Thank you for your interest in our Engineering Cadetship.

Cadets will study across two centres giving them access to a wide range of education, welfare and social facilities. The specialist marine lectures will take place at Humber Maritime College, while workshops activity will take place at the Ofsted Outstanding Grimsby Institute, a short distance away from Humber Maritime College and also near to our halls of residence.

Your cadetship is fully sponsored by employers which means you gain your university level qualification without the worry of fees. You will also earn while you are learning which is a great opportunity for those aiming to become Engineering Officers.

We are based on the River Humber in North East Lincolnshire and are part of the TEC Partnership, a dynamic, collaborative and entrepreneurial group of further and higher education colleges. Our aim is to be recognised as a leading maritime college which brings new ideas and innovation to the training of Merchant Navy Cadets and others working in the maritime industries.

Join us at our open event:

Tuesday 15th October 

Humber Maritime College, Middleplatt Rd, Immingham, DN40 1FN

engineering cadetship

Joining the Merchant Navy

A marine Engineering Officer is responsible for the safety, performance and maintenance of the engine room and ship’s technical systems.

Cadet Programme

From Phase 1 - The Foundation Phase through to Phase 5 - Continuation of academic programme, additional short course, exam and oral preparation.

The Industry

The Merchant Navy is the international commercial shipping industry, transporting both cargo and people to destinations worldwide.

About us

We have a history in delivering maritime education and training through our nautical college and are well positioned to offer our cadets a comprehensive training programme.

Entry Requirements

All cadets are required to gain 12 months’ combined seagoing service and workshop skills training. There will be a range of assessment methods used throughout the cadetship.

Cadet Benefits

There are many benefits for cadets, both during training and once qualified. Once qualified as a marine Engineering Officer, cadets will normally begin as a 4th engineer and can progress to becoming a chief engineer.


While studying at Humber Maritime College, cadets will stay at our halls of residence for the first phase and may choose to return for subsequent phases or rent local housing.


Please apply directly to us, we will then pass on your application form to your preferred training management company.