Job reference: FSB-CAD-006871
Closing date: 31/12/23
Department: Cadet
Location: Fleet - Ship Based
Employment type: Cadet

Job Description

Carnival UK is the parent company of two distinct and well known brands that we are proud of, P&O Cruises and Cunard. A hugely successful global business with a rich heritage, with two of the world’s most admired travel brands and an exciting vision for the future we offer seafaring cadets a number of exciting cadetship training programmes that will rival any other industry experience.

Carnival is expanding our cadetship offer and we are proud to announce we are launching an Engineer Graduate Cadetship programme. The post graduate route is designed for those with relevant Engineering qualifications and is a fast-track route to an Engineering Officer of the Watch Certificate of competency. If you have already completed an engineering qualification (either mechanical or electrical) and you have been thinking about your career. As an engineer officer graduate cadet, you will be able to put your engineering qualifications to practical use as well as learning about the running and maintenance of the ship’s engine room and all its mechanical/electrical equipment. You will need the ability to evaluate the problems arising in the complex high-tech world of a modern cruise ship, make prompt decisions and take effective corrective measures

What we are looking for:

Carnival UK prides itself upon our greatest asset, our colleagues. If you have a thirst for team work, innovation, communicating, the sea, travel and exploration, then read on. We are looking for resilient, quick-thinking and positive individuals to start their career with us.
We want to hear from you if you are excited about working as part of a team and have good communication skills. The environments you will be working in mean you will need to be someone who can stay calm under pressure and have the ability to work in a changing environment. You will need to be self driven and motivated to learn as you progress through your cadetship and your career with Carnival UK. We will be looking for you show a good knowledge of engineering and practical skills.

Before you apply please make sure you hold the following:

  • Candidates must have completed a suitable engineering apprenticeship and/or be a qualified engineer. Candidates that may apply through the graduate cadetship will include:
  • University Graduates or Higher National Diploma (HND) (preferably in Mechanical, Marine or Electrical Engineering or in an engineering subject that covers at least four of the following six subjects: Mathematics, Engineering Drawing, Applied Mechanics, Applied Heat, Electrotechnology and Naval Architecture).
  • Suitable engineering apprenticeship (NVQ level 3 or above) holders.
  • GCSE Grade 4-9 or equivalent
  • Hold an ENG1

All graduate cadetships will require a Letter of Initial Assessment (LIA) issued by an approved Maritime Education Establishment.

All Candidates must be UK or EEA citizens and be a resident in the UK for at least one year immediately prior to application and have the right to live and work in the UK without restrictions

Benefits to the graduate route include:

  • Training with the world’s leading cruise company
  • Fast-track route
  • Complete in as little as 18 months
  • Various entry qualification options
  • Join at any time during the academic year
  • Enhanced salary
  • Fully-funded training

Crew are recommended to be up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccinations prior to joining a ship, if available

Carnival UK is currently going through an exciting time of growth and look forward to welcoming our new Cunard ship, Queen Anne in to the fleet in May 2024.  As part of this growth and development we are currently in conversations with our annualised Maritime Deck and Technical fleet to agree future ways of working, including a potential reduction in working days on an annual basis.   As your application progresses we will share more detail on this with you and will keep you updated on any developments once you commence employment. We look forward to taking you on this journey with us and continuing to make Carnival UK an employer of choice for the future

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