Maritime SuperSkills Project

Event to celebrate the successful completion of the project



Maritime SuperSkills Project – Celebration event

Thursday 13th June 2019 saw our celebration and information event being held at the Maritime Museum, Royal Albert Dock.   The event was well attended, with guests from local and national maritime organisations as well as project partners and supporters.

This project was part funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and aimed to support employer-led apprenticeship Trailblazer groups to develop new degree apprenticeship standards in the maritime sector.

The event recognised the successful completion of the project.  An update was given by Diane Fitch, the Project Manager who confirmed the successful development and approval of three, degree apprenticeship standards for the sector - Marine Technical Superintendent, Marine Surveyor and Harbour Master, along with an expression of interest submission for Naval Architect.  All ESF outputs relating to increasing awareness of apprenticeships with maritime SMEs in the Liverpool City Region have also been met.

Iain McKinnon, chair of the project steering group commented:-

“There’s a lot of work involved in designing a new apprenticeship, and employers have found it absolutely invaluable to have the support of the Maritime SuperSkills team. They’ve brought great energy and first-class project management skills, and also access to the expertise of the University, and others beyond it. The project’s been a great success”

The event was concluded with a talk from Ian Murphy, Deputy Director, Maritime History at Merseyside Maritime Maritime Museum and a tour of the Titanic Exhibition.

Picture shows Maritime SuperSkills Project Team – Diane Fitch, Lynette McLean & Liz Gillies with Ian Jenkinson, Iain McKinnon – Secretary Maritime Skills Alliance and Helen McCormack              


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