UK marine industry to trailblaze apprenticeships through BMF
As part of a government scheme to promote more apprenticeships that lead to real jobs, the marine industry has been announced as a ‘Trailblazer’. Within this scheme, a new boatbuilding apprenticeship will be developed by employers working together to design standards in their occupations and sectors.
Co-ordinated by the British Marine Federation, the employer group for the marine industry will be lead by Berthon Boat Company and includes BMF members such as Princess Yachts, Pioneer Sailing Trust and Green Marine.
Keith Longman of Berthon who is the lead employer for this Trailblazer said “Our Trailblazer group are excited at the opportunity to influence the training delivery of our apprentices like we have never had before. The government’s strategy that apprenticeship training should be employer led is welcomed by us and we will embrace the challenge to build a standard that will deliver the competence and behaviours that we require now and in the future."
Skills Minister Nick Boles enthused “I congratulate the marine industry for the key role they are playing in developing new top-quality apprenticeships. Through the trailblazers initiative boatbuilding companies will collaborate with their industry partners, giving people the skills they need to thrive and providing what our businesses need to compete.”
By developing marine apprenticeships further the industry is ensuring the continued quality of its training programme.
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