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A local training provider has joined forces with the Hull Maritime project to offer a new ‘Maritime Futures’ training programme for young people in Hull who aspire to work at sea.

The Maritime Futures programme

East Coast Maritime Training, who specialises in delivering in training within fishing and offshore industries, is delivering the ‘Maritime Futures’ programme which offers 100 young people, aged 16-25 and the unemployed the chance to complete the recognised training and develop the right skills.

The intensive course is designed to support those who are looking to start their career in the fishing or offshore sectors, whether that is on oil rigs, the fast-growing wind farms or the fishing industry. The recognised training aims to ensure that 75 per cent of those completing the course secure employment within 12 months of completion.

Thanks to funding awarded to the Hull Maritime Foundation from the Trinity House Maritime Charity (THMC), the Hull Maritime project is offering this vocational training with input and first-hand knowledge from a number of former trawlermen offering young people a real insight to working in these industries.

What does the course entail?

Modules include mandatory safety training in:

  • firefighting
  • first aid
  • sea survival
  • health and safety
  • engineering
  • radio procedures
  • watch keeping and navigation.

Also, life skills, teamwork, and forward planning. The course includes a day of raft building at the nearby Kelsey Gardens to underpin the knowledge learnt on the sea survival, seamanship, and stability courses.

Trainees will also learn about Hull’s Maritime History through a partnership with the University of Hull

Success so far

Three cohorts of participants have completed the course.

  1. From the first cohort, more than half of the participants have gained employment in the maritime sector
  2. From the second cohort, six people have secured work in the marine sector and two are getting job search support
  3. By the end of the latest course, 7 out of the 10 participants had already received offers of employment in the fishing industry

Dates for the next training course

The third training course will take place in July 2022 and will last three weeks.

There will be three courses in 2022.

How to apply

Email training@ecmt.co.uk to register your interest.