Wednesday 25th October 2017
We are pleased to announce that, at long last, we have secured acceptance for our workboat crewmember apprenticeship in the new ‘Trailblazer’ format. This format attracts a higher level of government funding and will enable you to receive additional funding to train new crews for our industry in the future.
Our hard-working Training and Trailblazer group will now get down to work to design and secure approval for the final End Point Assessment process for this apprenticeship, which also needs to be approved by the Institute for Apprenticeships, before the first course can be enrolled.
However, all being well, we should see the first of these courses take place in Q2 2018. Further details and a full launch of the scheme will be announced in due course. For further information in the meantime, please contact the Secretary.
We have received a Safety Alert from the Marine Safety Forum relating to an incident in which a crewmember was inadvertently hoisted by a crane on deck.
The Merchant Navy Training Board’s (MNTB) Careers at Sea campaign is looking for support from vessel operators for its “Tidal Tuesday” initiative, taking place across the country during National Careers Week (5th – 10th March).
In the return of our regular member profile feature, Richard Brooks, General Manager at Williams Shipping Marine, discusses the company's legacy, future commercial opportunities, and the challenges of bringing on board new personnel.