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South Shields Marine School training facilities.


Our relationship with clients and sponsors is paramount to our success, due to the established relationship we have on a personal and commercial level. The range of maritime courses we offer cater for all levels of training, including a highly experienced and knowledgeable team, with a wealth of industry experience.

As well as learning at an award-winning nautical college, Cadets will also enjoy the following benefits through a sponsoring company:

  • All tuition fees covered by sponsoring company.
  • Accommodation and catering allowances.
  • Hands-on experience at college and at sea.
  • Dedicated services with the college and shipping company.
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Cadets learn through a combination of on and off-the-job education and training. On the job they begin a career at sea working alongside your staff, gaining the right practical skills for your business, and the rest they learn from our highly qualified industry experienced tutors, usually on a day release basis where they gain up-to-date knowledge.

There are several benefits associated with cadetships including:

  • High quality training to industry recognised standards.
  • Subsidised training directly relevant to your business and delivered by experts who fully understand what you do.
  • Skills specific to your industry.
  • Progression planning, allowing you to invest in your business’ future and avoid skill shortages in your workforce.
  • Improved staff retention.
  • Flexible and motivated staff who are keen to learn.
  • A more responsive and motivated workforce.

Find out more about apprenticeships from the UK Government below.

Our partners

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