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British Marine seeks feedback on the new Marine Electrician apprenticeship

Published on: 23 May 2019


As part of the apprenticeship reforms, British Marine has opened a consultation on the new Marine Electrician apprenticeship standard.

The new structure of apprenticeship standards now focuses on knowledge, skills and behaviour requirements relating to specific job roles (demonstrated in the workplace and lead by the employer). As part of the reform the traditional qualifications, such as National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs), Business and Technology Education Council (BTECs) qualifications and technical certificate, have been removed from the new apprenticeship standards.

However, due to the technical nature of some career paths (such as engineering and electrical), the working group that develops new apprenticeship standards can make the case for including these qualifications as a mandatory requirement of the apprenticeship training.

As part of the development process for the Marine Electrician apprenticeship standard, British Marine is required to provide evidence of why it believes an electrical qualification is necessary as part of the new apprenticeship standard as well as providing relevant job descriptions. As part of the consultation, British Marine will gather comments and opinions from members, colleagues and partners in the industry that currently employ, have a relevant connection or interest in marine electricians.

To contribute to the consultation, please click here. The survey takes around five minutes to complete.

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