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What we do at South Shields Marine School is key to building our future. By collaborating with us, you’ll be part of the decisions we make in our exciting vision for marine education and training.

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“We are absolutely excited to join hands with South Shields Marine School in delivering the Advanced Diploma in Nautical Science to students from this side of the world and are looking forward to forging a lasting relationship through our collaboration.”

Capt. Varun Rawat
Sr. Program Specialist, Abu Dhabi Maritime Academy
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“South Shields Marine School continues to support many of our sponsored cadets in a very personal and bespoke way. South Shields, based in the North East of England offers a great location for both local and further afield students. This includes international cadets we manage. We always receive a prompt and attemptive service from all the SSMS team, responding promptly to our needs.”

David Haddacks
Chiltern, Operations Manager
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“The college has supported the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) for a number of years now. They have facilitated Career Events to allow us to liaise with future potential candidates. The Pre-Cadetship program has certainly been instrumental in the way these future cadets have been proactive in their pursuit for a career in maritime. We continue to send a proportion of our cadets to the marine school as it is well established as one of the leaders in maritime education. The facilities combined with industry experienced tutors make SSMS a popular choice. The team are always on hand to offer any assistance. With a broad spectrum of expertise, there is always a subject matter expert on hand to deal with any queries. Their service is top level! Having sent many of our employers here, it’s clear to see from the end result that the quality and enthusiasm for jobs spawns from great support and education from one of the most established maritime schools in the UK.”

Steve Pells
Recruitment Staff Officer, Royal Fleet Auxiliary
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“Over the years, we have sponsored Deck Officers and Marine Engineers staff to train at the marine school. Upon completion of their training, they are deployed to work as Marine Pilots and Port Marine Engineers. Some of them have served in Senior Management positions as General Managers and even Managing Director of the Authority. The main benefits of sending students here is the high quality training that it provides, which is world class encompassed with internationally recognised qualifications and an extremely conducive learning environment. We really appreciate the co-operation we get from staff at the college and excellent services.”

Alice M. Ndawiro
Human Resources Officer, Kenyan Ports Authority
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“The introduction of the pre-cadet courses have helped with SSTG cadet recruitment, this gives a valuable insight to candidates skills and suitability for sponsorship. Cadets sponsored at South Shields have the benefit of staff with a wealth of Merchant Navy experience to call upon and all staff members are approachable both from a company and cadet prospective. With staff members willing to meet face to face and virtually, discussions can take place easily and the weekly news updates that that the college provides keeps companies well informed of activities like college open days and course availability.”

Steve Abrahart
Recruitment and Training Manager, SSTG
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“We could not be happier with our partnership with South Shields Marine School. Everyone has done their utmost to assist us with finding the right cadet for our endeavours and offered guidance and help along the way. Whenever there have been questions or uncertainties during our first cadetship we could rely on South Shields assisting us. Their commitment to providing the best education for young maritime professionals not only shows in their treatment of our cadet but can also be seen whenever talking to the staff who are experts in their fields.”

Lars Antes
O.S.Energy Marine Power Solutions
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Fosta Marine Pvt Ltd which was initially known as Seastar Educare Pvt Ltd is proud to represent South Shields Marine School.

“We collaboratively work with an aim to provide a better service to desired seafarers to achieve their Certificate of Competency. The college has supported us in all ways starting from Marketing to being flexible in adapting changes as per the time and economy difference among both the countries.The main benefit to join South Shields Marine School for seafarers is the quality of teaching, which allows them to enhance their knowledge and understanding of Marine Operations. Lastly, the college has also supported us with all the required details and updates from the Maritime Coast Guard agency as well as the British Embassy un every possible manner.”

Tajal Naik
Senior Business Development Manager, Fosta Marine