Vacancy Type: Current Vacancy
Duties: The Electrical/Electronic Engineering Cadet The Naval Service is now accepting applications for the Electrical Engineering Cadetship. The aim of the cadetship is to train and equip the individual with the skills necessary to perform the role of an Electrical Engineering Officer in the Naval Service. Electrical/ Electronic Engineer Officers are commissioned members of the Naval Service and are an integral part of the support structure for the operation of the Naval Service.
They carry out a variety of duties at sea and onshore. They ensure that the electrical and electronic systems for naval vessels are fully operational at all times. Naval Electrical Engineer Officers are responsible for the design, procurement, installation and maintenance of a wide range of systems within the Naval Service fleet including: power-generation and distribution systems, machinery control systems, navigation systems, communication systems, IT networks, weapons fire control systems, hotel and environmental systems.
They manage and instruct technicians on board ships and ashore, oversee repairs and maintenance, prepare technical specifications for procurement of equipment and services, project manage ship refits, and solve any problems that occur. The appointments available range from, ‘officer in charge’ of workshops, planning of new installations, inspection of existing installations, technical instructor in the NMCI to an appointment as an electrical officer at sea on one of our patrol vessels.
An Electrical Engineering Cadet in the Naval Service, will be required to undergo a course of training of approximately twenty-one months duration and provided that the Cadet meets the required conditions, be commissioned on a 3 year Short Service Commission in the rank of Ensign or Sub-Lieutenant. The training course of the Cadet is physically and academically demanding and requires total dedication and commitment in order to be successful. Initial training involves Basic Military and Naval Training at the Cadet School, Military College, DFTC, Curragh Camp and later at the Naval Base, Haulbowline, Co. Cork and on-board ship.
The initial year of training is similar to, and shared with the Operations Branch and Marine Engineering Cadets. In year two (2) of the cadetship, the Cadets who joined as graduate Level 8 Electrical/Electronic Engineers will undertake short modules in the National Maritime College Ireland (NMCI) in Ringaskiddy, Cork. NMCI is a partnership between the Cork Institute of Technology and the Naval Service. The modules will introduce the Cadet to naval electrical equipment and systems.
During the year, the Cadet will spend a period at sea to familiarise them with the equipment in an operational environment. While in year two (2) of the cadetship the Cadets that joined as school leavers will commence studies on a Level 8 degree in either Electrical or Electronic Engineering at Cork Institute of Technology, followed by short modules in the National Maritime College Ireland (NMCI) in Ringaskiddy, Cork. While in year two (2) of the cadetship Cadets who had previously undertaken an engineering programme in Electrical/Electronic Engineering at Level 8 (or below) of the NFQ may be facilitated in continuing their training to complete an engineering programme in Electrical/Electronic Engineering at Level 8 of the NFQ in a college nominated by the Flag Officer Commanding Naval Service.
After successfully completing the 21 month cadetship, the cadet is commissioned as either an Ensign(joined as a non-graduate) or Sub-Lieutenant(joined as a graduate). For those who do not yet have the Level 8 Degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering they continue their studies. The Naval Service is fully committed to Continuous Professional Development. Subject to the exigencies of the service, Officers will be actively encouraged and facilitated to advance their studies in order to become chartered. Profiles of Naval Service Cadets and Officers are available at www.military.ie
We live in a world of diversity; the Navy needs men and women from all backgrounds. Play your part. Please see Terms & Conditions - Electrical Engineer Cadetship Age Requirements Candidates must be 18 years of age or above and under 26 years of age on the 1st September 2020. S
ubject to the specific criteria being fulfilled as outlined in the Terms & Conditions applications may be made by the following: GRADUATES SCHOOL LEAVERS/NON-GRADUATES
Target Discipline: GRADUATES/SCHOOL LEAVERS/NON-GRADUATES
Method application: Applications must be made using the online application form: https://www.candidatemanager.net/cm/p/pJobDetails.aspx?mid=YDUU&sid=BGTDGT&jid=GTWDEVGTAZ&a=0iT%252brf2ap2U%253d Terms and Conditions https://www.military.ie/en/careers/current-competitions/naval-service-tncs-cadet-final-19.03.2020.pdf
Closing Date: 31-05-2020
Institute of Technology Carlow