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I guess I would tell anyone considering this job that they need to be able to multi task, have good people and communication skills and be prepared to work hard.
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Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalists interests - from ecological awareness to nutrition and health. People with an interest in horticulture, land usage and farming (including fish) are Naturalists.

Some Naturalists focus on animals rather than plants, and may enjoy working with, training, caring for, or simply herding them. Other Naturalists will prefer working with the end result of nature's produce - the food produced from plants and animals. Naturalists like solving problems with solutions that show some sensitivity to the environmental impact of what they do. They like to see practical results, and prefer action to talking and discussing.
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Applicants who train as a Seaman will exit the course after approximately 16 months having attained the Certificate in Seamanship. Not a CAO Course - Fees apply.


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National Maritime College of Ire

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Successful learners completing the full course will obtain a Higher Cert. in Scieance in Nautical Studies - Level 6. On completion of a Department of Transport oral examination they will be issued with a Certificate of Competency as Officer of the Watch on a vessel of more than 500 gross tonnage. This qualifies the holder to serve as a junior Deck Officer on board a merchant vessel trading worldwide.



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