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    Hi there folks I'm Shane and I am currently a deck cadet at the National Maritime College of Ireland. Was lucky enough to get Trinity House as a sponsor two weeks before Christmas. If anyone has any info they think is relevant or would be useful its all much appreciated. Anyway just a quick hello and I look forward to meeting you all in the future and having the craic!!!

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    Hi Shane, welcome to the forum. Looking forward to hearing a bit more about NMCI.
    Go out, do stuff

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    • #3
      Hiya Any idea what sort of ships you'll be on with Trinity House, I think "Chris" on here done his cadetship as an ETO with them so if you're looking for info on the company he'd be the man to ask.

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        I did indeed but Size4rigger might be more help as she was a TH deck cadet. The TH deck cadets I know went on the Portsmouth-Jersey ferry, an oil tanker, a sail assisted cruise ship, the various light house tenders and the cefas fisheries research ship.
        Former TH cadet with experience of cruise ships, buoy tenders, research ships and oil tankers

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        • #5
          Originally posted by chris View Post
          I did indeed but Size4rigger might be more help as she was a TH deck cadet. The TH deck cadets I know went on the Portsmouth-Jersey ferry, an oil tanker, a sail assisted cruise ship, the various light house tenders and the cefas fisheries research ship.
          She should be back shortly, so get the brushes out folks and look busy....
          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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          • #6
            Originally posted by GuinnessMan View Post
            She should be back shortly, so get the brushes out folks and look busy....
            Make sure everyone has goggles!

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              Originally posted by Martyboy View Post
              Any idea what sort of ships you'll be on with Trinity House.
              Hi folks sorry for the delay in replying it has been a hectic first week back to college!

              To be honest it seems to be more complete pot luck than anything with trinity house one of the guys before at NMCI spent seven months at sea on a bulker then to be moved to the QE2, where as the cadet from last year has just come back from his first trip on board the Eclipse. The only time you appear to be guaranteed is some time on a tanker. But as apposed to what kind of company or which company you may or may not be serving with, unfortunately that's the unknown until about 3 days before departure. However this doesn't truly bother me but adds to the excitement of it all to be honest!

              If I could pick and choose I would love some time on a cruise ship, tanker, container and of course everyone these days appears to want some experience on board DP maybe a PSV but like I said beggars cant be choosers and its pot luck for me.

              But for those of you that did happen to have a Trinity House Cadetship did it stand to you when you entered the open market for jobs? I mean is it something that would distinguish you in a tall pile of CV's or is it just another one of those titles that no one pays much heed too?
              Last edited by Shane; 30 January 2014, 06:17 AM. Reason: Punctuation

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              • #8
                I've no idea on the prestige front. At the TH induction they tell you you're the cream of the crop but I'm sure most companies say that.

                I had offers from 3 companies when I qualified but there is a so called shortage of ETOs.
                Former TH cadet with experience of cruise ships, buoy tenders, research ships and oil tankers

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                • #9
                  Yeah its something that is very apparent at the minute in the college with an abundance of sponsorship for ETO's to the extent that there are more places than actual students to fill them. At least that's how it is here in NMCI at the minute.

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                  • #10
                    thats interesting, I thought the course would be full. It looks really good on paper at least. I wouldnt mind topping my foundation degree up there in a few years.
                    Former TH cadet with experience of cruise ships, buoy tenders, research ships and oil tankers

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by chris View Post
                      At the TH induction they tell you you're the cream of the crop but I'm sure most companies say that..
                      I was quite impressed that ours managed to say it with such a straight face!
                      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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