The Thames Skills Academy actively promotes a range of events and networking opportunities, discussion forums, working groups and seminars for its members, our partners and interested organisations.
Such events allow the TSA to share best practice across the sector as a community of like-minded members/ employers. They provide just some of the ways in which we communicate regularly with our membership, and indeed, our potential membership, supporters and potential sponsors.
What would you do if you see someone in the river needing help?
A Jump in and try to drag them out?
B Call the emergency services and try not to loose sight?
C Look for the next buoyance?
This is why this one-day Personal River Side Safety Course is beneficial to anyone who spends time on rivers, canals, docks, lakes or flowing water. Whether you kayak, canoe, row or paddle board this course will provide you with the skills to stay safe while you have fun.
Continuous Professional Development on the tidal Thames - News
The TSA, the Port of London Authority and the Company of Watermen & Lightermen are urging people to fill in a questionnaire about what to include in a Continuous Professional Development programme for the tidal Thames.
Welcome to the Thames Skills Academy's February Newsletter. Here you will find a round-up of some of the events and training that the TSA has been involved with and details about what is coming up including information about our new apprenticeship.
Industry webinars being promoted by the TSA - News
The Thames Skills Academy, which promotes the inland waterways sector, and in particular the tidal Thames and other London inland waterways, is helping to boost online maritime courses during the Coronavirus lockdown.
Free online learning for nationally accredited courses secured by the TSA - News
We are pleased to announce that, by working closely with one of our training delivery partners, South Essex College, the TSA has secured availability of a considerable number of short nationally accredited courses for Thames employers. All of the courses are free*.
Careers event on the "liquid highway of history" open to everyone - News
This year’s #Careers OnTheThames event was bigger and better than ever with around 150 people boarding Thames Luxury Charter’s Paddle Steamer Dixie Queen to take part in the Thames Skills Academy’s (TSA) annual floating careers fair.
#CareersOnTheThames was organised for Careers Advisers and Teachers providing an opportunity to see first hand the river of opportunities of highly skilled, well paid careers on the doorstep of young people in London.
London First will be recognising major achievements and achievers from the past year in the infrastructure sector who have supported their mission to make London the best city in the world to do business.
On 8 March 2018 the TSA held its annual National Apprenticeship Week Event to inspire Londoners to explore the opportunities in pursuing a working life on the river. Potential apprentices were invited along to learn about careers on the River Thames.
Thames Skills Academy Milestone as 22 New Apprentices Embark on Training - News
The group is the first to embark on TSA-managed apprenticeships and includes young people employed by river operators including Livett’s Group, City Cruises, MBNA Thames Clippers, Cory Riverside Energy, the Port of London Authority (PLA) and Thames Shipping.
Having worked with great commitment and persistence over the last two years to get the TSA to this position, and after 27years being involved in the management of marine safety and training on the tidal Thames, Julian Parkes has concluded that this is the right time to begin a new phase of his career.
The Thames Skills Academy (TSA) is a group training association that was set up last year to support marine-based employers on the tidal Thames. We caught up with its chief executive, Julian Parkes to find out more about the organisation...
National Apprenticeship Week Event - Navigating a Career on the river Thames - News
Shipping Minister John Hayes CBE MP, marked National Apprenticeship Week by joining the Thames Skills Academy’s (TSA) first event of the year ‘Navigating a Career on the River Thames’ day at Trinity House today (Tuesday, 7 March 2017).