The Government has decided to revise apprenticeship schemes and establish a range of “trailblazer” apprenticeships from 2016. The maritime sector was accepted into the second round of bidding and an employer-led group, comprising of members of the UK Chamber of Shipping and the Merchant Navy Training Boar, is developing new programmes for deck, engine room and catering ratings.
The work has reached the consultation stage and there is the opportunity to offer views on the draft standards. The consultation can be accessed via the Maritime Trailblazer website. The closing date for contributions is Thursday 5 June 2014, after which a copy of the consultation report will be published.