Schoolchildren can access a route into the Merchant Navy through the expansion into new waters of a pioneering South Tyneside College-based education and training initiative.

From September 2017, those aged just 14 can join Career College North East’s (CCNE) new two-year specialist maritime training programme.

It launches with a recruitment event from 5.30pm on Tuesday, June 27, at our Westoe campus in St George's Avenue, South Shields.


A South Shields Marine School student who put his career on hold to pay for medical care for his father has finally gained his dream qualification – proving he is an officer as well as a gentleman.

Murali Balakrishnan has passed exams at our world-leading marine school - six years after using £12,000 of savings, meant for course fees and living costs, to cover hospital expenses.