Tuesday 8th August 2017
This month, the NWA launched its LinkedIn profile, with the creation of both a public NWA LinkedIn Page and a members-only NWA LinkedIn Group.
This presence on LinkedIn will create two new channels of communication for our members.
The NWA LinkedIn Page will be publicly available, and used to share updates on the NWA’s activity to members and the wider industry.
Follow our LinkedIn page here: https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/11207786/
The LinkedIn Group, exclusively for NWA members, has been established as a forum for sharing views on current issues and events, and conversation about topics relevant to the maritime industry in the UK and worldwide. The NWA encourages its members to treat this group as an environment for open discussion of industry concerns and challenges.
The NWA will continue to evolve its social media profile over time, therefore we encourage our members to provide us feedback on how we use this platform, and help us further improve the membership experience.
Mark Ranson will be sending all members who are using LinkedIn an invitation to join the NWA LinkedIn Group in the coming days. To ensure access to the group, please check your emails, including your Junk inbox, and respond to this invitation.
We are delighted to report that the final piece of the Apprenticeship 'jigsaw' is now in place – with the Workboat Crewmember Standard and end-point assessment already published, the Institute for Apprenticeships (IfA) has now recommended a funding band of £20,000 per Apprentice.
It was great to see so many of you at Seawork and to catch up – both around the event and at the NWA Seawork dinner. Please find below a quick round-up of highlights from the event.
Following comments from the industry about the lack of clarity on the application of MGN 490 (M) & 491(M) on the MLC substantial equivalence for crew accommodation below the waterline on workboats up to 500GT, the MCA has reviewed the two notices and rearranged the material in three notices as follows: