South Shields Marine School has extended the global reach of its skills training through a pioneering partnership to deliver a new engineering course for students in Northern Ireland seeking careers at sea.

The world-renowned training centre has begun working with South Eastern Regional College (SERC) on a programme that will allow its young learners to take their first steps to becoming maritime industry engineers.


Year of study: 1st Year

Course: Deck Officer

Job Title: Cadet

Company (if applicable):  Pritchard-Gordon Tankers


1. What ships have you sailed on?


Name: Catherine Caseman

Year of study: Phase 4 (I started in September 2017 so starting 3rd year!)

Course: FdEng Marine Electrical and Electronic Engineering, ETO CoC

Job Title: ETO Cadet

Sponsored by: BP



Pedal-weary cyclists from Germany and Poland have praised South Tyneside College and its Ofsted ‘outstanding’ rated Dr Winterbottom Halls of Residence for high-quality hospitality and accommodation during a cultural and friendship stay.

Thirty-two riders used the halls as a home-from-home during a five-day visit to South Tyneside, and they also replenished their energy levels by dining in the college’s recently upgraded The Dock refectory.


A unique annual rowing race down the Tyne, organised by South Shields Marine School and billed as one of the UK’s most unusual sporting challenges, marks its milestone tenth anniversary on Saturday, June 22.

The South Shields Marine School Annual Row sees competitors line up across the river at Newcastle Quayside – and at the starting pistol attempt to overcome time and tide on an energy-sapping eight nautical mile adventure to South Shields.


A passion for food and devotion to customer care are the winning ingredients for a South Tyneside College chef and lecturer who has been served the ultimate professional accolade.

Wayne Reed, 50, has been created a Master Craftsman by the Craft Guild of Chefs, the UK’s internationally recognised industry body.


Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement and South Shields Marine School have joined forces in a collaborative agreement to develop marine training in new and emerging sector business. One such example is the nascent ‘LNG as a fuel’ in accordance with the IGF Code.

The agreement will cover knowledge sharing, including technology, teaching skills and curriculum quality standards.