Education

The Shipwrights plays a significant role in promoting the education of young people.

Shipwrights' Apprenticeship Scheme

The Scheme encourages small businesses in the marine sector to train apprentices and harks back to the founding principles of the Shipwrights Company. 

Find news and updates on the scheme below:

Six MD’s and CEO’s of Major Marine Organisations to speak at the 2019 Lectures

Added on: July 9th, 2019
The programme for this year’s Lectures at the Nuffield Theatre, University of Southampton Campus on ...
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News from MSSC

Added on: June 27th, 2019
John Morris, Trust Officer, at MSSC has written with a breakdown of how the ...
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News from Stirling and Son, beneficiaries of a Shipwrights’ Billmeir Award

Added on: May 2nd, 2019
The following good news story from Stirling and Son in Devonport, Plymouth, a previous ...
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Find out how the Scheme is helping marine industry companies:

                       

Shipwrights Apprenticeship Scheme

The Scheme encourages small businesses in the marine sector to train apprentices and harks back to the founding principles of the Shipwrights Company.

  • Are you a modern, progressive SME marine business?
  • Do you want your company to flourish and prosper?
  • Is your ambition to build a business that is sustainable and ‘future proofed’?
  • Yes? Then marine apprenticeships are ideal for you!

An apprentice can bring new ideas, new ways of working, and with their enthusiasm and spirit can energise and reinvigorate an organisation from top to bottom…

What marine apprenticeships are available?

New apprenticeship standards have been developed in Marine Engineering, Boatbuilding and Boatyard Operative. Fresh standards in Marine Electrician are also under development. These new standards are all set at level 3 which is equivalent to two ‘A’ levels. This means a marine apprenticeship programme is now more demanding and challenging than ever before, attracting talented young people who are ready to meet the demands of a modern marine business like yours. Standards are also reviewed regularly to ensure they are still relevant to the fast changing needs of the sector.

What are apprenticeship standards?

Standards are designed and written by a group of representative employers and not solely by academics. They outline the knowledge, skills and behaviours that a role requires. Because they are designed by employers from the sector, they are relevant, contemporary, and designed to be ‘fit for purpose’ for your business. Under these new standards, the apprentice is now independently assessed at the end of their training. Therefore, their final grade is awarded in an impartial and objective way – just as with all other qualifications. Standards are also reviewed regularly to ensure they are still relevant to the fast changing needs of the sector

The Shipwrights Bursary Scheme and how it can help…

Established in 2014, with support from the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, the Shipwrights company have been offering grants to approximately 20 employers a year to financially support an apprentice in their first year. The initial year is often the most financially difficult for an employer when recruiting a new apprentice - and at the Shipwrights we understand the pressures on an SME business

What other help is available?

Your dedicated scheme manager will:

  • Help you with the ‘end to end’ application process
  • Refer you to a training provider that can meet your needs
  • Advise on managing an apprenticeship programme from recruitment to graduation
  • Provide information, advice and guidance on apprenticeship standards
  • Signpost you to further training opportunities through our partners at British Marine….and so much more!
  • Interested in applying or just finding our more....
  • Then contact our dedicated bursary scheme manager at: sascheme@shipwrights.co.uk
  • Or call on the SA Scheme Administrator on 020 7606 2376 or 07535 365101

The Lloyd's Register Foundation's strategy for 2014-2020 focuses funding on four strategic themes: promoting safety and public understanding of risk; advancing skills and education; supporting excellent scientific research; and accelerating the application of research. The Shipwright's Apprenticeship Scheme satisfies the second of these strategic themes; advancing skills and education. For more information on the LR Foundation and the projects they fund visit their website http://lrfoundation.org.uk/about-us/

 

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Lloyd's Register Foundation:

The Lloyd's Register Foundation's strategy for 2014-2020 focuses funding on four strategic themes: promoting safety and public understanding of risk; advancing skills and education; supporting excellent scientific research; and accelerating the application of research. The Shipwright's Apprenticeship Scheme satisfies the second of these strategic themes; advancing skills and education. For more information on the LR Foundation and the projects they fund visit their website http://lrfoundation.org.uk/about-us/

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