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Marine Society launches new “green skills” bursary

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Marine Society has announced the launch of their latest bursary scheme – the Marine Society Green Skills Bursary.

The bursary is aimed at seafarers who are looking to obtain qualifications that will equip them to work in the offshore and renewable sector.

Marine Society believes that supporting skills transition training in this priority sector is vital as a growing number of seafarers are retraining to work in roles to support offshore wind farms.

“The offshore energy transition is a topic that has caused much concern over the last decade,” said the CEO of the Workboat Association, Kerrie Foster. “The flourishing rise of the Offshore Renewable Energy sector requires a huge investment and transition in skills.”

“The Marine Society’s Green Skills bursary is a fantastic opportunity for individuals to unlock their skills, helping to open up new career opportunities and enabling the transition workforce to play their role in this vital energy evolution.”

Applicants can claim up to £750 towards training or qualifications for one of the Charity’s approved courses, which are regulated by the Global Wind Organisation (GWO) and the Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organisation (OPITO).

The bursary has already received generous funding support from Trinity House. Maritime organisations who want to get involved should get in touch with Marine Society.

To find out more about the Marine Society Green Skills Bursary Fund and how to apply, please visit Green Skills Bursaryor email crockson@ms-sc.org

For all enquiries, please contact Carla Rockson, Head of Seafarer Learning and Welfare at crockson@ms-sc.org  or call 020 7654 7029

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