As part of its charitable mandate to sponsor cadets to become qualified officers in the Merchant Navy, Trinity House’s Merchant Navy Scholarship Scheme is key to ensuring that the next generation of Britain’s seafarers is world-class.
This new venture builds on a scheme that is already well known in the cadetship sector for its variety and quality.
The three year cadetship will allow successful candidates following Deck and Marine Engineer training pathways to qualify as Officers of the Watch, with the added possibility of employment with Red Funnel as their careers progress.
Captain Nigel Hope, Trinity House’s Director of Maritime Training, said of the new venture:
“The joint venture partnership with Red Funnel to train Merchant Navy Cadets within the Trinity House Merchant Navy Scholarship Scheme will create additional opportunities for those seeking a maritime career and the opportunity to work with a well respected and professional ferry operator.
“Red Funnel’s commitment to train the next generation of seafarer demonstrates their support for the maritime sector and meets the ever-demanding requirements of the shipping industry.”
Leanna Lakes, Operations Director at Red Funnel, said:
“At Red Funnel, we are committed to creating clear career pathways for seafarers and working with organisations that help to inspire and encourage the next generation of innovators to join the industry.
“It’s an exciting time to get involved in the maritime sector, and we’re so pleased to be partnering with Trinity House and Just Be Maritime to provide training sponsorship opportunities for Officer Cadets to achieve their professional certification.”
To find out more about Trinity House’s Merchant Navy Scholarship Scheme—including entry requirements, study options and applications—please visit www.trinityhouse.co.uk/mnss.
NOTES TO EDITORS
Trinity House is a charity dedicated to safeguarding shipping and seafarers, providing education, support and welfare to the seafaring community with a statutory duty as a General Lighthouse Authority to deliver a reliable, efficient and cost-effective aids to navigation service for the benefit and safety of all mariners.
Red Funnel is the original Isle of Wight ferry company with roots tracing back to 1820. Based in the UK port of Southampton, Red Funnel carries 2.3m passengers and over 800,000 vehicles on its ferry route between the UK port of Southampton and East Cowes and 1.1m passengers between Southampton and West Cowes on its Red Jet Hi-Speed service.
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