Vacancy Type: Current Vacancy
Duties: The Operations Branch Cadet Officers of the Operations Branch of the Naval Service are responsible for the efficient running of the ship. It is only from within this Branch that an officer may become Captain of a ship. The Operations Branch Officer’s responsibilities include Bridge Watchkeeping, where they are responsible for the safe navigation of the ship and the safety of the ships company along with the weapons and communications systems on-board.
Operations Branch Officers also lead boarding teams in fishery protection and anti-drug running boarding operations and are therefore prime leaders and motivators of the ships company. The Operations Branch Cadet will undergo a course of training of approximately twenty-one months duration, divided into different stages. Initial training takes place in the Cadet School, Military College, DFTC, Curragh Camp and is of approximately three months duration.
Subsequent training takes place in the Naval Base, Haulbowline, Co Cork and on boardship. 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 the award of a Level 7 Degree in Nautical Science. NMCI is a partnership between the Cork Institute of Technology and the Naval Service.
An Operations Branch Cadet shall, on successful completion of the relevant course of training 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. After commissioning, training continues both at sea and ashore until the Officer is fully qualified to take an appointment on board ship. When fully qualified, as an Operations Branch Officer, they shall, 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. The primary sea duties involve watchkeeping and navigation while shore duties involve training or administrative appointments. The Naval Service Officer can avail of opportunities of further education as well as participating in professional sub-specialisation courses such as Tactical and Naval Warfare Courses at home and abroad.
We live in a world of diversity; the Navy needs men and women from all backgrounds. Play your part. Terms and Conditions https://www.military.ie/en/careers/current-competitions/naval-service-tncs-cadet-final-19.03.2020.pdf
Additional Info: Age Requirements Candidates must be 18 years of age or above and under 26 years of age on the 1st September 2020.
Method application: Online application form https://www.candidatemanager.net/cm/p/pJobDetails.aspx?mid=YDUU&sid=BGTDGT&jid=GTWDEVUEV&a=0iT%252brf2ap2U%253d
Closing Date: 31-05-2020
Institute of Technology Carlow