SMC – Merchant Navy Cadetships


Contract: Full time

Closing Date:

Stream Marine Careers are now actively recruiting for HNC/D, SPD Deck, Engine and ETO Cadetships for our August/September 2023 intake.

If you want to work in the Merchant Navy, you must train at college and at sea through a cadetship to get the qualifications required. SMC are a training management company on behalf of our client shipping companies, meaning you apply through us and if hired, we assist you with your workload at college, your travel and accommodation for your time working at sea, and your pay. There are five phases to a cadetship, and these involve learning at a UK college and working at sea on the vessel of the company who sponsor you. The company who sponsors your cadetship will depend on your favoured industry within shipping (At SMC our sponsor options are ferries, cruise ships, refrigeration container ships, offshore vessels, fishing vessels and a variety of cargo vessels). At the end of your three-year cadetship, you will be a fully qualified deck, engineering, or electro-technical officer and able to work on any merchant ship.

If you have any young people interested in starting a Career at Sea, please encourage them to get in contact and apply at:

Minimum Entry Requirements:

  •  A minimum of four National 5’s/GSCE at grade C or above which must include Maths, English and a Physical Science.
  • Hold a valid UK/EEA Passport.
  • Have been normally resident within the UK for the last 36 months.

Cadets will receive £800 per month Training Allowance throughout the entirety of the Cadetship and will have their own allocated Training Officer to provide assistance and support throughout their training. 75% of the SMC Team have experience of completing Cadetships and working at sea as Merchant Navy Officers and will offer assistance with CV Writing and Job Searching upon successful completion of training to ensure all cadets successfully gain their first role as Junior Officers.