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Shipping Day

Saturday, February 4 2017


Discover your route into the Merchant Navy at South Shields Marine School's Shipping Day on Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 10am - 3pm. 

Are you looking for a challenging career in a dynamic and exciting environment? If the answer is yes, then a career at sea could be for you!

The cadet experience is one like no other. Professional life on and around the sea is challenging and offers excitement, that is otherwise unavailable in a regular office job.

A career at sea will give you a life-changing experience. No two days will ever be the same!

For those seeking adventure, get yourself along to our Shipping Day and meet major British shipping companies and start you career at sea with South Shields Marine School.

Shipping Day at South Shields Marine School, (part of South Tyneside College) aims to give potential students the opportunity to glean an insight into what a career in the maritime industry has to offer. Companies will be recruiting for officers in deck, engine and electro-technical.

Marine teaching staff will be on hand to discuss training programmes required for a successful career at sea. Cadets currently in training will also be on hand to give an experienced insight into life at sea and training at South Shields Marine School.

Our first class teaching and excellent facilities allow us to offer some of the best maritime training in the world. 

A career at sea provides:

  • Worldwide travel

  • World-class - paid for training

  • Practical experience at sea

  • Degree and HND qualifications

  • Fantastic career prospects

  • Adventure!

So what are you waiting for? 

If you're still on the fence, check out what some of our cadets have to say below. 

Mitchell Coats

James Tyler

Ellie Ash

Stephen Newton

Beverley Trotter

Where to find us

South Shields Marine School is based at South Tyneside Colleges' Westoe Campus. Please use the Grosvenor Road entrance where there is ample parking space. For directions on how to find us, please click here.

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