BMF - British Marine Federation

07/11/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 07/11/2019 08:03

New: Apprenticeship Standard for Marine Surveyor now available, plus Naval Architect degree apprenticeship consultation

Published on: 11 July 2019

As part of the apprenticeship reforms, the Apprenticeship Standard for Marine Surveyor is now fully approved and published. This level six apprenticeship teaches the apprentice how to inspect vessels, their structure, machinery, equipment and systems, to ensure compliance with established and known standards and regulations and rules for construction, stability, outfitting, equipping, safety and operation.

The standard is professionally recognised by The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST), for further information about the Apprenticeship Standard, click here.

Further to this, a Trailblazer Group of employers, including BAE Systems, Babcock and Cammell Laird are currently exploring the development of a degree apprenticeship for Naval Architect and have opened a consultation for other interested employers to share their feedback.

To be part of the consultation, please express your interest to Di Fitch, Maritime SuperSkills Project Manager at The Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education (IFA&TE) on [email protected] no later than 1 August 2019.

Blue Davies, Head of Training at British Marine commented: 'This Marine Surveyor Apprenticeship Standards is a fantastic opportunity for the marine sector to gain the skills and recognition in specialised areas and to enable a further variety of career progression.'

British Marine members seeking advice on apprenticeships can contact the Training team on [email protected].