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Search for specialist training provider to deliver ‘Maritime Futures’ programme

The Hull Maritime project is looking to appoint a specialist training provider to deliver an accredited training programme for young people in Hull.

Thanks to funding awarded to the Hull Maritime Foundation from the Trinity House Maritime Charity (THMC), the ‘Maritime Futures’ programme will offer 100 young people, aged 16-25, the chance to enter a career in the fishing or offshore sectors.

The search is on to find a training provider specialising in fishing and offshore industries to deliver the intensive course, covering a range of areas that will give individuals the basic skills and knowledge needed, as well as reconnecting them with Hull’s maritime history.

The recognised training aims to ensure that 75 per cent of those completing the course secure employment within 12 months of completion.

Garry Taylor, Assistant Director for Major Projects and Infrastructure, said: “The Hull Maritime project is not only about regenerating our maritime treasures, it’s also about investment and creating opportunities to strengthen our local economy.

“This recognised vocational training is for young people wanting to work at sea and those who aspire to have a career on the oil rigs, fishing and wind farms.

“We’re looking for a company which shares our ambition to improve opportunities for the city’s young people and is able to support them to achieve the right skills and qualifications to gain employment in the local area.”

Interested suppliers can find out more by registering for YOR tender

It is expected the training will get underway later this year.

The Hull Maritime project, funded by Hull City Council and The National Lottery Heritage Fund, encompasses the redevelopment of five historic sites in Hull city centre: the transformation of the Grade II* Hull Maritime Museum and the Dock Office Chambers, the creation of a new visitor attraction at the North End Shipyard and the restoration two historic vessels, the Arctic Corsair and Spurn Lightship.

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