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Carnival UK seafarers careers and cruise ship jobs

Cadet Career opportunities of a lifetime

Carnival UK Comprises a collection of two distinct cruise brands – P&O and Cunard

Carnival UK is a major recruiter of seafaring Cadets and Officers, offering a number if exciting Cadetship training programmes that will rival any other industry experience

DECK (Navigation) OFFICER CADETSHIPS

Carnival UK supports Cadetships on both the HND (High National Diploma), Foundation Degree and the Scottish Diploma.

A Deck Officer’s job is to be the on board navigation and ship operations expert. Every day, they have to make decisions that could affect the safety of the ship, customers and crew.

As a Deck Officer, you’ll learn how to navigate by both traditional and modern means, supervise the crew at a variety of tasks, and ensure the overall safe operation of the ship.

Your training will involve a blend of practical experience at sea and academic instruction ashore either at Glasgow, South Tyneside, Fleetwood or Warsash Nautical Colleges over a period of three years.

College Phase:

During your college phases you will study shipboard familiarisation, safety and survival at sea and the structure of the shipping industry. There’s also a fire fighting course and instruction towards the Proficiency in Survival Craft & Rescue Boat (PSC&RB examination). You will also study Marine Operations, Marine Transportation, Navigation, Mathematics, General and Communication Studies and Applied Sciences

Sea Phase:

A period at sea mixed together with periods of leave. Here, you’ll be under the guidance of the Designated Training Officer of the ship and spend many hours working alongside the Deck crew gaining first-hand practical experience in seamanship. You’ll also understudy the Officers on the Bridge and learn about all aspects of keeping a safe navigational watch, at the same time beginning an MNTB Training Record Book.

The most important part of this phase is to spend time with other departments and gain a clear understanding of the overall running of a cruise ship.

Once you have completed wither HND or Foundation Degree and pass your MCA Orals and Signals exams, you’ll be awarded an Officer of the Watch Certificate of Competency.

ENGINEER OFFICER CADETSHIPS

Carnival UK supports Cadetships on both the HND (High National Diploma), Foundation Degree and the Scottish Diploma.

A Marine Engineer Officer is responsible for the running and maintenance of the ship’s Engine Room and all of its mechanical equipment.

Training to become a Marine Engineer Officer takes around three years. In this time, you’ll gain lots of practical experience, and you’ll also get to study at either Glasgow, South Tyneside, Fleetwood or Warsash nautical colleges.

Playing such an important role on the ship, a Marine Engineer Officer needs skills that cover more responsibilities than other engineering professions. You’ll also need the ability to evaluate the problems arising in the complex high-tech world of a modern cruise ship, make prompt decisions and take effective corrective measures.

College Phase:

During your college phases you will such subjects including Mathematics, Applied Heat; Applied Mechanics; Engineering Drawing; Workshop Processes and Materials; Electrical and Electronic Principles; and Marine Engineering.

Sea Phase:

Periods at sea blended together with periods of leave to gather the vital sea service experience you need. Here, you’ll be under the guidance of our Senior Engineer Officers as you apply all the practical skills you learned in the previous College phase. Beyond this, you’ll also get to complete the MNTB Training Record Book, which is absolutely crucial.

For all of our Engineer Officer Cadets, it’s really important here to get involved with other departments to gain a real understanding of how a cruise ship operates from top to bottom.

By the end of this phase, you can expect to have attained the level of a competent junior Engineer Officer.

Once you have completed wither HND or Foundation Degree and pass your MCA Orals you’ll be awarded an Engineering Officer of the Watch Certificate of Competency.

ELECTRO-TECHNICAL OFFICER CADETSHIPS – Foundation Degree Route

An Electro-technical Officer is responsible for the running and maintenance of the ship’s electro-technical equipment. That includes everything related to the electrical generating plant, electronic/automated control systems, bridge navigational equipment and entertainment systems.

During your training, you’ll take part in a balanced programme of practical experience at sea and on shore study at South Tyneside College or Warsash Maritime Academy. Over a three-year period, you’ll build your knowledge and practical skills for the maintenance, testing and fault finding of all relevant marine electrical equipment.

This MNTB programme leads to the award of the following qualifications:

  • A Foundation Degree
  • MCA UK Certificate of Competency

College Phase:

During your college phases you will such subjects including Mathematics, Applied Heat, Applied Mechanics, Engineering Drawing, Workshop Processes and Materials, Electrical and Electronic Principles and Marine Engineering.

Sea Phase:

Periods at sea mixed together with periods of leave to give you the sea service experience you need to succeed. On board, you’ll be under the guidance of the Senior Electro Technical and Electro Technical Officers as you apply everything you learned in the college phase to the machinery spaces on board. In addition to this, you will also complete the MNTB Training Record Book, which needs to be signed off ready to present to the MCA.

For all Electro-Technical Officer Cadets, an important part of this phase is to get involved with other departments to gain a clear understanding of the overall operation of a cruise ship.

By the end of this phase, you can expect to be at the level of a competent junior Electro-Technical Officer.

Once you have completed your Foundation Degree and pass your MCA Orals you’ll be awarded an Electro-technical Officer Certificate of Competency

Officer of the Watch Engineer & Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) in Marine & Plant Engineering
(NMCI - National Maritime College of Ireland)

Deck, Engine & ETO route available

For more information, please visit the National Maritime College of Ireland website.