Whitby Fishing school seeks people for maritime engineering course

Do you get a buzz out of creating or fixing things? Are you a practical hands on person who is always trying to find out how things work?

Tuesday, 3rd May 2016, 7:00 am
Updated Wednesday, 4th May 2016, 2:09 pm
Whitby Fishing School has a marine engineering course on offer

Whether you see yourself as a budding Marine Engineer, or are interested in how diesel engines work, our Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) 30 hour Approved Engine Course (AEC) will set you up for an exciting career within the maritime sector.

Whitby Fishing School management said the new maritime engineering facility will help curtail the current shortfall of skilled maritime engineers in the fishing industry.

The school supports more than 30 apprentices and the new engineering workshop will allow further expansion of the company. A substantial capital investment was made by the company to refurbish an old lobster pot storage unit on Whitby Fish Quay.

The refurbished workshop is equipped with the latest maritime engineering equipment designed to provide students with the skills required to support maritime engineering jobs of the future.

The new facility offers students from the Whitby and surrounding area, as well as those further afield, progression into engineering positions in the fishing industry.

Whitby Fishing School’s Chief Executive, Anne Hornigold, said: “The new investment will address much needed skills shortages within the fishing industry and will also equip the younger generation with a wider and general appreciation of basic marine diesel mechanics.”

“This course is seen as the first rung on the engineering ladder for those with no formal marine engineering experience and is an ideal introduction for those who wish to improve and enhance their employability skills.”

The four-day course is delivered by Paul Bennett, an experienced Marine Engineer who is thoroughly professional in his approach to maritime engineering.

He has a track record of achievement both in the commercial super yacht sector and as a retired Marine Engineering Officer in the Royal Dutch Navy. The course syllabus includes practical sessions as well as all the theory requirements.

If you are interested call Whitby Fishing School on 01947 825871 or email: [email protected]