Each year at Southampton Boat Show, British Marine celebrates marine industry apprentices with an annual Apprenticeship Graduation Awards ceremony.
Industry apprenticeship supporters such as Ben Ainslie & Annie Lush of Team SCA have awarded the apprentices with their certificates highlighting the success of these new employees and to show how important they are to the marine industry.
The event receives a selection of graduating apprentices from all areas of the industry, in roles varying from marine engineers’ to riggers and carpenters and marketing and sales; recognising the diversity of accessible skills and careers in the sector.
Over the years, some of the biggest names in the marine sector have run successful schemes in a bid to develop their future workforce.
British Marine has been working with companies to support marine apprentices for a number of years to ensure that the industry, bringing £2.9 billion worth of turnover to the UK economy, continues to thrive.
Most recently, British Marine has been supporting employer groups (Trailblazers) that have ben developing the new Marine Apprenticeship Standards (boatbuilding, marine engineering, and marina and boatyard operative). Other marine Apprenticeship Standards will be developed in due course.