Inaugural Assistant Harbour Master apprentice appointed at Falmouth Harbour Commissioners

Falmouth Harbour Commissioners (FHC) has recruited an apprentice Assistant Harbour Master as part of a programme to develop specialist skills through hands on learning within the marine sector in Cornwall.

Environmental Science graduate, Tim Jones, has extensive experience in a wide range of marine activities including sailing and diving – his previous post was as first mate and relief captain on a large sailing yacht.

Harbour Master, Mark Sansom, says: “We are delighted to have recruited Tim into our organisation. The apprenticeship gives us the opportunity to provide a combination of practical and theoretical training which will leave him well equipped to pursue a career in the Ports Industry. This post will add to our operational resilience and provide a route for succession in a specialised area.”

Tim Jones adds: “I was really pleased to be offered this opportunity with FHC. It has given me the chance to base myself in an area that I love as well as undertaking a diverse programme of training. I have been made to feel very welcome.”

Dave Martin, Apprenticeship Assessor at Cornwall Marine Network, says: “We are excited to be working with Falmouth Harbour Commissioners to design and co-deliver a bespoke leadership and management programme focusing on the maritime core themes required to become a Harbour Master of the future, and look forward to supporting Tim in the process.”

Jointly overseen by FHC and Cornwall Marine Network, the 18-month apprenticeship includes both on and off the job training, and successful completion will result in authorisation as Assistant Harbour Master.

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