National Maritime Development Group in partnership with Havering College of F & HE launches Maritime Traineeship in response to business need, sector growth and skills shortage

In response to maritime business need, sector growth and skills shortage within the Thames and Channel region, the NMDG Maritime Traineeship has been developed to attract capable people keen to pursue a seagoing or shore side career in maritime.
The NMDG Maritime Traineeship will help businesses within the region to maintain their capacity to grow, drive public and private sector investment, and also meet project skills and employment needs.
Training is work-based over a 12 week period and provides an excellent grounding in maritime, helping to address the lack of knowledge and experience that young people often have in the workplace, whilst meeting the expectations levels of employers.
Working in partnership with Havering College to deliver a regional programme, the NMDG has designed a high quality maritime traineeship, that can suit the needs of maritime businesses and any future job roles via their preferred method of working. Within the programme delivery, trainees will follow a pathway option suitable to the need of the employer and meeting the industries minimum technical requirements. For example, trainees could undertake work experience in marine engineering, port and terminal operations, business services, historic vessel restoration etc and achieve STCW and Working in Confined Space accreditation, if required.
The maritime traineeships will allow businesses to bring enthusiastic young people into their business from local communities, helping them to develop succession plans, through the development of loyal and talented workforces mentored by established staff members.
The NMDG Maritime Traineeship is free to employers and gives businesses a period of 3 months to determine a candidates suitability. Furthermore, if you are then aware that you will be employing the candidate, you could also be eligible for an Apprenticeship Grant for Employers of £1500, if the apprenticeship route is your preferred option.
If you can offer a guaranteed job interview, or have a job vacancy within your company and can provide a traineeship to an unemployed 16-24 year old, with workplace supervision for a 12 week period, then please contact us to find out more:
Siemens supports Traineeships wholeheartedly– this new programme is a very important stepping stone that enables young people to gain skills that allow them to enter Apprenticeships in Engineering or take up a job in the engineering supply chain” –Toby Peyton-Jones, HR Director Siemens plc and Cluster North West Europe

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