Ryan secures modern apprenticeship place
The first intake of ferry operator CalMac’s new port operations modern apprenticeship students have cast off on their training voyage.
The company has joined forces with Forth Ports Limited to deliver the modern apprenticeship to a group of five trainee port and harbour assistants, the first of its kind in the country which includes Ryan Bell from Kingscross, who will be working on the Ardrossan to Brodick route.
‘Providing training opportunities for young people in the communities we support is a key commitment within our operating plan, and I’m delighted to welcome these five new trainees to the company. Expanding our existing MA programme into port operations will ensure we have the right people in place for the future in what is a vital area of service delivery,’ said CalMac’s managing director Robbie Drummond.
‘This new MA is the solid foundation for building a long term career in harbour management.’
Over the 15-month programme of on-the-job and classroom training MAs will qualify to SVQ level 2 in Port Operations along with an additional industry qualification in plant and health and safety. Training will be carried out at ports across the CalMac network and at Forth Ports’ new Skills and Business Centre in Grangemouth.
Apprentice Ryan Bell with CalMac managing director Robbie Drummond and Stuart Wallace, chief operating officer Forth Ports.