Third apprenticeship announced
The Port Operative Level 2 apprenticeship complements the existing Boatmaster Level 3 apprenticeship and the Workboat Level 3 apprenticeships that SeaRegs offers. Students gain the opportunity to be trained and paid whilst they work; the shore-based role focuses on working in and around a port or dock side, assisting and directing the loading and unloading of cargo and passengers.
In the March 2021 budget, the UK government announced incentives of up to £3,000 if a company employs an apprentice before 30 September 2021. Employers are entitled to funding from the government to help pay for 95 - 100% of the training fees. If a company pays into the Apprenticeship Levy, no more contributions are payable. If the company is not a ‘levy payer’, the company pays 5% of the training fee over the Apprenticeship term. The only extra costs are travel and accommodation (if required) and salary for the apprentice.
The new apprenticeship follows SeaRegs successful launch of the Boatmaster Level 3 and Workboat level 3 apprenticeship training courses with high profile customers such as Boskalis Westminster, The Port of London Authority, and Livett’s Group. Simon added, “Whether upskilling an existing employee or recruiting a new employee, it’s a great opportunity to train your workforce whilst adapting the training to your company’s needs.”
Exhibitor: SeaRegs Training