I'm sixteen, live in Scotland, still at school and I am desperate to follow a career at sea. I am extremely interested in joining the merchant navy as a deck officer. Preferably on Cruise ships or Ferries, but I do know this is not the time to be picky about what you do just as long as you have an income.
Which gets to my main question.
What do they want?
What will give me that edge?
I am not going to give up on pursuing my career so if I don't get accepted the first time I will keep trying.
Should I say that I will be persistent if I don't get in?
I am asking these questions because I am concerned, because people judge you on one word. The United Kingdoms largest recruiter (Clyde Marine Training) has currently suspended recruiting until September, this shows me that competition is fierce and places are limited. That is why I need advice from the "inside".
Thanks in advance.
good A levels, preferably in a Mathy subject
There is a guy on here who is in the MN & he said Clyde Marine were not good & you will work some poor ships for some poor pay
You need to apply through a company, BP, Shell, Maersk- I think Princess is the cruise ship one?
& yes it is probably pretty saturated
Get your A levels, or highers I would advise
Yeh thanks for the help, when you say pretty decent grades do you mean just your basic standard grades (1-3)? Or would you recommend doing highers, advanced highers or even a course at uni?
Would they want to know that you really want the job or should I just say that I have plenty of offers?
Do you want to be a sea man? Do you know any sea men? Do you like sea men?