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University of the Highlands and Islands to deliver Modern Apprenticeship in Boat Building and Repair

Published on: 08 August 2019


Following the launch of the Modern Apprenticeship in Boat Building and Repair, the University of the Highlands and Islands is now promoting the Modern Apprenticeship as part of its offering from the college.

Argyll College’s Head of Curriculum, Don Mitchell, has been involved in development of the Modern Apprenticeship, in partnership with British Marine, Semta, City of Glasgow College, Scottish Boat Building School and employers. Don Mitchell commented: “It’s important for employers within the sector to give their input to ensure the qualification fits the needs of Scotland’s Boat Builders. We are now looking forward to accepting the first group of apprentices in August. It’s important that interested employers get in touch as soon as possible to register interest.”

Scheme Manager, Andy Levene, added: “The Worshipful Company of Shipwrights supports SME size marine businesses with information, advice and guidance on all aspects of apprenticeships. In addition, and with the support of the Lloyds Register Foundation, we can award a select number of qualifying companies a bursary to assist them with the cost of employing an apprentice during the first year. We were delighted to award an apprenticeship grant to the Scottish Maritime Museum to support Edel McCarthy - Scotland’s first ever Modern Apprentice in Boatbuilding.”

For further information, please contact Andy Levene on or call 07535 365101

Further information on the apprenticeship can be found here.

British Marine members seeking advice on apprenticeships can contact the British Marine Training team on