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About Clyde Marine Training

Clyde Marine Training Ltd is part of The Clyde Group based in Glasgow, Scotland, providing the highest level of services to both the marine and corporate sectors. We offer two distinct services:


Founded in 1986, Clyde Marine Training has grown to be the largest maritime training provider in the UK recruiting approximately 50% of the annual Trainee Officer intake for the British Merchant Navy.

We currently have contracts with a host of major shipping companies to interview and select motivated young people on their behalf, overseeing their progress during training to become Merchant Navy trainees.  

At any one time we have approximately 1,000 trainees within the system, undergoing training in colleges and universities throughout the UK - Shetland, Glasgow, South Tyneside, Fleetwood, Liverpool, Plymouth and Southampton. 

Our Trainees are managed through their training by a dedicated team of over 20 Clyde Marine Training staff who are based in both our head office in Glasgow and Southampton.

Our continuous aim is to be the foremost provider of quality services to the Marine sector and we are proud of our ISO 9001 – 2015 Bureau Veritas Certification which reflects these efforts.

To find out more about a career in the Merchant Navy click here


Clyde Marine Training is proud to offer a range of short courses designed to equip personnel at all levels within Marine and general business sectors, with the skills required to carry out essential workplace tasks.

You can download our full brochure here.

Marine Short Courses

Facilitating and delivering tailored short courses across the following areas:

  • Basic Training
  • First Aid
  • Fire Fighting
  • Security
  • Passenger Safety

Clyde Marine Training works to standards laid down by the International Maritime Organisation in the STCW1978 amended code and is approved by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency

For full details of Marine courses click here

Safety Short Courses

Providing a range of Health & Safety Executive approved and recommended courses that are essential for many businesses at affordable prices:

  • First Aid at Work
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Manual Handling

These courses can be delivered in-house, through offices in Glasgow and Southampton or at various locations. All of our instructors are certified trainers and work to the outlined guidelines and standards.

For full details of Safety courses click here

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“For nearly 30 years Clyde Marine Training has been the first choice for those looking to pursue a career in shipping as an Officer in the Merchant Navy, and we have grown to become the UKs largest Maritime Training Company.

“At any one time we manage approximately 1000 Trainees on behalf of over 50 Shipping companies across the globe. These include some of the largest and best known in their sector covering a wide range of ships such as tankers, cruise liners, bulk carriers, container ships and ferries.

In fact more than half of all Merchant Navy Officer Trainees in the UK are managed by Clyde Marine from our 2 offices in Glasgow and Southampton – something we are immensely proud of.

“We manage the entire process of Officer training – from initial recruitment through to the completion of your exams – working with internationally recognised nautical colleges throughout the UK who assist us in ensuring you get one of the world’s best Maritime qualifications.

“And what’s more, unlike a normal university or college place, each Trainee is sponsored throughout the duration of the course, with training costs being met by sponsoring companies in addition to a weekly subsistence payment.

“Clyde Marine Training is a multi-award winning business, recognised by a wide variety of industry bodies and awards programmes. With nearly half of our staff having a seafaring background you can be assured of the quality, knowledge and experience of Clyde Marine Training

“Please take a look through our website and see how you can take the first steps to becoming a Merchant Navy Officer”

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