New apprentices put through their paces at Whitby Fishing School

Course Tutor Jim Hebden with Whitby Fishing School Apprentices
Course Tutor Jim Hebden with Whitby Fishing School Apprentices
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The modern apprenticeship in sea fishing offers young people, aged 16 to 24, an entry route into a career in the commercial sea fishing sector.

All new entrants at Whitby Fishing School begin their training with a formal induction, followed by their respective mandatory Sea Fish Industry Authority basic safety training.

This includes:

* First Aid

* Fire Fighting

* Health & Safety,

* Sea Survival and a Merchant Navy Medical (ENG1).

Whitby Fishing School Director, Andrew Hodgson said: “The fishing industry is incredibly important to our coastal communities.

“We need to ensure that the fishing continues to be a viable option and way of life for our young people.

“These new apprentices will be put through their paces over the next 12-months by some of the most intellectual and knowledgeable tutors currently available.

“Each student will be trained, mentored and guided through 10 weeks of academic studies, followed by 42-weeks of practical hands-on training on various local fishing vessels.

“For decades it has been the fishing communities from along the North Yorkshire coast where traditionally crews have come from.

“It is vitally important to continue with this tradition and supply the fishing fleet with well-trained and high calibre young men and women.”

Whitby Fishing School Tutor, Jim Hebden said: “The apprenticeship programme offers young people an invaluable way of gaining vital maritime qualifications and skills required for a successful career at sea.”

For further information on maritime courses, call Whitby Fishing School on (01947) 825871 . Alternatively, email info@whitbyfishingschool.co.uk