Berthon hosted the latest apprenticeship Trailblazer meeting on Tuesday 10th March coinciding with National apprenticeship week. The marine industry is one of 37 sectors chosen as a Phase 3 Trailblazer, alongside others such as maritime defence, emergency services and port operations & supply chain. The industry’s relationship manager is Jennifer Coupland, Deputy Director & Head of Apprenticeships Unit BIS & DfE, confirming the importance of the sector. Berthon Boat Company Ltd are chairing the group of employers which include Sunseeker, Green Marine, RNLI and Princess Yachts creating the new apprenticeship standard and assessment plan for boatbuilding.
Keith Longman, Yard Manager at Berthon 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 behaviors that we require now and in the future.”
Sarah Dhanda, Senior Federation Director at British Marine, said: “By developing the apprentice scheme further we are ensuring the quality of the industry’s training programme. We will be preserving much needed skills and ensuring the sector is well placed for the future, whilst crucially maintaining a strong profile both in government and within young people.”
The changes will build on the existing strengths of current schemes, but the reformed apprenticeships will meet the needs of the future economy in years to come, ensure apprenticeships are more rigorous and responsive to the needs of employers and ensure they are viewed with the same esteem as University.
Keith Longman – Yard Manager
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