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  • Hello all!

    Just a quick note to introduce myself. I'm a 30 year old aspiring cadet. I love the articles here and the forum. Thanks for the content guys!

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    Welcome to the forum, it's nice to see more and more older cadets joining the industry, I have sailed with a few cadets who had a little bit of life experience before going to sea and was always impressed with what they brought to the job.

    Do you have any technical / mechanical experience already or is this a completely new step for you?
    Go out, do stuff

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    • #3
      I did 2.5 years in the royal signals as a trainee technician. Never got the chance to finish my trade training. I have a hnd in computing but I can't afford to go on to finish the degree as I can't give up working.

      It's almost impossible to get a job in IT without a degree.

      Seems like a cadetship is a great way to get paid to train, then almost guaranteed a great job afterwards.

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      • #4
        With that background you might want to think about training as an electro-technical officer, particularly if you fancy working on cruise ships. Either way, let us know how you get on.
        Go out, do stuff

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        • #5
          Hey there, we've already spoken on another forum - just thought I'd give you a wave in here too :-)
          'Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans'

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          • #6
            Belated welcome!!!
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            Hello! I'm Chris. I'm away a lot so I'm sorry if it takes me a while to reply to messages, but I promise I'll get back to everyone. If it's urgent, please email me directly at [email protected].

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