Tuesday 19th June 2018
We are pleased to confirm that the final assessment criteria for the revised Workboat Apprenticeship has now been agreed by the IfA and subsequently published on their website.
This comes following extensive work by the Training / Trailblazer work group and cooperation between the NWA and our contact at the Institute for Apprenticeships (IfA).
The details are now in place for Training Providers to start drawing up plans to run the apprenticeship later in the year.
We still await confirmation from the IfA regarding the level of funding they will award to our Apprenticeship. We submitted a revised bid in April – and we anticipate hearing back from the IfA later this month. Appreciating the importance of this information to our members – both those looking to hire trainee workers and the training providers themselves – we will pass on the final figure as soon as available.
Seawork Apprenticeships Showcase
Those of you interested in apprenticeships may wish to drop by the Conference Room at Seawork on the afternoon of Tuesday 3rdJuly, where the NWA will be taking part in a showcase of Marine Apprenticeships. This will consist of a series of short presentations, both on the Workboat Apprenticeships in England & Scotland, and on other related sector apprenticeships.
The National Workboat Association (NWA) is launching an ‘Understanding Fatigue’ campaign to combat crewmember fatigue on offshore energy support vessels (OESVs)
Following the success of our inaugural NWA / Offshore Wind Safety Forum in Lowestoft last year, we are holding the second combined Safety Forum on 6th September at the ERGO Centre on the Humber. Email Mark Ranson to secure your place.
In this month’s Member Profile, Chris King, Founder and Managing Director of King Marine, talks to us about the workboat training landscape, opportunities and challenges in the sector, and his longterm involvement with the NWA.