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    Hello
    I've just joined the forum today. Over the last few weeks I have read through most of the posts on the forum. Many of my questions have already been answered reading through all the info on site. However there are still a few things I still don't know and I'm hoping you guys may be able to help.

    What I would really like to do is get sponsorship from a Cruise line and be able to complete a full Honours degree in Engineering as opposed to a foundation degree. I'm currently studying Math, Physics, Chemistry at A level and my Gcse results are A*/ A. I hope to join the September 14 intake.

    I have tried to get this information from the company websites but it all seems very vague.

    il be very grateful if anyone could help with this information.

  • #2
    I haven't got much experience in this as im still a cadet, but supposedly some companies pick a few cadets who express interest and have good results (probably) to top up their degree, to top up a FD to a full degree is only a year. I dunno how this is done if its actually at a college/uni or studying away (like open uni), but i suppose maybe if you also expressed interest down the line they may give you time off for it and some even pay for it, depends what the company needs or is looking for

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    • #3
      I heard similar that some lucky engineer cadets top up to the BEng (Hons) taught at South Shields and awarded by Northumbria/Sunderland or somewhere. Its not accredited by the Engineering Council as far as I'm aware.
      Former TH cadet with experience of cruise ships, buoy tenders, research ships and oil tankers

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      • #4
        hello
        welcome to officer cadet forum
        here is a list off all companies that get sponsorship,like carnival or Cunard Line and etc.
        pls click here to download file.

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        • #5
          I was left with the impression at the Warsash open day last year that it was up to you if you topped it off, and some companies paid for it, others were just sympathetic and gave you the time off to do the classroom bits. If I remember rightly, it's a 3 month section at the colleges, and the rest is distance learning, so you can do it while you're working

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          • #6
            Thanks for the replies...

            I have been offered a place at Holland America Line ( currently they don't give you the option) I also have a place with Clyde Marine and I'm sure that depends on which shipping company they give you. I've applied to a few others too but just waiting for a reply.


            I wonder if anyone has actually completed a honours degree during their cadetship?


            Any more info would be greatly appreciated.

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            • #7
              Check out the following table from the Merchant Navy Training Board: http://content.yudu.com/A1ztdo/MNTBn...mntb.org.uk%2F

              For 12/13 there were some 900 cadets with only 3 given the BSc (Hons) degree course and they were all deck cadets.

              Email me direct and I can give you some advice.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by OldSalt View Post
                Check out the following table from the Merchant Navy Training Board: http://content.yudu.com/A1ztdo/MNTBn...mntb.org.uk%2F

                For 12/13 there were some 900 cadets with only 3 given the BSc (Hons) degree course and they were all deck cadets.

                Email me direct and I can give you some advice.
                only problem with yudu is as its flash based iPhone and Nexus if using kit kat can't open them. Nexus running jellybean was ok on Firefox could but not anymore. Nautilus also publish using yudu so same applies to their downloads. Real pain! Might also limit audiences who use these devices at sea as they may not have access to a desktop.

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                • #9
                  judging by the warsash and shields websites, the warsash degree topup is 3 months in the classroom followed by the distance learning and is more in the management area whereas the shields course is all classroom based and just has engineering in it (harder topup in my opinion but perhaps more valued).
                  Former TH cadet with experience of cruise ships, buoy tenders, research ships and oil tankers

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