MODAL Training and the TEC Partnership (formally the Grimsby Institute Group) are delighted to announce the launch of Humber Maritime College.
Developed over the past two years and launching in September 2019, the MNTB and MCA approved college will provide full cadet programmes for those aiming to enter the Merchant Navy as officers.
Initially starting with a cadetship for Engineering Officers, cadets will study a variety of qualifications over a three-year period, including the higher national certificate/diploma in marine engineering and required STCW qualifications.
An applied learning approach will use classroom, simulator and blended learning activities to immerse cadets in fostering and developing the skills they need to become successful officers in the Merchant Navy.
Specialist marine lectures will take place at Humber Maritime College, based within the MODAL Training centre in Immingham, while engineering workshops activity will be held at the Ofsted outstanding Grimsby Institute.
The cadetship is fully sponsored by employers, with all academic fees for their higher education qualification paid for and the cadets will also be earning a wage while they learn. Other benefits include a unique, challenging and rewarding career, which is well paid and offers opportunities for international travel, career progression and the chance to gain seafaring and life skills.
Hugh Callaway, Managing Director of Humber Maritime College, said: “We have a history in delivering maritime education and training through our former nautical college in Grimsby and are well positioned to offer our cadets a comprehensive training programme.
“Developed with maritime specialists we will be offering young people from this region and beyond an opportunity to develop a career in the Merchant Navy, a global industry with a long history and an exciting future. The opportunities for a rewarding career at sea are excellent.
“Our long-term aim is to be recognised as a leading maritime college which brings new ideas and innovation to the training of Merchant Navy Cadets and others working in the maritime industries.”
Gill Alton OBE, Chief Executive of the TEC Partnership said: “I am delighted with the development of the Humber Maritime College. The opportunities for young people to gain higher education qualifications in a specialist sector whilst being sponsored by shipping companies is an attractive proposition. The United Kingdom has an enviable history of providing the best maritime officers in the industry so I am very pleased we will play our part in this in the future.
“The Grimsby Institute previously taught nautical studies so it is good to be able to revive this curriculum and the opportunities it will bring to the area.”
Engineering officers are specialists in the operation of maritime vessels, making sure the technical equipment such as pumps, engines and propulsion systems on the ship are safe and working properly.
Humber Maritime College has a full range of marine simulators which will be integrated in to the cadetship, providing a way for cadets to experience and learn on marine engines and engineering systems during their onshore study phases.
This allows them to get a feel for the working environment and to practise a wide variety of scenarios, in preparation for a career at sea.
Humber Maritime College will be holding an open event on Wednesday 1st May from 5pm to 7pm at the MODAL Training Centre in Immingham. All are welcome and potential cadets, parents and carers will be able to view the facilities, meet the team as well meeting people from the maritime sector.