Jack Buchanan
Merchant Navy Cadet, Access to Merchant Navy

I 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.

What can I study?

 Lews Castle College tries constantly to draw attention to the range of opportunities for study both in and from the Outer Hebrides.  Here are some of the recent information releases drawing attention to the courses and choices which students can experience.