How to Apply

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We are now accepting applications for the next cadet intake in September 2022.

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To apply for the Merchant Navy Officer Cadet Programme please complete and return an application form:

Application forms are also available from the Scalloway Campus of Shetland UHI.

If you have any queries, require any advice or guidance or would like discuss becoming a cadet, please contact us on study.shetland@uhi.ac.uk 

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Employment / Sponsorship

Acceptance on the Shetland UHI Merchant Navy Cadet Programme is dependent on you being employed or sponsored by a shipping company, ship manager, or by another organisation on their behalf who will provide the sea service and at-sea training necessary for the award of an MCA certificate of competency.

If your application to Shetland UHI is successful your application will be forwarded to sponsoring companies for their consideration.

Medical Requirements

You will have to pass a medical examination to demonstrate that you are physically and mentally fit to work at sea. Please see Entry Requirements for more details.

 

Queries, Advice & Guidance

If you have any queries, require any advice or guidance or would like discuss becoming a cadet, please contact Shetland UHI.