Training & Recruitment

MSO Training and Courses

Britannia regularly offer a range of training courses to ensure our MSOs are consistently meeting the high standards set by our clients. These courses are open to those looking for a deployment role within Britannia and those already with us who require refreshment training.

We are also the only UK PMSC to provide live Team Leader training for our MSO's and clients alike. Training takes place on the Holy Loch in the West of Scotland and offers live action drills simulating pirate attacks, boardings and rules of force implementation. The course is open to viewing and participation for clients, Masters and crews.

Further Courses include:

  • Maritime Security Operatives City & Guilds 8269
    • Build your understanding of the industry, planning and procedures, and incident management.
  • First Person on Scene Intermediate (FPOS I) Trauma Training
    • Learn to rapidly assess and stabilise situations in the crucial moments.
  • Weapons Competency
    • Develop skills and safety on a variety of weapon systems.

Prospective MSOs can email: for more information.


All MSOs working for Britannia must meet the following requirements:

  • 5 years military experience
  • Military discharge papers
  • STCW10 (5 Modules)
  • ENG 1 Medical
  • Seaman's Discharge Book
  • Yellow Fever Vaccinations
  • Trauma Medical Training
  • Clean crimilal record check
  • Ship Security Officer (SSO / MSO)
  • Weapon training certification
  • Drug and Alcohol test