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  • Caledonian MacBrayne Ferries Recruitment

    CalMac Ferries have recently been in touch with some exciting vacancies within their fleet of ferries.

    The following posts are available:

    12 x 3rd Deck Officer. ?36,927.

    9 x 3rd Engineer Officer. ?40,138.

    Both jobs entail a 1:1 leave ratio, working 2 weeks on 2 weeks off.

    More information can be found on their website.

    3rd Officer
    http://www.calmac.co.uk/corporate-ca...3rd-mate_2.htm

    3rd Engineer
    http://www.calmac.co.uk/corporate-ca...d-engineer.htm

  • #2
    Decent money, almost as much as 2nd Mate was on at my last outfit.

    Does anyone know if they reimburse travel? I'd also heard a rumour they do extra couple of weeks leave per year on top of leave earned, although I think that might only be for seniors.

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    • #3
      I imagine those wages will be taxable, even after tax and NI deductions its still a fair wage.

      Unsure re: travel.

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      • #4
        Ah no, why couldn't they have waited 6 months until my cadet is qualified!

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        • #5
          Jac, they recruit fairly regularly. If you live in the frozen wastes of Scotlandshire it's quite a good job, otherwise you would tend to spend a disproportionate amount of your leave travelling.
          Go out, do stuff

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          • #6
            Got email suggestion that I should apply from my training officer. Didn't realise they were just advertising internally.

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            • #7
              Don't think they are Lewis, they sent emails to the colleges too


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              • #8
                Clanky, she lives about half way there, about 8 hours to Oban by train. She is actually hanging around Lerwick at the moment (well moored I think is the technical term), they are having a windlass fixed, the crew spent 8 hours having to pull in 27m of chain and the anchor with muscles!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Clanky View Post
                  Jac, they recruit fairly regularly. If you live in the frozen wastes of Scotlandshire it's quite a good job, otherwise you would tend to spend a disproportionate amount of your leave travelling.
                  Hmm, I wouldn't say it was too bad. We had guys from Liverpool working on a ferry waaaaaaayyyyyyy up North and it only really took them about a day to get there.

                  Originally posted by jacloc View Post
                  Clanky, she lives about half way there, about 8 hours to Oban by train
                  Eh!? Is she going via Bristol? Take her up to Warrington Bank Quay, throw her on a train to Glasgow. Get off at Glasgow and hop train/crew bus to next destination!
                  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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                  • #10
                    I'm surprised nobody has commented on the salary difference for 3rd officer and 3rd engineer...
                    Former TH cadet with experience of cruise ships, buoy tenders, research ships and oil tankers

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                    • #11
                      3rd eng is equivalent to 2nd officer so the salary difference is no surprise.
                      Go out, do stuff

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                      • #12
                        oh yeah, stupid me
                        Former TH cadet with experience of cruise ships, buoy tenders, research ships and oil tankers

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by GuinnessMan View Post
                          Hmm, I wouldn't say it was too bad. We had guys from Liverpool working on a ferry waaaaaaayyyyyyy up North and it only really took them about a day to get there.



                          Eh!? Is she going via Bristol? Take her up to Warrington Bank Quay, throw her on a train to Glasgow. Get off at Glasgow and hop train/crew bus to next destination!
                          Nope, Southport via Wigan to Glasgow 3 1/2 hrs then Glasgow to Oban 3 hours, 1 hr wait between trains, that's how she joined her latest ship!

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                          • #14
                            How about Bognor Regis to Oban, 10 hour train ride but I did get put up at the Glasgow premier inn to break the journey, when I joined the NLB ships as a cadet.
                            Former TH cadet with experience of cruise ships, buoy tenders, research ships and oil tankers

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                            • #15
                              Ah, Chris, The Pharos, that is where she is now!

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