New CMN apprenticeship programme

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Cornwall Marine Network has launched a new apprenticeship programme to help drive business growth in the marine sector.

CMN says benefits of the scheme to marine businesses include up to £1,750 in cash grants available per apprentice and help with recruitment.

CMN apprenticeship manager Steve Taylor explained: “We source and match businesses with suitable apprentices, saving them time and costs. Alternatively employers can sign-up one of their existing employees for the scheme.

“Our database of motivated workforce are ready to make a real difference to our marine members’ businesses. It is now widely acknowledged that apprentices are the proven way to increase productivity and can be more cost effective than hiring pre-skilled staff.”

The types of apprenticeships available range from one year apprenticeships in Watersports, Computer Skills for Users (ITQ), Customer Services, Business Administration, Team Leading and Retail; plus traditional marine apprenticeships (such as boatbuilding, marine engineering and marine hydraulics) over two or four years.

To find out more call 01326 211382 or email.

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