Located in Falmouth, home to one of the largest natural harbours in the world, this programme provides a career route to those learners considering employment within the marine engineering, marine construction and marine design industries. The marine school has excellent links to local marine companies including A&P Ship repair and dry dock facility, Pendennis Super Yachts and the busy merchant shipping port of Falmouth.
The newly constructed and equipped campus provides an almost unprecedented level of access to those marine industries based within the South West peninsula. We have a modern and well equipped marine engineering workshop, a well-equipped marine construction facility and a composite workshop with access to the latest resin transfusion technologies. The new marine engineering workshop has been developed in consultation with local marine engineering companies with much support from Mylor Yacht Harbour’s Marine Team and Vetus, an internationally operating developer, manufacturer and trading company supplying marine engines, generators and technical equipment for recreational craft and small commercial vessels.
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Programme Manager Marine Engineering
Ben trained as a dockyard marine engineer before becoming a hydraulics service engineer with 10 years’ experience within the engineering industry. Ben has worked on a wide variety of marine vessels from military and commercial ships to superyachts and prototypes, as both a marine engineer and hydraulics specialist. Ben is a former student of Falmouth Marine School on the Light Marine Engineering Diploma Level 3 course and is now the programme manager.
“It’s great to have once been a student here. As a member of staff, I work alongside a great team to offer learners the skills necessary to carry them forward in their careers.”
Marine Engineer Cockwells
George has a marine background and grew up on the Isles of Scilly. He bought his first boat at the age of 13 and has been working on them ever since.
“I first found out about Falmouth Marine School and the marine engineering course at my school’s careers fair and I knew it would be perfect for me. I really like the facilities and the fact that I can bring in my own projects and get expert help from the tutors. At the College’s Industry Day I got offered a job at Cockwells and will start there after my course.”