assimilated...
                            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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