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Job Vacancies – Ferries Trainee Deckhand Posts

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Shetland Islands Council has recently announced a number of trainee deckhand job vacancies, offering career-graded employment on the Council’s ferry fleet.

There are opportunities across different locations, with trainee posts advertised for Fetlar, Unst, Yell, Whalsay and Bressay.

The posts are career-graded with a starting salary dependent upon relevant seafaring qualifications and experience, with ongoing supervision and further training provided.   

The starting salary is £24,260 per annum rising to £28,817 per annum, on completion of training and relevant qualifications.

Employees will be required to attend college to gain a necessary maritime qualifications, including STCW seafarers certifications, alongside familiarisation and sea time on board vessels.   

The posts offer an employment opportunity into a marine-sector career aboard the Council’s inter-island ferry fleet.

Shetland Islands Council currently operates a fleet of eleven vessels which operate year-round as a lifeline transport service to Shetland’s populated islands.

The deadline for applications to these trainee posts is Friday 15th December 2023. 

For more details on these posts, and to apply, look up: https://www.myjobscotland.gov.uk/councils/shetland-islands-council/jobs?parent_cat=2675&page=1&type=external&sort=pd

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