Merchant Navy Trainees attend Festival of Remembrance The Royal British Legion hosts an annual Festival of Remembrance to commemorate those who have lost their lives in conflicts. A number of Merchant Navy officer trainees attended the festival, held at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday 12th November 2016, to honour the commitment made by the
Master Mariner Chartered Becomes a Reality This week saw the eagerly-awaited launch of Chartered Master Mariner status by the Honourable Company of Master Mariners (HCMM). It brings national and international recognition and added value to seafarers who have achieved the highest level certification, places them firmly within and at parity with all chartered professions -
MNTB Seminar: technology, connectivity and wellbeing The MNTB Autumn Seminar took place on Wednesday 26th October and was a chance for industry to hear the work that the MNTB has been taking part in over the last year. Members of the team shared their work activities from the introduction of new Tanker Training Record Books,
DFDS apprenticeship 'Passing Out' ceremony It was some two years ago that DFDS began training rating apprenticeships, and the programme has proved its worth to the extent that apprenticeships are now a key part of their seafarer workforce development plan. The first 'Passing Out' ceremony of its kind took place on the DFDS 'Dover Seaways'
MNTB welcomes the opening of the new Maritime Skills Academy at Dover. The Dover-based Maritime Skills Academy was formally opened on 8 September by Sir Allan Massey, CEO of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency and Guy Platten, CEO of the U.K. Chamber of Shipping. Opening speeches congratulated the Jaenicke family, and Dieter Jaenicke, the founding
MNTB staff attend Outward Bound course with new MEF cadets Last week Donna Stevens and Fena Boyle went to the Outward Bound centre at Eskdale in the Lake District for the four day induction course designed for the start of training for the new intake of Maritime Educational Foundation (MEF) cadets. Fena provides strategy support
An accolade of good practice in training provision The Merchant Navy Training Board (MNTB) is pleased to announce its first UK ‘Course Recognition’ award, which has been given to West Nautical Ltd. West Nautical Ltd, is a yacht management company that is providing a Yacht Captain’s Command and Control Simulator course to its yacht captains.
A celebration of maritime expertise in the City To mark Seafarers Awareness Week, the MNTB held an event to explore the varied roles of seafarers when they come ashore. Here, Fena Boyle, Training and Careers Coordinator blogs about these "hidden" seafarers All too often we ask the question ‘what have seafarers ever done for us?’
A new future for maritime education I think most of us regret the demise of the GCSE in Nautical Studies as we entered the 21st century. This valuable means for engaging school pupils and providing useful background and an introductory grounding into the industry was removed by the Department of Education(DoE), as it wasn’t deemed
MNTB and UK Chamber of Shipping Apprenticeship Seminar The MNTB and UK Chamber of Shipping have backed the CBIs call to delay the implementation of the Apprenticeship Levy, due to a lack of clarity surrounding the scheme and the impact it may have on employers and existing apprenticeship programme. The levy, which is due to