Clyde Marine Training and City of Glasgow College students, Dean Harron and Kieran Bain, have been presented with the prestigious Northern Lighthouse Board Prize for Engineering and Deck Cadet of the Year, respectively, in recognition of their achievements throughout their time at college.

Kieran, who graduated with an HNC in Nautical Science, said: “I am honoured to receive this award and am earnestly grateful for the recognition of my hard work and determination.

“Thank you to my family and friends, of old and new, for all your support. I look forward to this brand new chapter in my life.”

Dean, who graduated with an HND in Marine Electro-Technology, also provided his own thoughts on his award: “It was a great surprise to find out I had been awarded the Northern Lighthouse Board Prize for Engineering Cadet of the Year. I am incredibly thankful for being chosen to receive this award.

“The cadetship has been a challenging but very rewarding three years which I have enjoyed thoroughly. I have learned so much, in both the classroom and during my sea phases.”

“As an older cadet changing careers, I challenged myself to achieve as much as I possibly could during the cadetship. I could not have done so without the support of City of Glasgow College and Clyde Marine Training, as well as Subsea 7 for supplying me with quality sea time on some of the most advanced vessels in the world.”

Paul Little, principal and chief executive of City of Glasgow College, said: “The prizes awarded at graduation rightly recognise individuals who excel in their studies and who stand out as exemplary classmates and students.

“Well-deserved congratulations go to both Kieran and Dean who have achieved great success during their time at our college.”

Kenneth Fullerton, Clyde Marine Training Operations Manager also offered his congratulations: “Kieran and Dean both richly deserve this recognition of their efforts whilst training to become Merchant Navy Officers.

“Like all students during these last 18-months, they have had to demonstrate resilience to adapt to the changing learning environment, but they have shown themselves to be remarkable students, and we expect they will continue to show these attributes as they begin their careers at sea.”