As a Deck Rating you will be part of the mooring operations team and once fully qualified, you will steer the ship and also act as a look-out on the bridge. Our Deck Ratings also assist with the operation and maintenance of the ship's deck equipment. The course begins in September 2022 and takes around two years to complete.
POSITION: Deck Rating Trainee
REPORTS TO: Chief Officer
START DATE: September 2022
RATE OF PAY: Begin at £18,771
LOCATION: City of Glasgow College (Term-Time)
Western Isles Fleet (Sea-Time)
COURSE LENGTH: Approx. 2 years
SHIFT PATTERN: 2 weeks on / 2 weeks off
CalMac Ferries is one of the largest companies headquartered in Scotland, and employs more than 1,700 people both onshore and on board our vessels. We run a popular apprenticeship programme and we are a recognised leader of seagoing apprenticeships with the Merchant Navy. The Merchant Navy Training Board recently named CalMac Ferries as one of the top five UK companies for maritime apprenticeships.
For more information please visit our website at www.calmac.co.uk/corporate/about-us
We pay for your college, travel, accommodation and cover your meals when you are away from home, no student loans required.
Off the job training at the state of the art City of Glasgow College.
Excellent salary with increments throughout your training.
On the job training by experienced professionals who will help you all the way.
Two weeks at work and two weeks off working pattern.
Your own personal mentor to support you with a career at sea.
Company pension scheme.
Potential to work anywhere in the Company's network
Travel pass for yourself, spouse and dependants
To undertake a course of study and to gain sufficient skills and experience leading to the award of:
• Navigational Watch Rating Certificate in accordance with STCW II/4
• Efficient Deck Hand Certificate with intention to progress to STCW II/5 Able Seafarer Deck Certification.
As a Deck Rating you will be part of the mooring operations team and once fully qualified, you will steer the ship and also act as a look-out on the bridge. Our Deck Ratings also assist with the operation and maintenance of the ship's deck equipment. The course begins in September and takes around two years to complete.
Key Tasks and Principal Accountabilities
Complete training tasks as described in the MNTB Deck Rating & Able Seafarer Deck Training Record Book, obtaining monthly signatures as required.
Carry out helmsman duties as necessary in order to qualify for a steering certificate
Assist with mooring operations (under supervision)
Assist with vehicle deck cargo operations (under supervision)
Assist with general maintenance routines as directed by Bosun
Duties as required by muster list in an emergency (no direct responsibility)
Assist mobility impaired passengers to passenger lift
Watch keeping duties, under supervision in order to gain experience leading to the award of a Navigational Watch Rating Certificate
Security gangway duties in the absence of a night watchman (doubled up with an experience deck rating)
Attend such college courses allocated punctually and reliably in accordance with the schedule set by the company and/or the college
To diligently study, as required, to ensure a high level of understanding and knowledge of topics required for the award of:
Personal Survival Techniques Certificate in accordance with STCW A-VI/1-1
Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting Certificate in accordance with STCW A-VI/1-2
Elementary First Aid Certificate in accordance with STCW A-VI/1-3
Personal Safety & Social Responsibility Certificate in accordance with STCW A-VI/1-4
Efficient Deck Hand Certificate;
Certificate of Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats in accordance with STCW A-VI/2.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience
Valid ENG 1 Medical Certificate
Positive and flexible approach with a 'can do' attitude.
Team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
An interest in or background from a maritime background.