Cadets / Trainees

Trainee Rating Programmes

Through its association with Foreland Shipping Limited, AW Crewing Services is one of the few members of the UK Merchant Navy committed to providing career opportunities for those wishing to train as Merchant Navy Ratings. This training option is particularly suited to those with an interest in a career at sea but who do not meet the academic entry requirements for Trainee Officer Programmes.

Training programmes lead to NVQ Level 2 qualifications in Marine Vessel Operations for Deck Ratings or Marine Engineering Operations for Engine Room Ratings. As with Trainee Officer programmes, training involves both college and sea phases and can typically be completed in less than one year.


UK Trainee Officer Programmes

The global demand for Merchant Navy Officers means that a career at sea has never been more rewarding. With a variety of entry routes, AW Crewing Services provides the training, guidance and sponsorship required to support the next generation of seafarers in realising their dreams.

The application process for our January 2017 intake is now closed.

The application process for our September 2017 intake will open in May 2017. Please contact us for details of how to apply.

For more information on how our crewing services can help your business, please get in touch.