Merchant Navy Deck Officer Cadets

NAFC Marine Centre


Merchant Navy Deck Officer Cadets




Launch your career in the Merchant Navy in 2020 as a Deck Officer Cadet


The Merchant Navy Officer Cadet Programme trains officers for the merchant navy. As a cadet you will spend part of your time studying at the NAFC Marine Centre and part working at sea as a trainee on board ships. During your training you will be employed by a shipping company which will pay you a training allowance and pay your college fees and expenses.

At the end of the programme you will have professional and academic qualifications that will qualify you work as a junior officer on ships anywhere in the world or allow you to progress to further study.


We still have a few places for Deck Officer Cadets to start in September.


To find out more about training as a cadet see our website ( If you have any questions or would like to have an informal chat about becoming a cadet please contact Laura at