Irish Cadets

On behalf of our sponsoring companies a number of Irish Cadets are recruited every year. This is done once Officer Trainees have already started at the 'National Maritime College of Ireland' (NMCI) and are nearing their first sea phase.

Officer Trainees interested in being sponsored through Chiltern will attend an interview at NMCI and if successful take up sponsorship with immediate effect.

Entry Requirements

Candidates must have gained the following in order to be considered:

  • Leaving Certificate with Grade D3 in five subject's at Ordinary or Higher level including Mathematics and either English or Irish.
  • Already secured a place and have commenced training at NMCI

The Course

For all disciplines the course is approximately 3 years and consists of time at college and at sea onboard ship resulting in:

Bachelor of Science in Nautical Science
OOW/D Certificate of Competency

Bachelor of Engineering in Marine & Plant Engineering
OOW/E Certificate of Competency

Bachelor of Engineering in Marine Electro Technology

For more information about the course please visit

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  • For more information and guidance on a Officer Trainee programme, please see the Careers At Sea website and the individual sponsor's websites for their entry criteria for each course.