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Sponsoring Companies

The following companies and organisations offer sponsorship opportunities. Applications are accepted all year. The main intakes are for the Autumn and Spring terms.

Select an organisation below for further details.

Scholarship Organisations
  • The Conway Merchant Navy Trust

    The Conway Merchant Navy Trust

    The Conway MN Trust is a charity set up from the proceeds of HMS Conway Merchant Navy Training College when the establishment closed in 1974. This was due to the changes in secondary and further education and in Merchant Navy training.

    The Trust specialises in the four year Bsc Honours program, coupled with the MCA OOW Certificate in Deck or Marine Engineering.

    Conway uses the Ship Safe Training Group for Trainee management. (www.sstg.org)

     

     


    For more information, see company website.

    • Type of Ship Operated
      Scholarship trainees sail on a variety of different vessel types with various reputable companies giving them a broad insight into the Merchant Navy as a whole
    • Vacancies for Officer Trainees
      One or two Deck or Engineering places annually
    • Apply
      Optimum time – September to February each year for September entry

    Contact
    Marine Training Manager
    The Conway Merchant Navy Trust
    Pwllmeyrick House
    Mamhilad


    Pontypool
    NP4 8RG

    Email: careers@conwaymntrust.info

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  • Maritime London

    Maritime London

    The Trustees of the Maritime London Officer Cadet Scholarship are drawn from many organisations involved in the maritime industry.  They are therefore interested in ensuring that ships, their cargoes and their crews sail the seas safely.  To assist young people interested in a maritime career they have established the Maritime London Officer Cadet Schloarship.  Chiltern Maritime recruit on their behalf.

    Apply

    All applications are to be made electronically online.

    http://www.vitalsoftware.co.uk/viking/default.asp?client=maritime

     


    For more information, see company website.

    • Type of Ship Operated
      Scholarship Officer Trainees sail on a variety of different vessel types with various reputable companies giving them a broad insight into the Merchant Navy as a whole.
    • Vacancies for Officer Trainees
      10 deck and engineer places each year

    Contact
    Marine Training Manager
    Maritime London
    Unit G Deacons Marina
    Bursledon Bridge


    Southampton
    SO31 8AW

    Email: info@chilternmaritime.com

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  • The Corporation of Trinity House

    The Corporation of Trinity House

    The Corporation of Trinity House, London, is a unique maritime organisation which throughout its long and distinguished history has had its primary objective the safety of shipping and the welfare of seafarers.

    Apply

    For online application click on the following link.  http://www.trinityhousetraining.org/


    For more information, see company website.

    • Type of Ship Operated
      Scholarship Officer Trainees sail on a variety of different vessel types with various reputable companies giving them a broad insight into the Merchant Navy as a whole.
    • Vacancies for Officer Trainees
      25 - 30 deck, engineer and electro-technical places each year
    • Apply
      All year round

    Contact
    Marine Training Manager
    The Corporation of Trinity House
    c/o Chiltern Maritime Ltd
    Unit G Deacons Marina
    Bursledon Bridge

    Southampton
    SO31 8AW

    Email: info@chilternmaritime.com

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Shipping Companies
  • BP Maritime Services (Singapore) Pte Ltd

    BP Maritime Services (Singapore) Pte Ltd

    BP Shipping operates an international fleet of both crude and product oil tankers and a fleet of Liquefied Natural Gas carriers.  

    For more information, see company website.

    • Type of Ship Operated
      Oil and Gas tankers
    • Vacancies for Officer Trainees
      A number of deck and engineer places each year

    Contact
    BP Maritime Services (Singapore)
    BP Maritime Services (Singapore) Pte Ltd
    1 Harbour Front Avenue
    02-01 Keppel Bay Tower



    Singapore 098632

    Email: shipcareers@bp.com

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  • Bibby Ship Management (Western Europe) Ltd

    Bibby Ship Management (Western Europe) Ltd

    Bibby manages the careers of Trainee Officers and Ratings for a dynamic and varied range of sponsoring organisations operating in both the Maritime and Offshore sectors.
    For more information, see company website.

    • Type of Ship Operated
      Dive Support Vessels, General Cargo, Cruise Liners, Ro-Ro & Offshore Support
    • Vacancies for Officer Trainees
      A number of Deck, Engineer and Electro-technical places each year
    • Vacancies for Ratings
      A small number of places each year

    Contact
    Fleet Training Manager
    Bibby Ship Management (Western Europe) Ltd
    Shearwater House
    Nunnery Mills
    Old Castletown
    Douglas
    Isle of Man
    IM2 1QA

    Email: sponsorship@we.bibbyshipmanagement.com

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  • Pritchard-Gordon Tankers Ltd

    Pritchard-Gordon Tankers Ltd

    Pritchard-Gordon Tankers is the new trading name of Campbell Maritime Ltd which was formed in 1984 and was taken over by Pritchard-Gordon Tankers on 1st March 2010.  The operation will continue as it has over the past quarter century, just under a different name.  Pritchard-Gordon Tankers is continuing to expand its fleet of modern tankers with the purchase of additional vessels. To date the Company operates ten tankers all of which are trading in the Caribbean area.

    For more information, see company website.

    • Type of Ship Operated
      Product tankers
    • Vacancies for Officer Trainees
      A number of deck and engineer places each year

    Contact
    Training Officer
    Pritchard-Gordon Tankers Ltd
    Maritime House
    6 Coronation St
    South Shields

    Tyne & Wear
    NE33 1AZ

    Email: personnel@pgtankers.com

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  • Carnival UK

    Carnival UK

    P&O Cruises and Cunard Line are the leading international cruise companies under Carnival UK. Brand names, P&O Cruises and Ocean Village in the UK and P&O Cruises in Australia. It is a leading provider of cruises to Alaska, the Caribbean, Europe, the Panama Canal and other exotic locations. Current complement of 13 ships.

    For more information, see company website.

    • Type of Ship Operated
      Cruise ships
    • Vacancies for Officer Trainees
      Deck, Engineer and Electro-Technical Officer places.
    • Vacancies for Ratings
      A limited number of vacancies for deck ratings each year
    • Apply
      Throughout the year

    Contact
    Fleet HR Officer - Cadets
    Carnival UK
    Carnival House
    100 Harbour Parade


    Southampon
    SO15 1ST

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  • James Fisher and Sons Crewing Services Ltd

    James Fisher and Sons Crewing Services Ltd

    James Fisher is a leading provider of marine services owning and operating a current complement of 25 clean product tankers. We also undertake the management of the Pacific Nuclear Transport Ltd fleet, a subsidiary company of British Nuclear Fuels Plc, who own a purpose built fleet of vessels. More than just a traditional shipowner we deliver quality services to many facets of the marine industry.

    For more information, see company website.

    • Type of Ship Operated
      Clean Product Tankers & Irradiated Fuel Carriers
    • Vacancies for Officer Trainees
      A number of Deck and Engineer places each year.

    Contact
    Marine Personnel Department - Cadet Training
    James Fisher and Sons Crewing Services Ltd
    PO Box 4
    Fisher House

    Barrow-in-Furness
    Cumbria
    LA14 1HR

    Email: cadets@james-fisher.co.uk

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  • Maersk Crewing Ltd

    Maersk Crewing Ltd

    Maersk Crewing Ltd, part of the A.P.Moller-Maersk Group, one of the worlds largest shipping companies, recruit and train Officer Trainees on behalf of Maersk Offshore (Guernsey)
    For more information, see the company website or their dedicated recruitment website.

    • Type of Ship Operated
      Container Vessels, Product Tankers, Offshore Support Vessels.
    • Vacancies for Officer Trainees
      Approx. 70 deck and engineer places each year

    Contact
    HR Officer - Cadets
    Maersk Crewing Ltd
    Stockbridge House
    Trinity Gardens

    Quayside
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    NE1 2HJ

    Email: Alison.Boyer@maersk.com

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  • Royal Fleet Auxiliary

    Royal Fleet Auxiliary

    The RFA is a civilian-manned fleet of 13 ships, owned and operated by the Ministry of Defence. All RFA recruits must be British Citizens and have resided in the UK for 4 out of the last 5 years.
    For more information, see company website.

    • Type of Ship Operated
      Various types of ships
    • Vacancies for Officer Trainees
      A number of deck and engineer and system engineer places each year
    • Vacancies for Ratings
      We recruit trainee ratings with no experience for all 4 branches of the RFA. (Deck, Engineering, Communications and Logisitcs Supply (Cook/Steward). We also recruit qualified Able Seamen ( SG1A's), and other qualified ratings from time to time.

    Contact
    CNR RFA Recruitment
    Royal Fleet Auxiliary
    Room G 13, Building 1/080
    Jago Road
    HMNB Portsmouth
    Portsmouth
    Hampshire
    PO1 3LU

    Email: navycnr-rfagroupmailbox@mod.uk

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  • Shell Ship Management Ltd

    Shell Ship Management Ltd

    Shell Ship Management Limited supply qualified officers for service on liquefied natural gas carriers, crude oil and oil product tankers, which are managed by Shell International Trading & Shipping Company Limited.

    For more information, see company website.

    • Type of Ship Operated
      LNG carriers, crude oil and oil product tankers.
    • Vacancies for Officer Trainees
      A number of deck and engineer places each year.

    Contact
    Resource & Development Co-ordinator
    Shell Ship Management Ltd
    Manannan House
    Market Square

    Castletown
    Isle of Man
    IM9 1RB

    Email: ssmlcadets@shell.com

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  • Princess Cruises

    Princess Cruises

    Princess Cruises is a leading provider of cruises to Alaska, the Caribbean, Europe, the Panama Canal and other exotic locations with a fleet of 17 ships.
    For more information, see company website.

    • Type of Ship Operated
      Cruise Ships
    • Vacancies for Officer Trainees
      Deck, Engineer and Electro-Technical places
    • Apply
      Throughout the year

    Contact
    Fleet Recruitment
    Princess Cruises
    100 Harbour Parade
    Southampton
    SO15 1ST




    Email: princess.recruitment@princesscruises.co.uk

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Training Organisations
  • Anglo Eastern UK Ltd

    Anglo Eastern UK Ltd

    The group is involved in the ship management of over 350 vessels, including containerships, tankers of all types, car carriers, bulk carriers and offshore vessels.

    Training Routes - Deck (HND/FD) and Engine (HND/FD)

    Entry requirements
    HND:
    GCSE grades A-B in English, Maths, Physics or Combined Science and at least one other subject.

    FD:
    120 UCAS points in unspecified A levels or Scottish Highers plus GCSE grades at A or B/Scottish Standard Grades at Credit level in English, Maths and a Science based subject.

    Ship types depends on company placement. See list of companies below.

    How to apply Online application form


    For more information, see company website.

    • Type of Ship Operated
      Tankers, Containers, Bulkers and Car Carriers.
    • Vacancies for Officer Trainees
      A number of navigation (deck), engineer and electro-technical places each year.

    Contact
    Cadet Training Officer
    Anglo Eastern UK Ltd
    Anglo-Eastern (UK) Ltd
    144 Elliot Street


    Glasgow
    G3 8EX

    Email: aecmuk@angloeasterngroup.com

    Anglo Eastern UK Ltd Companies

    • DOF (UK) Ltd
    • GBLT Shipmanagement (UK) Ltd
    • Navalmar (UK) Ltd
    • Hadley Shipping Co Ltd
    • J and J Denholm Ltd
    • PIL (UK) Ltd
    • Rio Tinto Ltd
    • Subsea 7 Ltd

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  • Chiltern Maritime Ltd

    Chiltern Maritime Ltd

    Chiltern Maritime Ltd manages the recruitment and training of Deck, Engine and Electro-Technical Officer Trainees via either the HND, Foundation Degree with limited top-up to Full Honours Degree on behalf of Maritime London The Corporation of Trinity House, All Leisure, Maritime Educational Foundation and Condor Ferries. 

    Apply

    For online application form, please click on the following link. http://www.chilternmaritime.com/applications.php


     


    For more information, see company website.

    • Type of Ship Operated
      Scholarship Officer Trainees sail on a variety of different vessel types with various reputable companies giving them a broad insight into the Merchant Navy
    • Vacancies for Officer Trainees
      50-60 deck, engineer and electro-technical places

    Contact
    Marine Training Manager
    Chiltern Maritime Ltd

    Unit G Deacons Marina
    Bursledon Bridge
    Southampton

    SO31 8AW

    Email: info@chilternmaritime.com

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  • Clyde Marine Training Ltd

    Clyde Marine Training Ltd

    Clyde Marine Training Ltd is the largest maritime training provider in the UK who recruit Deck, Engineer and Electro-Technical Officer Trainees, for fully sponsored  HNC/HND, Foundation Degree, Professional Diploma and Postgraduate training courses.  CMT works on behalf of 55 major shipping (see list of companies below).

    Training Routes
    Deck (HND/FD), Engine (HND/FD) and Electro-technical (FD).
    Ship types

    Entry requirements

    HND:
    5 GCSEs at grade C or above including English, Maths and a Science subject.

    FD:
    120 UCAS points in unspecified A levels or Scottish Highers plus GCSE grades at A or B/Scottish Standard Grades at Credit level in English, Maths and a Science based subject.

    How to apply
    Online application form

     

     

     


    For more information, see company website.

    • Type of Ship Operated
      Large variety of vessels including cruise ships, tankers, gas carriers, car carriers, bulk dry cargo, reefers, supply and standby vessels and passenger/RoRo ferries
    • Vacancies for Officer Trainees
      Around 400 sponsorships available in deck, engineering and electro-technical disciplines each year
    • Vacancies for Ratings
      Small number annually

    Contact
    Trainee Recruitment Officer
    Clyde Marine Training Ltd
    Kintyre House
    209 Govan Road


    Glasgow
    G51 1HJ

    Email: training@clydemarine.com

    Clyde Marine Training Ltd Companies

    • Africa Express Line Ltd
    • ASP Seascot Ship Management
    • Bergesen/G.M.S. Nigeria Ltd
    • Bermudan Government
    • British Marine PLC
    • BW Fleet Management AS
    • Chevron Manning Services
    • Clyde Marine & Sealife Training Trust
    • David MacBrayne Ltd
    • DFDS A/S
    • Dole (UK) Ltd
    • Euroceanica (UK) Ltd
    • Euro Maritime Chartering Ltd
    • Farstad Marine Ltd
    • Fletcher Shipping Ltd
    • Four Handy Limited
    • Graig Ship Management Ltd
    • Gulf Offshore N.S. Ltd
    • Harrisons 2002 Ltd
    • Henty Oil Ltd
    • Hover Travel Ltd
    • Imperial Shipping Ltd
    • Isles of Scilly Steamship Co. Ltd
    • K Line Fleet Management Europe
    • Knutsen OAS (UK) Ltd
    • Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Skipsrederi A/S
    • Latsco (London) Ltd
    • LomarShipping Ltd
    • London Ship Managers Ltd
    • Magical Cruise Company Ltd
    • Maritime Education Foundation
    • Norbulk Shipping (UK) Ltd
    • Northern Marine Management Ltd
    • Northlink Ferries Ltd
    • O + P- Zodiac Maritime Agencies
    • Odfjell (UK) Ltd
    • Orkney Towage Company
    • P & O Ferries (Western/Northern Ireland Sector)
    • Red Funnel Group
    • Royal Caribbean International
    • S.B.S. Marine Ltd
    • Solstad Offshore UK Ltd
    • Songa Ship Management Ltd
    • Supplystill Ltd
    • Trico Supply (UK) Ltd
    • Union Maritime Ltd
    • UP Offshore Ltd
    • Vroon Offshore Ltd
    • Western Ferries (Clyde) Ltd
    • Wilhelmsen Ship Management
    • Zodiac Maritime Agencies Ltd
    • Zodiac NYK

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  • Ship Safe Training Group

    Ship Safe Training Group

    The SSTG Ltd is a training consortium of over 30 shipping companies in excess of 300 vessels. The SSTG assists these companies in the recruitment of new entrant Officer Trainees to follow Undergraduate, Foundation Degree/Scottish Professional Diploma or HNC/HND programmes, and manages all aspects of their training.

    Training Routes

    Deck (HND/FD/BSc), Engine (HND/FD/BEng) and Electro-technical (FD).

    Entry requirements

    HND: GCSEs at grade C or above in English, Physics (or Combined Science) and at least two other subjects, plus grade B or above in Maths.

    FD: 120 UCAS points in unspecified A levels or Scottish Highers plus GCSE grades at A or B/Scottish Standard Grades at Credit level in English, Maths and a Science based subject.


    • Type of Ship Operated
      Large variety including, bulk carriers, container vessels, cruise ships, dry cargo, marine aggregate mining vessels, specialist offshore support vessels, passenger and freight Ro-Ro ferries and tankers.
    • Vacancies for Officer Trainees
      Over 150 vacancies each year for Deck, Engineer and Electro-Technical Officer places.

    Contact
    Recruitment Officer
    Ship Safe Training Group
    The Precinct Office
    The Precinct

    Rochester
    Kent
    ME1 1SR

    Email: recruitment@sstg.org

    Ship Safe Training Group Companies

    • Arrow Seismic Ltd
    • Boston Putford Offshore Safety Ltd
    • Britannia Aggregates Ltd
    • CEMEX Marine Ltd
    • CMA-CGM (UK) Shipping Ltd
    • Evergreen Marine (UK) Ltd
    • Gardline Geosurvey Ltd
    • Global Marine Systems Ltd
    • Hanson Aggregates Marine Ltd
    • Intrada Ships Management Ltd
    • John H Whitaker (Holdings) Ltd
    • J P Knights Ltd
    • Navalmar (UK) Ltd
    • North Star Shipping (Aberdeen) Ltd
    • Northwood (Fareham) Ltd
    • Orient Overseas Container Line Ltd
    • Paccship (UK) Ltd
    • P & O Ferries Ltd
    • Saga Shipping Company Ltd
    • Sartor Offshore Rescue Ltd
    • Sealion Shipping Ltd
    • Seatruck Ferries Ltd
    • Stephenson Clarke Shipping Ltd
    • Shetland Islands Council
    • Shetland Ports & Harbours
    • Solent Towage Ltd
    • TUI UK Ltd
    • United Marine Dredging Ltd
    • Westminster Dredging Company Ltd
    • Wightlink Ltd

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  • Viking Recruitment Ltd

    Viking Recruitment Ltd

    Viking Recruitment Limited source, select and administer trainee deck, electro-technical and engineering officers on behalf of various Cruise organisations that operate worldwide (see list of companies below). Viking offer a number of varied training programmes for different levels of candidates.

    Training Routes
    Deck (FD), Engine (FD) and Electro-technical (FD).

    Entry requirements

    5 GCSEs, preferably grade B or above, including Maths, English and Physics (or Combined Science)
    120 UCAS points from at least two A-Levels, one of which must be Maths or Physics

    How to apply

    Online application form

    For more information see company website.

    • Holland America Line
    • Windstar Cruises
    • Fred Olsen Cruise Line

    For more information, see company website.

    • Type of Ship Operated
      Modern cruise ships.
    • Vacancies for Officer Trainees
      A number of deck, electro-technical and engineering places each year.

    Contact
    Marine Training Manager
    Viking Recruitment Ltd
    Unit G Deacons Marina
    Bursledon Bridge


    Southampton
    SO31 8AW

    Email: training@vikingrecruitment.com

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