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TSA February 2022 newsletter

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Welcome to the Thames Skills Academy February 2022 newsletter, covering all the latest events and news you need to know about.

Marine Engineering Apprenticeship Open Day: 9 February 2022

River employers are warmly invited to join us between 10:30am–1pm at Watermen’s Hall this Wednesday to find out more about the only Maritime Engineering Apprenticeship on the Thames, established by the Thames Skills Academy. 

On the day you will meet South Essex College’s Simon Lofting, Senior Lecturer, and learn about the training, hear from other Thames employers of how these apprentices benefit their businesses and from the apprentices just starting on their journey and recently graduated. You will also meet prospective apprentice candidates who are already currently studying marine engineering.

There will be formal presentations and opportunities for conversations over a sandwich lunch. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Thames CPD funding for simulator training

During Robert Courts MP, the minister for Aviation & Maritime’s visit to Butler’s Wharf to learn about the Thames Continuous Professional Development Programme, he heard first-hand how the Thames CPD maintains and improves skills throughout careers.

He learned how employers can access subsidised, bespoke simulator training, developed by the TSA with employers, to ensure boatmasters can contend with a variety of scenarios at the helm of a virtual vessel.

The PLA is investing £150,000 over five years into this two-day training course at HR Wallingford to encourage companies to sign up early to Thames CPD. Find out more about how to access funding for the bespoke simulator training by signing up early to the Thames CPD – call 01322 917 553 or go to

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Women on the Water Network Event: 2 March 2022

Join us for the first of our 2022 Women on the Water networking events on Wednesday 2 March, which will be held online.

The meeting will focus on raising awareness of women’s experiences of working on the Thames and other inland waterways, sharing best practice and developing an action plan where change is needed to make the Thames a great place to work for everyone.

This event is open to women and men in leadership and operational roles on the Thames and other inland waterways.

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