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As part of the team servicing the day-to-day operations of the ship, Deck Cadets assist and understudy the ship’s Deck Officers in their duties. Deck Cadets enter into a training program that lasts between 18 months and three years, a large part of which will be spent on-board receiving structured training and building up experience.

Supplemented by shore-based learning, becoming a Deck Cadet is the first step to reaching an Officer ranking on-board.

Typical employers include shipping companies, cruise companies, and ship agencies, and the work is, by its very nature, international. Positions are available on a range of ships, including bulk carriers, tankers, cruise ships, and container ships.

Generally, Deck Cadets receives monthly Stipend. Becoming a Deck Cadet is the first move towards a rewarding career in the all-important deck department of a merchant ship.


                        Academic standards:

                           12th Standard with Physics & Mathematics as compulsory subject.

                        Age limit: Minimum age 17 years on the date of commencement of course.