You're likely to experience at least one tough situation during your cadetship.
The negotiating power and legal assistance of your Union can make all the difference to the outcome. We can assist with all kinds of problems, whether you’re in college or at sea – just get in touch.
Speak to us straightaway. Call us or access online live chat using the Nautilus 24/7 service, which helps members in emergencies after hours around the clock.
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Rachel Lynch is the Union's strategic organiser for cadets. If you'd like to contact her directly, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Rachel is also lead representative for female members of Nautilus International.
If you'd like to speak to the Young Maritime Professionals representative, contact Martyn Gray on: email@example.com or YMP@nautilusint.org
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Support at college
Together, Nautilus and our members campaign for better conditions onboard and in college. We're in this fight together.
Meet us in person
Our cadet organisers make regular visits to UK maritime colleges. It's a great way to meet your representatives, get to know the Union, or seek support.
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Young Maritime Professionals
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