Fishing Industry Learnership at Sea Harvest

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.