As part of the apprenticeship reforms, the Apprenticeship Standard for Marine Surveyor has now been 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). 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@example.com no later than 1 August 2019.
Blue Davies, Head of Training at British Marine comments: “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.”