Marine/Mechanical Engineer Cadetship

Irish Naval Service

  • Cork
  • Permanent
  • Full-time
  • 3 months ago
Number positions: 2

Vacancy Type: Current Vacancy

Duties: The Marine Engineering Branch Cadet The Naval Service is now accepting applications for the Marine Engineering Cadetship. The Marine Engineering Branch Cadet will be trained to a level whereby they can fill an appointment as a ships’ Marine Engineering Officer.

The Engineering Officer is responsible for everything that keeps a ship afloat, moving and habitable. This includes the hull and general structures of the ship, its main engines and all auxiliary machinery, the main electrical generators, the electrical distribution system, the air conditioning, ventilation, heating systems and cold rooms as well as all fuel and water systems. It also includes the computer systems for communications, navigation and weapons control systems.

The Marine Engineering Branch Cadet will undergo a course of training of approximately twenty-one months duration. Initial training takes place in the Cadet School, Military College, DFTC, Curragh Camp and is of approximately three months duration. This initial training is similar to, and shared with the Operations Branch and Electrical Engineering Cadets. Subsequent training takes place in the Naval Base, Haulbowline, Co Cork and on board ship.

This training encompasses both the theory and practical application of the skills required for the officer to take their place as a fully functional member of the ships command team. Subjects covered include Navigation, Seamanship, Gunnery, Leadership and Management. In the second year the Cadet will commence studies at the National Maritime College Ireland (NMCI) in Ringaskiddy, Cork for award of a Level 7 Degree in Marine Engineering. NMCI is a partnership between the Cork Institute of Technology and the Naval Service.

A Marine Engineering Branch Cadet shall, on successful completion of the relevant course of training and provided that the Cadet’s meets the required conditions, be commissioned on a 3 year Short Service Commission in the rank of Ensign or Sub-Lieutenant. After commissioning, training continues both at sea and ashore until the Officer is fully qualified to take an appointment as a Marine Engineer Officer on-boardship. When fully qualified, as a Marine Engineering Branch Officer, they shall, subject to satisfying certain criteria and on being recommended by the Flag Officer Commanding the Naval Service and the Chief of Staff, be offered a full Commission without limitation as to time.

The fully trained Junior Officer spends the following years on sea/shore rotations. When at sea, they will be appointed as the ships Marine Engineering Officer, while shore duties involve training or technical/administrative appointments. The Marine Engineering Officer can avail of opportunities of further education as well as participating in a range of specialist courses applicable to the Marine Engineering profession at home or abroad. We live in a world of diversity; the Navy needs men and women from all backgrounds. Play your part. Please see Terms & Conditions - Marine Engineer Cadetship

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Additional Info: Age Requirements Candidates must be 18 years of age or above and under 26 years of age on the 1st September 2020. Subject to the specific criteria being fulfilled as outlined in the Terms & Conditions applications may be made by the following: GRADUATES SCHOOL LEAVERS/NON-GRADUATES

Application Procedure

Method application: Online application form:

Closing Date: 31-05-2020

Institute of Technology Carlow

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