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- 30 September 2019

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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.


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Free online learning for nationally accredited courses secured by the TSA


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


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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Women on the Water 2020 - Event
Date: 17/06/2020
Start time: 1.30pm
End time: 4.30pm
Venue: London Fire Brigade

Our next Women on the Water event will take place on June 17th.

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#CareersOnTheThames 2020 - Event
Date: 29/09/2020
Start time: 5pm
End time: 7.30pm
Venue: Aboard the Dixie Queen, moored at Tower Pier

The TSA is holding its next hugely popular floating careers fair onboard the Dixie Queen on September 29th. This free event is for anyone who is interested in finding out more about the breadth of interesting jobs on the Thames.

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Café culture at Seawork  - Event
Date: 31/12/2020
Start time: 10am
End time: 5pm
Venue: Southampton

Members are invited to use our very own TSA cafe at Seawork this year.

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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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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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