Posted on: 31 August 2015
Campbell Johnston Clark (CJC) is delighted and proud to be sponsoring an officer cadet through the Maritime London Officer Cadet Scholarship (MLOCS) for the next 3 years. Matthew Kenney will train to become a deck or engineer officer in the Merchant Navy. Matthew, who comes from Kent and has previously been involved with the Sea Scouts and the Royal Yachting Association, is very excited to be taking the first steps to join the Merchant Navy.
Tim Howse (pictured), now a director of CJC, was one of the first cadets to enter this scheme in 1992, so the firm knows at first hand the great value of the scheme. CJC is delighted to be able to put something back into the UK Maritime sector, demonstrating a real commitment to the UK shipping business and Maritime London.
Tim comments: “Becoming a cadet is a phenomenal start to any professional life. Hard work and training rewards you with professional skills and knowledge. You learn to make decisions under pressure which creates a drive to succeed and, with willingness, there’s almost no limit to where a cadetship can lead. It’s a well-rewarded career providing an opportunity to see the world and to interact with a diverse range of people. Apart from better standards and improved safety, there are clear benefits for all stakeholders including professional knowledge which is ultimately retained by the UK marine industry.”
MLOCS is a charity which provides the funds to enable young people to undertake the 3 or 4 year training required to become a Merchant Navy deck or engineer officer. The charity currently has 20 young cadets at various stages of training. MLOCS training is undertaken by Chiltern Maritime both on land and sea.
Campbell Johnston Clark is an international shipping firm with offices in London, Singapore, Newcastle and Dublin. On the 1st of September it celebrates its fifth anniversary.