Green Marine attended an event organised by the Department for Business Innovation & Skills alongside the Skills Minister Nick Boles for National Apprentice Week 2015.

Employers and apprentices representing a number of high profile and key businesses in the UK came together to celebrate the success of the new Trailblazer apprentice scheme. 

Trailblazer apprenticeships are a unique proposition that allows businesses to set standards for apprenticeships with support from educational providers, to ensure that apprentices learn the precise skills required for their areas of prospective employment. This moves away from the recent trend of teaching a wide ranging curriculum and focuses on spending the available study time to learn job-specific skills and essential techniques required to carry out a role.

Richard Acland CEO for Green Marine said of the Trailblazer scheme: “Green Marine is working to help inspire and train the next generation of innovative, world-class boat builders. We want to ensure that our apprentices are the best, brightest and most qualified for the future. It’s all about equipping the marine industry in a positive and sustainable way.”

More than 50 UK employers have now come together to design new Trailblazer apprenticeships, ranging from Green Marine advising on the Boat Builder offering, to Barclays offering a digital Trailblazer and National Grid offering a course for electricians.


L-R Danielle Thomas, Alan Nash, Ruan Blight and Gary Vaughan


Minister for Skills, Nick Boles talks to Green Marine Apprentice Danielle Thomas