Cruise Line Cadetships

A handful of cruise lines and maritime companies work with maritime colleges to offer cadet training programs otherwise known as cadetships. A cadet training program combines a maritime education with sea time in three different programs, Deck Cadet, Engine Cadet, and Electro-Technical Cadet. A limited number of applicants are awarded a cadetship after passing an assessment.

Here are some of the cruise lines and maritime companies that sponsor cadets:

Carnival UK

Carnival UK employs officers for both Cunard Line and P&O Cruises. If you are interested in becoming a cadet with Carnival UK, make sure you meet all requirements and complete their online application form. They carry out Assessment Days throughout the year – no matter what intake you’re applying for (intakes start in September or January). The colleges that they work with include the following:

• Glasgow College of Nautical Studies, Glasgow
• South Tyneside College, Newcastle
• Warsash Maritime Academy, Southampton
• Fleetwood Nautical College, Fleetwood

To apply for a cadetship with Carnival UK, use the contract information below:

Carnival House
100 Harbour Parade
Southampton SO15 1ST
Phone: (+44) 23 8065 5057
Website: www.carnivalukcareers.co.uk
Email: cadet.recruitment@carnivalgroup.com
Attn: Cadet Manager

Princess Cruises

Princess Cruises is continually recruiting cadets from the UK and Europe. They offer three-year cadetships for approved applicants. They work with a number of colleges throughout the UK and Italy.

UK and Irish applicants interested in the Deck, Engineer and Electro-Technical Cadetship Program, should submit their CV to Princess Cruises’ Southampton office.

Carnival House
100 Harbour Parade
Southampton
SO15 1ST
Email: cadets@princesscruises.co.uk

Alternatively, applicants from Italy, Eastern Europe and Western Europe should submit their CV to Princess Cruises’ hiring partner in Napoli, Italy.

Navitrans BV
Via Alcide De Gasperi 45
80133 Napoli
Italy
Telephone: +39 081 19 80 7111
Website: www.navitransnapoli.com
Email: navitrans@hagroup.com

Viking Crew (Viking Recruitment)

Website: www.vikingrecruitment.com

Viking Recruitment is the authorized recruiter for Holland America, Seabourn Cruises, and Windstar Cruises. Viking Recruitment owns Chiltern Maritime, a marine cadet management company. For cadetships with their clients, visit their Chiltern Maritime website.

Viking Crew
Unit G Deacons Marina
Bursledon Bridge
Southampton, SO31 8AZ

 

Chiltern Maritime

Website: www.chilternmaritime.com
Phone: (+44) 0238 040 4607

Chiltern Maritime is a marine cadetship provider, working with cruise lines such as Holland America, MSC Cruises, and Fred Olsen. Chiltern was established in 1986 as a Marine Cadet management company to support Officer Cadets on behalf of a large oil company. Their services expanded to include the management of the Trinity House Scholarship Cadet Scheme, quickly followed by the Maritime London Officer Cadet Scholarship (MLOS) in 1992. Chiltern Maritime was purchased by Viking Recruitment in 2007, allowing Chiltern Cadets more valuable sea training experiences on cruise ships managed by Viking Recruitment. Chiltern Maritime works with the following maritime colleges:

• Glasgow College of Nautical Studies, Glasgow
• South Tyneside College, Newcastle
• Warsash Maritime Academy, Southampton
• Fleetwood Nautical College, Fleetwood
• Plymouth University, Plymouth
• Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool

Address:
Chiltern Maritime
Unit G Deacons Marina
Bursledon Bridge
Southampton, SO31 8AW

Maritime London Officer Cadet Scholarship

Website: www.maritimelondon.com

The Maritime London Officer Cadet Scholarship (MLOCS) is a charity which provides the funds to enable young people to undertake the three to four years’ training required to become a Merchant Navy deck, engine, or electro-technical officer. The charity currently has 20 cadets aged between 16 and 23 at various stages of training. MLOCS training is undertaken by Chiltern Maritime both at sea and at colleges in Glasgow, South Shields (Newcastle) or Warsash (Southampton). Training courses begin in either January or September of each year. Each cadet is funded throughout their training by a named corporate sponsor. Sponsors are involved in the cadet selection process and each cadet liases with their sponsor throughout their training.

 

The Trinity House Merchant Navy Scholarship Scheme

Website: www.trinityhouse.co.uk/supporting-seafarers

The Trinity House Merchant Navy Scholarship Scheme is a cadet scholarship scheme available for UK residents providing financial support for young people seeking careers as officers in the Merchant Navy. Trinity House provides major grants to maritime organizations engaged in welfare provision, education and training and the promotion of safety at sea. It is through this charity that the Trinity House Merchant Navy Scholarship Scheme is funded.

Clyde Marine Training

Website: www.clydemarinetraining.com

Clyde Marine Training is a maritime training provider that manages approximately 1,000 cadets on behalf of numerous shipping companies (including cruise lines) across the globe. Clyde Marine Training works with cruise lines such as Royal Caribbean, Disney Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line and Regent Seven Seas Cruises to offer trainee cadets sponsorship to attend college. Applicants must pass an online test administered by Clyde Marine to assess the suitability of potential trainees. Applicants that pass may be lucky enough to secure sponsorship. Clyde Marine works with the following colleges:

• Glasgow College of Nautical Studies, Glasgow
• Shetland School of Nautical Studies (NAFC Marine Centre)
• South Tyneside College, Newcastle
• Liverpool John Moores University
• Warsash Maritime Academy, Southampton
• Fleetwood Nautical College, Fleetwood
• University of Plymouth

Address:
Clyde Marine Training (Southampton)
2 Meridians Cross
Ocean Way
Ocean Village
Southampton SO14 3TJ

Clyde Marine Training (Glasgow)
Scotia House
6 Murdoch Drive
Clydebank
Glasgow G81 2QQ