Chiltern was established as a Marine Cadet management company in 1986 to support Officer Cadets on behalf of a large oil company. Having demonstrated success, our services expanded to include the administration of the Trinity House Scholarship Cadet Scheme, quickly followed by the Maritime London Officer Cadet Scholarship.

Over the years Chiltern has continued to set the standard within the industry and has supported thousands upon thousands of Cadets go on to become talented professionals and industry leaders.

With our emphasis on professionalism and service, coupled with our commitment to select and train young people, who possess an enthusiastic and practical approach to life, we have maintained and developed our working relationships with the leading UK and global maritime organisations.

In delivering the best Merchant Navy experience in the UK and worldwide, our mission is to provide the highest quality and personalised training opportunities to Merchant Navy Cadets wishing to forge a successful career within the Maritime industry, at-sea or shoreside.

We aim to deliver first-class cadets equipped to meet the future needs of the Merchant Navy fleets and shoreside Maritime industries.

We aim to continue as the highest quality Marine Cadetship provider, proudly offering a strong calibre of candidates with extensive experience and industry exposure, fully trained to the highest level, and prepared to fulfill a successful Merchant Navy career.

We strive to facilitate a wealth of career prospects, providing Cadets with versatility and variety of experience highly sought after when it comes to deciding which heading to take once qualified.

Chiltern Maritime Career Guide