Maritime training boost for UK
Mon, 10 November 2014
Three key maritime training companies are seeing success in North Tyneside, UK, attracting trainees from across the globe.
Since opening on the Tyne Tunnel Estate between 2009 and 2014, Advanced Industrial Solutions (AIS), Maersk Training and Shoreland Access, all have experience significant growth from offering training in the renewable, maritime and subsea sectors.
“The three companies have helped to highlight and strengthen the borough’s reputation, on a global scale, as a first-class and accessible location for the global oil, gas, wind and maritime industries, where businesses can grow and thrive,” said Cllr Frank Lott, cabinet member for economic development.
Collectively, the three companies train over 16,000 people each year, with trainees coming from the local area as well as overseas locations including American, Australia and Thailand.
Maersk Training offers specialised training for the offshore wind and maritime sectors, providing windfarm owners, operators and other stakeholders, with the key skills and competencies needed. Recently, it offered a free or subsidised Level 2 Diploma in Staying Safe in the Wind Industry (Onshore and Offshore) course to unemployed people in the area, helping them to take advantage of the job opportunities in the offshore wind energy market.
AIS focuses on the global oil and gas industry, while Shoreland Access concentrates on onshore and offshore engineering.
By Rachael Doyle