Career Oppor­tu­ni­ties in Cruis­ing - Marine & Tech­ni­cal (Deck, Engine & Elec­tri­cal) & Spon­sored Cadetships


Car­ni­val UK is a mar­ket leader within the Cruise indus­try and Oper­ates ships all over the globe. The group cruise brands include P&O Cruises, Cunard, Princess Cruises, Seabourn Cruise Line,P&O Cruises Aus­tralia, Hol­land Amer­ica Line, Car­ni­val Cruises, AIDA and Costa. Together these brands oper­ate about sev­eral ships.

P&O Cruises is the largest cruise oper­a­tor in the UK and the best-​known cruise brand. The seven-​ship fleet con­sists of Aurora, Ori­ana, Arca­dia, Ado­nia, Oceana, Ven­tura and Azura. P&O Cruises offers cruises to the Mediter­ranean, the Baltic, the Nor­we­gian Fjords, the Caribbean, the Atlantic Islands, and around the world voy­ages. Cunard Line offers the only reg­u­lar transat­lantic cross­ing ser­vice aboard the world famous ocean liner, Queen Mary 2. The 1,968-passenger Queen Vic­to­ria, and Queen Eliz­a­beth under­takes a num­ber of dif­fer­ent voyages.

For a career in a cruise ship at Car­ni­val Group, you will be work­ing with an excel­lent team, with excel­lent career pro­gres­sion for those who show they have the drive, deter­mi­na­tion and team qual­i­ties to be part of an indus­try lead­ing ship’s company.

CARNIVAL GROUP Career Opportunities

Marine & Tech­ni­cal Opportunities

The Marine and Tech­ni­cal team are an inte­gral part of the Ships Com­pany, respon­si­ble for the nav­i­ga­tion and main­te­nance of the ship through­out each of its Cruises. The Deck & Engine depart­ments con­sist of a num­ber of marine cer­ti­fied Offi­cers, each hold­ing rel­e­vant qual­i­fi­ca­tions for the posi­tion they hold on board. In addi­tion the group also has a num­ber of other Non Marine Cer­ti­fied Offi­cers on board. These Offi­cers take account­abil­ity of addi­tional technical/​elec­tri­cal /​secu­rity and envi­ron­men­tal duties on the ship.

  • Deck Depart­ment: A Deck Offi­cer is a vital part of the ship’s man­age­ment team and will make deci­sions on nav­i­gat­ing and maneu­ver­ing the ship, includ­ing com­mu­ni­ca­tions, which will affect the safety of the ship, its pas­sen­gers and crew. The oppor­tu­ni­ties avail­able are - 4/​3rd Offi­cer - Offi­cer of the Watch; 2nd Offi­cer –Chief Mate Cer­tifi­cate; 1st Officer/​Safety Offi­cer –Mas­ters Cer­tifi­cate; Deck crew/​ratings posi­tions includ­ing Deck Chief Petty Offi­cer and also Bosun/​2nd Bosun; and Envi­ron­men­tal Com­pli­ance Officers.
  • Engine Depart­ment: The role of a marine Engi­neer­ing Offi­cer stretches way beyond that of other engi­neer­ing pro­fes­sions, with far greater respon­si­bil­i­ties, tech­ni­cal skill and per­sonal qual­i­ties required. The oppor­tu­ni­ties avail­able are - 4/​3rd Engi­neer - Offi­cer of the Watch; 2nd Engi­neer –2nd Engi­neer Cer­tifi­cate; 1st Engineer/​Ships Ser­vices Engi­neer –Chief Engi­neer and Tech­ni­cal Stores Manager.
  • Elec­tri­cal Depart­ment: The Electro-​Technical Offi­cer (ETO) is a spe­cial­ist work­ing within the Tech­ni­cal Depart­ment who works with the elec­tri­cal and elec­tronic equip­ment. The ETO is pri­mar­ily respon­si­ble for the main­te­nance of the ship’s electro-​technical equip­ment includ­ing elec­tri­cal gen­er­at­ing plant, electronic/​automated con­trol sys­tems, bridge nav­i­ga­tional equip­ment and enter­tain­ment systems.

Cadet Oppor­tu­ni­ties

The pro­grams offer a com­bi­na­tion of aca­d­e­mic study at a range of shore-​based nau­ti­cal col­leges and prac­ti­cal work expe­ri­ence onboard the lux­ury cruise ships.

  • HND or Foun­da­tion Degree Pro­grams (UK): A Cadet­ship with Car­ni­val UK offers you the chance to study for a rec­og­nized HND or Foun­da­tion Degree qual­i­fi­ca­tion, enjoy an adven­tur­ous lifestyle, unri­valled travel oppor­tu­ni­ties and get paid for it! Upon qual­i­fy­ing, suc­cess­ful Engi­neer, Deck or Electro-​Technical Cadets will also gain a pro­fes­sional indus­try qual­i­fi­ca­tion known as a Cer­tifi­cate of Com­pe­tency as an Offi­cer of the Watch (EOOW/​OOW) in addi­tion to the aca­d­e­mic qual­i­fi­ca­tion. There are three Cadet­ship pro­grams avail­able to you: Deck, Engi­neer­ing or Electro-​Technical. Each of these Cadet­ships takes three years to complete.
  • Cadet­ship Course Out­lines: Deck (Nav­i­ga­tion) Offi­cer Cadet­ships - HND Route; Deck (Nav­i­ga­tion) Offi­cer Cadet­ships - Foun­da­tion Degree Route; Engi­neer Offi­cer Cadet­ships - HND Route; Engi­neer Offi­cer Cadet­ships - Foun­da­tion Degree Route; Grad­u­ate Engi­neer - ‘Spe­cial­ized’ Route; and Electro-​Technical Offi­cer Cadet­ships - Foun­da­tion Degree Route.
  • Bach­e­lors Pro­grams in Nau­ti­cal Sci­ence or Marine & Plant Engi­neer­ing (Ire­land): The group also offers a route purely for Cadets study­ing at the National Mar­itime Col­lege of Ire­land (NMCI) based in Cork for Deck and Engi­neers study­ing either a Bach­e­lor of Sci­ence in Nau­ti­cal Sci­ence or a Bach­e­lor of Engi­neer­ing in Marine & Plant Engineering.
  • The National Mar­itime Col­lege of Ire­land NMCI: The National Mar­itime Col­lege of Ire­land NMCI is the first third level col­lege in Ire­land to be built under the Government’s Public-​Private Part­ner­ship scheme. The pub­lic part­ners are the Cork Insti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy (CIT) and the Irish Naval Ser­vice (INS) and the pri­vate part­ner is Focus Edu­ca­tion. The col­lege offers both com­mer­cial off­shore train­ing courses and pub­lic degree courses. This model allows the col­lege man­age­ment and teach­ing staff to con­cen­trate on edu­ca­tion while the pri­vate part­ner is respon­si­ble for ser­vices to the col­lege and the main­te­nance of facil­i­ties. - find more details - The National Mar­itime Col­lege of Ire­land (NMCI) your social media marketing partner