At sea, Merchant Navy officers are employed in an engineering or navigation capacity on the whole range of sea-going vessels. These include the following major types:
Ashore, they may work in a management, administrative or operational role across a wide range of business and commerce. Employers include:
Merchant Navy officers can also gain similar work with overseas-based shipping companies.
Contact shipping companies directly for details of their sponsorship schemes and vacancies. Most companies take on a specific number of cadets for specific roles every year. The companies vary widely in their size and nature, offering different types of working environments.
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