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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.

 

News & Events

Continuous Professional Development on the tidal Thames

23-10-2020

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.

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New safety refresher course

22-10-2020

A new Riverside Personal Safety Refresher Course is now being offered for those who need to update their certificate.

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Café culture at Seawork  - Event
Date: 15/06/2021 - 17/06/2021
Start time: 10am
End time: 5pm
Venue: Southampton

 This event has been postponed and will now take place between June 15th and 17th 2021. 

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Tributes to our apprentice, Artem Bonarenko - News

The TSA is launching an award to commemorate the tragic death of one of its apprentices, Artem Bonarenko

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TSA free membership during 2020/21 - News

The TSA is now offering free membership to all APD levy payers on the tidal Thames.

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New TSA Board Member - News

The TSA is delighted to announce that Fran Comerford-Cole has joined its Board as an Employer Representative.

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Employers being urged to consider apprentices - News

South Essex College is calling out to maritime employers to consider taking on an apprentice and is also offering site visits to those that might be interested.

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Supporting mental health needs - News

The TSA is offering a webinar aimed at supporting all apprentices and people in training which is being provided by a leading mental health awareness organisation.

 

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Stronger together - News

Here, Iain Mackinnon, from the Maritime Skills Alliance tells us the importance of working together especially during Covid-19.

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Joining forces to support trainees and apprentices during the Covid crisis - News

The Company of Watermen & Lightermen and the Thames Skills Academy are working together to help with training during the Corona pandemic.

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The Shipwrights Company provides valuable support to employers for the TSA's Boatmaster Apprenticeship - News

A new boost to help small and medium sized businesses recruit apprentices for the TSA's Boatmaster Apprenticeship has been announced by the Worshipful Company of Shipwrights.

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The TSA supports diversity in maritime programme - News

The TSA supports Maritime UK as it launches its diversity in maritime programme.

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Welcome to the TSA's first 2020 newsletter - News

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.

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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.

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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*.

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The TSA is open for business – and has moved online - News

In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak the Thames Skills Academy has closed its office for the time being but remains open for business. 

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Visit to London Fire Brigade's river HQ - News

Last month TSA apprentices visited London Fire Brigade's river operation in a bid to understand more about what firefighters do to keep people safe on the Thames.

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Rowing towards a career on the Thames - News

The TSA was at the National Junior Indoor Rowing Championships again this year to tell people about the huge range of careers on the Thames.

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New Apprenticeship for Maritime Engineers on the Thames - News

This month's Maritime Engineering Apprenticeship Open Day was hailed as a great success.

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National Apprenticeship Week 2020 - News

Look Beyond is the theme for the next National Apprenticeships Week which starts today.

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New apprenticeship scheme to develop skippers' skills - News

The Thames Skills Academy (TSA) is delighted to announce the launch of a brand new Government-funded apprenticeship to train skippers across the UK.

 

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Supporting Women on the Water - News

The Thames Skills Academy has launched a new group to encourage more women to look for careers on the river and to support those who are already working on the water.

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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.

 

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The Prime Minister talks to the TSA - News

The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, took time to visit the Thames Skills Academy stall at a careers event which was part of the London International Shipping Week.

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Sign up for our safety course - News

The Thames Skills Academy has teamed up with the London Regatta as a sponsor and is also offering a special deal of four places for the price of two on its Riverside Personal Safety Courses.

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#CareersOnTheThames - News

#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.

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London Infrastructure Awards 2018 - News

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.

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National Apprenticeship Week Event - News

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.

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Careers at Sea Campaign - News

Careers at Sea launches an online recruitment campaign aimed at Millennials.

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Appointment of Chief Executive Officer - News

The Thames Skills Academy (TSA) has announced the appointment of Dr Katherine Riggs as Chief Executive Officer. 

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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.

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Announcement Regarding the Chief Executive - News

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.

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The Progress of the Thames Skills Academy - News

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...

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Seawork Event - Southampton - News

The Thames Skills Academy attended the Seawork Event in Southampton between 13-15 June where we met new training providers and we able to engage with potential new members.

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Welcome to Red 7 Marine - News

We welcome Red 7 Marine as a new Employer Member at the Thames Skills Academy!

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TSA Funded River Awareness Course - News

The TSA are funding the River Awareness Course which are running on; 26 September; 31 October and 28 November.

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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).

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Five new board members for the Thames Skills Academy - News

The Thames Skills Academy (TSA) has appointed five employer representatives to its board.

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A Warm Welcome from the Thames Skills Academy - News

Click here to see our first TSA newsletter containing updates of our achievements to date, changes within the TSA and more. We hope that you enjoy reading it!

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Thames Marine Training and Skills to be Stepped-up as Academy Launches - News

Marine training on the River Thames is to receive a major boost with the launch of a new skills organisation that will support crew training and development on the UK’s busiest waterway.

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