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Maritime SuperSkills

Developing apprenticeship standards for the maritime sector

Maritime is a national priority. 95% of UK imports and 75% of its exported goods are transported by sea, and the sector generates over £13bn for the UK economy.

The Liverpool City Region has one of the largest clusters of maritime businesses outside London, across four areas – shipping and ports; maritime services for a burgeoning renewable energy cluster; maritime engineering; and freight distribution and logistics – and it’s growing fast. It’s therefore no surprise that the maritime sector offers opportunities in diverse roles requiring a wide-range of skills.

Apprenticeships are a core element of Government skills policy, but the standards that govern apprenticeship delivery are not yet available at all levels and across all occupations. The Maritime SuperSkills project team is providing employers with the dedicated resources needed to map and develop apprenticeship standards for the marine and maritime sector. Driven by regional need, the project outcomes have national relevance. The result is a skills progression pipeline for career progression within this growing sector, from school age upwards.

Please note
This project ended on 31 July 2019.

Please see the independent project evaluation report below to see the work completed during the project and the impact to the sector.

View the independent project evaluation report

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Maritime SuperSkills is managed by a regional consortium of Liverpool John Moores University, Mersey Maritime, Hugh Baird College (Port Academy Liverpool), Northern Logistics Academy, The Engineering College and Wirral Metropolitan College, and is part-funded by the European Social Fund. It is overseen by a Steering Group with a national remit, chaired by the Maritime Skills Alliance.

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