NMDG launches new maritime traineeship

3 December 2013

National Maritime Development Group in partnership with Havering College of F & HE and Jobs In Maritime, launches Maritime Traineeship in response to business need, sector growth and skills shortage


In response to maritime business need, sector growth and skills shortage within the Thames and Channel region, the NMDG Maritime Traineeship has been developed to attract capable people keen to pursue a seagoing or shore side career in maritime.


The Maritime Traineeship will help businesses within the region to maintain their capacity to grow, drive public and private sector investment, and also meet project skills and employment needs.


Training is work-based over a 12 week period and provides an excellent grounding in maritime, helping to address the lack of knowledge and experience that young people often have in the workplace, whilst meeting the expectations levels of employers.


Working in partnership with Havering College to deliver a regional programme, the NMDG has designed a high quality maritime traineeship, that can suit the needs of maritime businesses and any future job roles via their preferred method of working. Within the programme delivery, trainees will follow a pathway option suitable to the need of the employer and meeting the industries minimum technical requirements. For example, trainees may undertake work experience in marine engineering, port and terminal operations, business services, historic vessel restoration and achieve STCW and Working in Confined Space accreditation, if required by the employer.  


The maritime traineeships will allow businesses to bring enthusiastic young people into their business from local communities, helping them to develop succession plans, through the development of loyal and talented workforces mentored by established staff members.


The Maritime Traineeship is free to employers and gives businesses a period of 3 months to determine a candidates suitability. Furthermore, if you are then aware that you will be employing the candidate, you may also be eligible for an Apprenticeship Grant for Employers of £1500, if the apprenticeship route is your company’s preferred option.


If you can offer a guaranteed job interview, or have a job vacancy within your company and can provide a traineeship to an unemployed 16-24 year old, with workplace supervision for a 12 week period, then please contact us to find out more:


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