Tuesday, 25th October
Mersey Maritime and Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) have launched a new maritime graduate programme.
UK Shipping Minister John Hayes launched the programme when he visited the area, and the announcement forms part of a £5m investment in maritime skills.
Launched as part of a three-year memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between Mersey Maritime and LJMU last year, the new programme will provide sponsorship placement opportunities to ten maritime companies operating in Merseyside, a metropolitan county in north-west England.
In a separate development, Hayes opened a maritime bridge and engine simulator training facility in the Byrom Street Campus of LJMU.
“By bringing together academics and industry through this programme, we’ll be able to successfully train-up the next-generation of mariners.”
The simulator will allow students, marine pilots, ship masters and senior navigating officers to develop and hone their skills.
Hayes said: “It is by bringing together academics and industry through this programme, and using cutting-edge simulation technology, that we’ll be able to successfully train up the next-generation of mariners, and ensure the UK’s maritime industry remains world-leading for many years to come.”