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    Hi There,

    First of all would like to thank you for the information on this site! I have learnt so much just from reading.

    I would just like to give you a little background on myself.

    Went to school with no idea what I wanted to do, got some good standard grades(mostly 1s and 2s) and some Intermediate 2's (maths,physics and biology). I do believe these are pretty much in between Standard grades and SQA highers.

    Tried college for a few weeks, doing engineering, lecturers were useless and never turned up so I decided to work. I started in a Laboratory at the local hospital, I then moved to a pharmaceutical plant starting as a storeperson, now a transport officer.

    My grandfather passed away at the beginning of the year. I heard from a lot of his friends that he was a great deck officer.... He also jumped ship in New Zealand. I am not sure what that says about him though . I have researched a career at sea since then and really see this as a great career path the first thing that has really excited me, I have even taken up sailing as a hobby.

    I have applied to SSTG, Maersk, Anglo Eastern and CMT, CMT rejected myself, but it was my own fault as I did not exactly sell myself (rushed application etc etc) you learn the hard way eh?

    Any advice on these places I have applied?
    Any Advice at all in fact would be of great help?

    Maersk are full for this September, got feedback from CMT, they advised to re-apply in 6 months.

    So yeah, thats my stupidly long intro!

    Glad to be onboard. Hopefully I will physically be onboard in the near future!

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    Hello and welcome...

    Usual fools and folks will be along shortly...
    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.


    • #3
      Originally posted by GuinnessMan View Post
      Hello and welcome...

      Usual fools and folks will be along shortly...
      First assistant second deputy idiot reporting for duty!

      Welcome Lewibuoy!

      "Any damn fool can navigate the world sober. It takes a really good sailor to do it drunk." - Sir Francis Chichester.
      "Waves are not measured in feet or inches, they are measured in increments of fear." - Buzzy Trent

      "Careers at Sea" Ambassador - Experience of General Cargo, Combo ships, Tanker, Product Carrier, Gas Carrier, Ro-Ro, Reefer Container, Anchor Handlers.


      • #4

        Why not widen your applications Lewibuoy? Also have a read of the CV writing article if you havn't already Best of luck!


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