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Electronics course to accompany IT and AV skills

Discussion in 'Licensing & Education' started by Legion, Aug 27, 2011.

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  1. Legion

    Legion New Member

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    I currently work on cruise ships looking after IT and AV kit and I'm interested in moving across to yachts.
    Whilst I have seen some positions specifically for AV/IT guys on yachts I would like to broaden my skills so that i could apply for ETO roles also.

    Can anyone recommend any suitable courses or areas of study that would allow me to cover the electronics side of things.
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    K1W1 Senior Member

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    Hi,

    If you are an AV/IT Specialist on cruise ships already stepping into the same role on a yacht should be easy. The pozzie might be called ETO but it is mush more aimed at keeping the bosses TV and Internet working than wondering why the Radar has stopped.

    Saying that I think there are moves afoot to make a CoC for ETO's on yachts and someones CV I saw recently who had done his cadetship with Princess I think it was had a specific mention of holding Radar/Electronic Navigation equipment maintenance a course for which can be done in South Shields as follows: http://www.stc.ac.uk/content/marine-college/electronic-navigation-equipment-maintenance-mca-approved and GMDSS radio maintenance certificates a course for which can be done in South Shields as follows: http://www.stc.ac.uk/content/marine-college/gmdss-radio-maintenance

    This is the full route to being an ETO : http://www.trinityhousetraining.org/study_options/electro_technical_officer.html

    What did you do before getting on the Cruise Ships and do you hold any Engineering Qualifications?
  3. Legion

    Legion New Member

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    Thanks for the insight and useful info. I will take a further look at those links.

    My background has always been in IT working in the airline industry before I worked on ships. I have a BSc and an HND in computing, unfortunately no engineering qualifications, my electronics only went as far GCSE:D
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    K1W1 Senior Member

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    Hi,

    Your welcome.

    If you do decide to apply make sure you mention your previous quals , there might be a few parts that you can get exemptions from.