Jack Buchanan


Merchant Navy Cadet, Access to Merchant Navy

Jack Buchanan, Merchant Navy CadetI completed the Access to Merchant Navy course at the Lews Castle College UHI. It was the best move I ever made. It made possible the chance for me to have a career as a cadet on board a vessel operating all around the Atlantic. I have called in at numerous ports including Corpus Christi USA, Houston USA, Sorel-Tracy Canada, Falmouth UK, Ensted Denmark, Bahamas and Port Arthur USA.

I had a great time at Lews Castle UHI and the course helped me achieve the entry qualifications required for cadetship training. It also gave me a good grounding in a whole range of Maritime subjects. The staff also helped me with my CV and applying to companies for a cadetship. Without this support, it would have been difficult for me achieve my goals.