Crowley's Cadet Shipping Program
Crowley recognizes the importance of creating a work environment where everyone feels valued and is supported and empowered to do their best work. We want our employees to bring great ideas to help fulfill our mission of enriching people’s lives through innovative solutions done right.
Our goal is to foster a culture that is honest to our values. A culture that attracts the best talent, champions diversity of experiences and inclusion of perspectives, while encouraging innovation. We strive to create a workplace where everyone can be themselves.
Hands-On Experience Ensures Success
Hands-on experience aboard sea-going vessels is a crucial component to ensuring academy cadets are prepared for maritime careers post-graduation. While most of the academies have training ships, partnerships with industry partners, like Crowley, allow for expanded onboard vessel space to provide cadets with necessary seagoing opportunities.
Interested in Sailing as a Cadet with Crowley?
Crowley is the largest private Jones Act employer and cadet shipping provider in the industry. The company has developed the most comprehensive year at sea program focused on diversity and inclusion. Through this program cadets can apply directly with the company, regardless of school ranking.
To be considered for a cadet shipping position, eligible, available and interested applicants must submit the following application package through the academy. Crowley will make cadet selections and notify the school those who have been selected.
Cadet application package must include:
- Crowley Application (via the Academy)
- Professional Resume
- Merchant Mariner Credential
- Valid U.S. Passport
- Essay (500 words)
One of the most important requirements of the application process is submitting a written 500-word essay on diversity and inclusion. The essay must cover:
- 1. How their unique background, upbringing and social experiences would enhance the company’s efforts in growing a diverse and inclusive sailing workforce in the Crowley fleet.
- 2. The importance of diversity and inclusion in the maritime industry from their perspective.
Students who complete Crowley’s cadet shipping program may apply for the Thomas B. Crowley Scholarship for financial assistance.
2021 and 2022 Maritime Academy Graduates! If you cadet shipped with Crowley and want to be considered for the Senior Cadet Training Program (formally known as the Maritime Academy Recruitment Assistance Program) please submit the following information.