Maritime London Officer Cadet Scholarship
The Maritime London Officer Cadet Scholarship is a charity which has its roots in the London insurance market. It provides the funds to enable young people to undertake the three to four year training required to become a Merchant Navy deck, engine or electro-technical office. The WCI makes an annual financial contribution to its work.
In 1992 a small group of Lloyd’s underwriters established the Lloyd’s of London Officer Cadet Scholarship as a registered charity. Its objective was to support the training of UK-based merchant navy officers. The scheme was renamed the Maritime London Officer Cadet Scholarship in 2002 to reflect the contribution to funding of the Scholarships made by the wider maritime services industry in the City.
The Scholarships enable Cadets to study at leading nautical training colleges and at sea to qualify as deck and engine room officers. Each Cadet is funded throughout their training by a named corporate Sponsor. MLOCS is also supported by Donors who identify with our objectives but do not sponsor a particular Cadet. Training courses begin in either January or September of each year and last for three years.
The three-year sponsorship is augmented by Government support under the SmarT scheme and generous contributions from Donors. This funding enables the Cadet to pay the costs of training and also provides a subsistence allowance. Selection of Cadets is supervised by the Trustees in conjunction with Chiltern Maritime Ltd, a highly respected crewing agent and cadet training company.