PURPOSE: The purpose of this cadetship is to provide young individuals who are interested in pursuing a career as a Navigational or an Engineering Officer within the fishing industry. This is a learning opportunity that combines practical on-the-job experience and formal theoretical knowledge which will equip the incumbent to qualify as a Navigational Officer or Engineering Officer.
OUTPUTS & MEASUREMENTS:
- Acquiring theoretical studies and/or a qualification within the set time frame.
- Development of competencies through working onboard the vessel as either a deck cadet or an engineering cadet.
- Developing values and skills required to ensure that the fishing industry is provided with recruits who have a passion for the sea.
- Displaying the conduct and practical skills required by the assigned Officers.
REQUIREMENTS AND COMPETENCIES:
A minimum of Grade 12 (Matric) with Mathematics, Physical Sciences and English as subjects OR a NQF Level 4 qualification.
Must have excellent sight and colour vision.
Must be willing to spend long periods away from home and be able to study whilst at sea.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to function within a high-pressure environment.
Must be willing to undergo a stringent medical exam for food safety workers, and a SAMSA medical including tests for hearing and substance abuse.
Ability to work in confined spaces and at heights of 2.5m and more.