Trinity House and Hill Robinson are joining forces to create a new pathway for young people seeking careers as officers in the superyacht industry. Part of Trinity House’s Merchant Navy Scholarship Scheme, the initiative will see Hill Robinson and Trinity House sponsor four cadets in undertaking a three-year officer cadetship, leading to Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) certification as a Deck or Marine Engineer Officer of the Watch (Unlimited).
The initiative is supported by Just Be Maritime, which will be managing the cadets, and Warsash Maritime School as training provider. Hill Robinson will be fully engaged in the cadet recruitment and selection process and successful candidates will have the possibility of employment on board a Hill Robinson-managed yacht as their careers progress.
Paul Cook, Chief Operating Officer of the Hill Robinson Group, commented; “We recognise that crew play a fundamental role in ensuring excellent operational and technical standards onboard our yachts to fully realise our client’s expectations. That is why Hill Robinson is delighted to be partnering with Trinity House to introduce newcomers to the superyacht industry and support them in achieving their career aspirations. Investing in young people is very close to our hearts, and we look forward to providing the young cadets with that first step into the superyacht industry.”
Captain Nigel Hope, Trinity House’s Director of Maritime Training, said of the new venture: “This new joint venture with Hill Robinson to match fund training for Merchant Navy Cadets on superyachts is a great enhancement to our Merchant Navy Scholarship Scheme. These exciting Deck and Engineer opportunities are a welcome commitment to not only a high standard of superyacht training for a growing sector, but also to supporting those from diverse backgrounds and who would benefit from financial and professional support.”
To find out more about the Merchant Navy Scholarship Scheme, please visit www.trinityhouse.co.uk/mnss.
NOTES TO EDITORS
About the Hill Robinson Group
Hill Robinson was specifically created to manage the operational complexities of the world’s largest superyachts, bringing technical excellence to a full spectrum of services. Today, Hill Robinson offers specialised yacht management, project management for new builds and refit, charter management, corporate services*, crew placement, payroll and recruitment, plus a host of other services from VSAT to aviation.
Part of the Hill Robinson Group, Moravia Yachting specialises in the sale, purchase and charter of superyachts. Responsible for some of the most significant transactions of recent years and operating with dedicated efficiency and discretion, our brokers’ sole focus is the client’s best interests.
*Hill Robinson Limited is licensed by the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority
About Trinity House
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.
Julia Notter, Marketing Manager, Hill Robinson
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Neil Jones, Communications Manager, Trinity House