Newcastle University

The School of Marine Science and Technology is the UK's first marine school which provides a single base for all education, innovation and research related to the sea.

Annually more than 300 students, from more than 40 countries, register for accredited degrees in Marine Biology and four Marine Technology related streams. Teaching in the School is informed by internationally recognised and industrially relevant research and supported by specialised facilities.

In an environmentally conscious era sustainable use of the seas, conservation of sea life and the management of the marine environment and coastlines is critical. The Marine Biology degree focuses on these current concerns and also ensures that all graduates are experienced ecologists using the Dove Marine Laboratory for coastal studies and R.V. Bernicia for work offshore.

Marine Technologists at Newcastle recognise that the use of the sea and waterways for energy resources, transport and leisure is growing rapidly and lead the development of new solutions for sustainable marine industries. Research activities underpin teaching on all undergraduate degree courses - marine engineering, naval architecture, offshore engineering and small craft technology.

Postgraduate courses in the School, either taught or by research, span a wide range of activities but association with identified research groups mean that students enjoy the close contact with staff and fellow students to provide a friendly and flourishing research culture.

South Tyneside College

South Tyneside College has a worldwide reputation for the quality of its marine training. This was recognised by the UK Government, who awarded us ‘National Centre of Vocational Excellence' status for our Marine Engineering and Nautical Science provision.

Our first-rate teaching staff offer a very wide range of knowledge, skills and experience. Most have worked in the Merchant Navy and combine their industry expertise with up-to-date teaching methods.

Our courses cover the whole spectrum of marine education including navigation, operations, mechanical and electrical engineering, communications and catering. We provide training for cadets and trainees through to senior officer certification and degrees.
We also offer a diverse range of short courses for the marine, offshore and leisure markets. These include Royal Yachting Association courses and OPITO approved Offshore Survival training.

Newcastle College

At Newcastle College we are proud to offer an ever increasing range of undergraduate, school leaver, vocational and part-time courses. Teaching and student support at the college are second to none and we have a fantastic variety of state-of-the-art facilities including the Lifestyle Academy with modern gym, luxurious spa, beauty salon and Chefs' Academy restaurant; A state-of-the-art £21 million Performance Academy for music and performing arts; A new £8.6 million city centre resource for employers and employees to train - opening September 2007; and the brand new re-development of Grade II listed Rye Hill House, representing a new gateway to the college's facilities, to mention just a few.

Engineering courses at Newcastle College cover a wider range of disciplines, which lead to careers in manufacturing, mechatronics, electrical and electronic engineering, and mechanical engineering.

A balanced combination of engineering theory and practical hands-on experience ensures that on completion of your course you leave with the correct balance of theory and practical experience. Once you have completed your studies with us, our excellent links with local employers and universities will give you the best chance of securing employment within your chosen industry.

Maersk Training Centre

Of the five departments at Maersk Training Centre, three offer specialist training programmes in the worlds of shipping, terminals and in the exploration and extraction of natural resources, and two cross all boundaries to make working conditions safer and more secure as well as improving professional and personal skills.

For those aiming for professional advancement or personal improvement choosing the right course is important. Here we hope you will find guidance towards making the correct decision.

If Svendborg is the 'home port' of Maersk, then there is no place outside of Denmark with a stronger connection to the early days of the Group than Newcastle upon Tyne.

It was on Tyneside that P.M. Møller sought his first job as a steamship master and here too is where his son Arnold Peter was sent to learn the ship-broking business. It was therefore a historic tying of knots when the second MTC Branch opened in Newcastle's Quayside in 2007.

The Newcastle branch is the focal point for Maersk's UK crews and conducts Maritime and People Skills courses.

North of England P&I Association

North of England P&I Club is one of the world's leading marine liability mutuals. Founded in 1886, we now provide protection and indemnity insurance to more than 3,600 merchant ships worldwide with a total entered tonnage of 90 million GT.

Our fleet is owned or chartered by our 360 high quality members, who range from small specialist cargo carriers to large tanker owners.

The Club is governed by an international board of member directors. We are managed by a highly experienced team of 182 staff and supported by an international network of correspondents.

Based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in northern England, we also have liaison offices in Piraeus, Hong Kong and Singapore.


Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. is a market leader in global energy transportation services. The Company owns and operates an International Flag and U.S. Flag fleet of 156 vessels (112 operating vessels and 44 under construction aggregating 15.4 million deadweight tons) that transport crude oil, petroleum products and dry bulk commodities throughout the world. OSG is:

  • The second largest publicly traded oil tanker company in the world, measured by number of vessels;
  • The only major tanker company with a significant U.S. Flag and International Flag fleet.

Major oil and gas companies, refiners and traders have confidence in OSG's ability to provide safe, reliable transportation services. The Company's modern and well-maintained fleet and in-house technical and commercial management teams make OSG a preferred carrier for customers that place an increasing emphasis on safety and protection of the environment when transporting their cargoes.

OSG's shoreside and ship-based staffs provide customized logistics and around-the-clock access to chartering, operations and technical services. On-time efficient delivery of cargoes is ensured through strict adherence to the charterer's voyage instructions and the close supervision of loading and discharge operations, resulting in OSG's outstanding customer service record.

OSG has been successful through multiple shipping cycles since its founding in 1948. This success is the result of management's vision, breadth and experience, an emphasis on quality and the safety of the environment, the size and diversity of its fleet, the Company's disciplined financial and investment philosophy and the skills and commitment of its professional staff and crews.

OSG has offices in Athens, Houston, London, Manila, Montreal, Newcastle, New York, Philadelphia, Singapore and Tampa with nearly 4,000 total employees.

Port of Tyne

The Port of Tyne Authority is a trust port, which is an independent statutory body governed by its own unique local legislation and controlled by an independent board. There are no shareholders or owners. Any surplus is ploughed back into the Port for the benefit of the stakeholders of the trust. The stakeholders are all those using the port, employees and all those individuals, organisations and groups having an interest in the operation of the Port.

The Port primarily improves, maintains and manages the Port on the River Tyne, which flows through the heart of the North East of England. The head office is based at Maritime House, South Shields, near the mouth of the Tyne.

The Port and the River Tyne are an integral part of the North East Region. Over 425 people are currently employed, but the Port is an economic generator for many thousands of jobs.

The people of the North East, particularly those communities along the banks of the Tyne, feel very strongly about the river and as guardians of this asset we aim to ensure, to the best of our ability, that it prospers.

Babcock Design and Technology

As one of the UK's largest specialist teams, Babcock Design & Technology (BD&T) provides leading edge design, engineering and technical support services to the defence, transport, oil and gas, marine and utilities sectors.

With nearly 200 specialist engineers and naval architects, located at Rosyth and our Weymouth headquarters, we use a combination of specialist 3D mapping and modeling, together with sophisticated data management tools and techniques, to deliver high quality engineering solutions. These enable integrated logistics support and facilitate installation and modification project management, design support, computer-based training, safety management and the provision and maintenance of technical information.

BD&T delivers a comprehensive range of services, which can be applied individually or as a package to ensure effective ‘through life' solutions for each project, including:

  • Project Management
  • Data Management
  • Data Acquisition
  • Safety and Environmental Management
  • Computer Based Training
  • Integrated Logistic Support (ILS)
  • Design Development
  • Engineering Support

Marine Design Centre

The Marine Design Centre is a world centre of excellence. It allows partner organisations to find new markets, grow market share and gain competitive advantage. It offers:

  • a Common User Facility that allows partners to collaborate on-site on exciting and challenging projects
  • specialist training, seminars and networking opportunities dedicated totally to the needs of the marine design sector
  • market intelligence on new contracts and opportunities anywhere in the world
  • access to some of the world's most sophisticated software packages designed specifically for the marine design sector
  • an open-door policy to universities and colleges allowing them to work hand in hand with the business sector, including the potential for student work placements and graduate employment
  • links with other trade bodies and specialist organisations which are associated with the marine design sector

The Marine Design Centre reflects the new confidence, dynamism and entrepreneurial spirit that exists in the North East of England and which is now stretching out to the rest of the world.

Tyne Metropolitan College

The Academy Campus houses a specialist sixth form academy, offering a wide choice of academic and vocational AS and A Levels, as well as the International Baccalaureate. The campus also accommodates:

  • adult students preparing for university on the Higher Education Foundation Course
  • some Sports Science and Art, Performance and Media courses
  • the College's support unit for students with Asperger's syndrome
  • post-16 students from Beacon Hill School

The Coast Road Site Campus accommodates a wide range of specialist courses for school leavers and adult students, as well as facilities such as the Flex Fitness suite, the College Restaurant and salons for hairdressing, beauty and holistic therapies. There is a dedicated centre for higher education.

Mechatronics is the exciting fusion of mechanical, electrical, electronic and software engineering. TyneMet College gained CoVE status for its mechatronics provision in July 2004 and the CoVE centre was opened by the Right Hon Stephen Byers MP with assistance from a robot created by students from the college.

Since then we've gone on to provide cutting-edge courses for both the student population and businesses wishing to use our state-of-the-art facilities.