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    Thought it might be a bit helpful to some up and coming cadets that are at the stages of choosing companies with Cylde know this information

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    They [phase one cadets with UP Offshore] have been told by there training officer that they can expect 2-3 MONTH wait to get on a ship

    *snip*

    Just a little heads up
    Last edited by CharlieDelta; 9 June 2013, 12:56 PM.

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    I've done some snipping before approving this thread to keep it in line with the rules.

    A two to three month wait is not unheard of. Deck cadets have over 18 months available to get the 12 months required seatime.

    I know people are eager to get to sea but the companies will make sure they get the seatime they require.
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      Originally posted by CharlieDelta View Post
      I've done some snipping before approving this thread to keep it in line with the rules.

      A two to three month wait is not unheard of. Deck cadets have over 18 months available to get the 12 months required seatime.

      I know people are eager to get to sea but the companies will make sure they get the seatime they require.
      Don't know if it depends on the college but at my College (Glasgow) the total time available was around 16 months, not over 18. I also know quite a few cadets (mostly in the North Sea) who didn't get all of their seatime done in time and therefore have been backphased 6 months. Also know other guys who had to wait so long to get on a ship that they had to do a massive stint to get all their seatime in (close to 9 months straight). Having said all that, yeah you will get your sea time in eventally and 2 to three month waits are not uncommon. Luckily I never had any problems getting my sea time in but that doesn't mean it doesn't happen. Not really much you can do about it though I don't think.

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      • #4
        We had 8 months for phase 2 and about 11 months for phase 4 on Warsash HND. I think the FD is slightly less. And of course, other colleges may be completely different.

        But yeah, end of the day, two or three months isn't unheard of. Yes, sometimes there's problems which mean a delay to training. But I wouldn't base a decision on a company solely on the fact that current cadets are having to wait 2-3 months for their first ship. I did a four month trip in phase 2 and had four months off. Just happened that the four months were mostly between end of my trip and going back to college. And I'm with a company that most would agree has a decent reputation for making sure cadets get their seatime.
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