The British Marine Federation, who are partnering The Worshipful Company of Shipwrights in promoting the Shipwrights’ Apprenticeship Scheme held an award ceremony on 16 September 2014 at the PSP Southampton Boat Show. Sir Ben Ainslie presented certificates to graduating apprentices of BMF members and gave an inspirational speech in a packed room full of proud family, apprentices, industry representatives and press. Fiona Pankhurst, President of the BMF mentioned the joint initiative in her welcome speech and introduced 5th Warden Tony Vlasto to the audience. Recently appointed Shipwrights’ staff member, Paul Harris, the administrator of the Scheme, was also in attendance and is following up interest from small and medium enterprises, involved in maritime industry, who are looking to take advantage of the Scheme (please click on the link below for more information about the scheme).
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