Thursday 21st December 2017
Following on from the Members Survey earlier this year, we have been working on refining the ways in which we communicate with our members – and updating our newsletter has been a key element of this. To ensure that we’re providing a service that best meets your needs and interests, we’d like to give you the opportunity to provide your feedback.
The Members Survey identified more regular communications as a key aspect that would improve the membership experience. It also revealed that our members were looking for both industry updates and market commentary.
As you may have seen, the new monthly ‘NWA News’ format combines important industry and association updates with a ‘Member Profile’ feature – open to all – that provides an opportunity for members to introduce themselves to the wider membership and comment on key market issues.
We have created a short survey on the NWA newsletter and would very much appreciate it if you could spare a couple of minutes to let us know what you think.
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: