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Seagoing modern apprenticeships

Seagoing Modern Apprenticeships

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.

Gaining a spot on our Seagoing Modern Apprenticeship Programmes is a rewarding opportunity. It could also mean you begin your career with all expenses paid training. CalMac's Seagoing Modern Apprenticeships pay well above the industry standard, on top of funding the cost of a college place in Glasgow city centre. As well as time at college, the majority of your training will take place on board our ships, where you will live for two weeks, before having two weeks off to do as you please.

Rewards & Benefits of a CalMac Seagoing Apprenticeship

  • 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 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.


Find out more about each role below. 

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