Ports Pathway – Maritime

Our Maritime areas include Port Operations, Jersey Marinas, Coastguard and Marine Services. With the launch of our Harbour Regeneration Master Plan in 2022, there are exciting times ahead, giving you an opportunity to be part of one of the island’s largest capital projects. 

Maritime traineeship  

During your 12-month traineeship, you will work across all our Maritime teams to get first-hand experience. This might be working as a Deck Hand on the Duke of Normandy, a Maritime Attendant in the Marine Leisure Centre or supporting the Ports Operations team. To underpin your learning, you will get the opportunity to take relevant Maritime courses such as the RYA Power Boat Level 2 or STCW Basic Safety Training Course for Mariners. 

Sponsorship of Officer Cadetship Training Programme

Islanders are not eligible for funding from the UK Government to qualify as a Deck Officer of the Watch.

To support local residents who want a maritime career, Ports of Jersey and the maritime charity, Trinity House jointly sponsor the three-year Deck Cadet training programme. This qualification allows local cadets to embark on a career with the Merchant Navy or in the offshore oil and gas, superyacht and marine renewables sectors.  For more information on routes into the maritime industry: Just Be Maritime.

A Ports of Jersey sponsored cadet forms strong links with our maritime teams. Cadets are invited to gain sea-time on our Marine Services tug vessels and to gain experience as a Watch Officer in our Coastguard and VTS department.

Criteria to apply for the Officer Cadetship Training Programme

All Officer Cadets must pass the Seafarer Medical Examination (ENG1). The maritime industry uses the UCAS tariff points system to check that qualifications meet the entry requirements.  48 UCAS points are required, made up of any combination of qualifications including BTEC qualifications, A levels and the International Baccalaureate.

Ports of Jersey sponsors two cadets at a time. To register your interest, email POJHR@ports.je.

How to apply 

For further information and to apply, click here.