Apprentice leave

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  1. Hi guys, I'm thinking of returning to a career at sea at the grand old age of 50. The leave situation is of interest to me most of all though.

    Can someone please explain the leave for new joiners. As I understand it is 7 days for 28 days served. So if the course is 2 years. Does that leave go up in that two years and if not how many trips would be completed as an apprentice and are they all four months ? Once the apprenticeship is complete does the leave suddenly increase ? Hope all that makes sense.

  2. exJenny

    exJenny War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Apprentices work 4 months on 1 off. Once qualified it's 4 months on 3 off.
  3. Thanks, I think that would be the thing that puts me off . I could live with the three weeks off but not the week.
  4. exJenny

    exJenny War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    4 months on, 1 month off...
    4 months on, 3 months off!
  5. That's assuming you get made up after the apprenticeship. There is half a chance that you get to the end of the 2 years and get told at the end "thanks, but we don't need you now" as I have already witnessed!
  6. exJenny

    exJenny War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    It had been said on here many times that there was no guarantee of a job, but I don't think anyone has really taken it seriously.
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