An opportunity for maritime employers to shape the regional and national maritime skills agenda.
Apprenticeships are a key element of Government policy, targeting the creation of three million new apprenticeships by 2020 and overseeing increased employer investment and involvement in skills training.
Employer-led ‘trailblazer’ groups are being formed in various sectors to develop simplified apprenticeship standards from Levels 2 to 7 and the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy and other funding reforms has meant increased involvement and uptake in apprenticeships from employers.
Through the Maritime SuperSkills Project, the Liverpool City-Region (LCR) is investing support in businesses to develop high-level apprenticeship standards that are in line with City-Region growth sectors. A consortium comprising Liverpool John Moores University, Mersey Maritime, Hugh Baird College (Port Academy Liverpool), Wirral Metropolitan College, The Engineering College and Northern Logistics Academy will enable LCR maritime-focused employers to bring together trailblazer groups to map and develop a complete pipeline of maritime/logistics/advanced manufacturing skills progression from Levels 3/4 (advanced/higher apprenticeships) through to Masters Level 7 (Degree Apprenticeships) for the key occupations that will accelerate growth.