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British Marine says “Apprenticeships are working for the marine industry”

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National Apprenticeship Week (5 – 9 March) is bringing together employers and apprentices from across England to celebrate the success of apprenticeships whilst encouraging even more people to choose them as a pathway to a great career. British Marine is championing apprenticeships and their worth to the UK’s £3.1bn marine sector.

British Marine, the membership organisation leading the UK’s marine industry, is working with Maritime UK, the single promotional body for the UK’s £40bn maritime industry, to showcase how apprenticeships have benefitted companies operating across the breadth of the marine sector.

The theme for this year’s National Apprenticeship Week (#NAW2018) is ‘Apprenticeships Work’. Its aim is to promote how apprenticeships work for individuals, for employers, for the community and for the wider economy. British Marine member companies have been telling their stories, providing the perspective from both that of the apprentice as well as the employer.

British Marine’s Training Manager, Blue Davies commented: “Apprenticeships are growing across the marine industry and as highlighted in the case studies, more and more of our member companies are benefitting from taking on apprentices. British Marine is working hard to help marine companies develop new Trailblazer apprenticeships that will ensure the industry maintains and grows its skills levels now and in the future.”

Read the full stories on the Maritime UK website:

The Apprentices

Mac Bierowiec, a marine engineering apprentice at Seadub Ltd in Southampton, a precision engineer company which serves the superyacht and marine industry –https://www.maritimeuk.org/media-centre/blog-posts/meet-apprentice-mac-bierowiec-seadub-ltd/

Zoe Stock, a qualified marine engineer at luxury motor yacht manufacturer, Princess Yachts in Plymouth – https://www.maritimeuk.org/media-centre/blog-posts/feats-engineering/


Brian May, MD at Berthon Boat Company in Lymington and a leading advocate for apprenticeships – https://www.maritimeuk.org/media-centre/blog-posts/meet-apprenticeship-advocate-brian-may-berthon/

British Marine is also helping make apprenticeships work for the industry by supporting employer groups to develop the Government’s new Trailblazer apprenticeships. British Marine has supported the successful delivery of new apprenticeship standards, with the appropriate funding package, in boatbuilding, marine engineering and marina & boatyard operative, and work is underway on the development of marine electrician and boatmaster standards.

British Marine provides a range of services and guides to help member companies take on their first apprentice or grow their apprenticeship numbers. More information is available at https://www.britishmarine.co.uk/Careers/Marine-Apprenticeships/Other-Apprenticeship-Links

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