New entrant Merchant Navy Officer programme available locally

April 8, 2019

The Scottish Maritime Academy, in association with Clyde Marine Training, now offers the three year sponsored training programme to become a Deck Officer in the Merchant Navy starting September 2019.

Centre Manager Linda Hope says,”We are delighted to be able to offer this programme and hope to attract applicants from all over the north of Scotland. It is an exciting mix of study and time at sea and offers a dynamic career path leading to the Deck Officer qualification on seagoing ships of the Merchant Navy.

“The College study element is based in Peterhead and is delivered in three phases allowing cadets to apply, develop and consolidate knowledge and skills at sea.”

The Deck Officer is responsible for navigating ships safely around the word using the latest technology and computer based systems. Responsibilities include passage planning, the safe navigation of the vessel, cargo loading and discharge, ship stability, communications and the maintenance of the hull and deck equipment.

For more information on the cadetship programme come along to the College and Employer Open Evening at NESCol’s Fraserburgh Campus on Thursday 25th April 2019 from 4-7pm where Clyde Marine Training and the Scottish Maritime Academy will be attending.

Alternatively call 01779 476204, email or visit