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20th July 2011, 04:29 PM
a little advice needed i have always wanted a career at sea my dad was at sea and my grandfather was at sea both as deck officers i am now 33 i know i should have done it earlier what i need to know is

1. am i to old to start now ?
2. if not what route can i take ?
3. what courses do i need to start off ?
4. any other infomation you think will help will be good
5. can i pay for these courses my self ?

regards james

20th July 2011, 05:25 PM
Welcome James.

I think there have been similar queries over the last few years.
I typed in 'Careers' into the SEARCH tab on our main page and came up with at least one thread HERE. (http://www.merchant-navy.net/forum/f3/too-old-training-2845/)

Worth a read(2 pages,with a few links to recruitment sites).

All the Best


Doc Vernon
20th July 2011, 10:55 PM
Hi James
Well one is never to old to try anything ,so hope that you get what you want in the end mate!
Just go for it!
Even if you have to start at the bottom,and work your way up!
Well thats more than likely waht you may have to do,unless you of course have some other Qualifications!
Cheers and good hunting!





Hope these too may assist!