16 September 2014 - Sir Ben Ainslie awards Green Marine’s apprentices at PSP Southampton Boat Show

Gold medal winning Olympian, Sir Ben Ainslie, celebrated the British Marine Federation’s Apprentice award scheme on Tuesday 16 September at the PSP Southampton Boat Show. Green Marine's graduating apprentices were presented with their awards by the America’s Cup sailor.

Green Marine has opperated an apprentice scheme for over 20 years and as a result apprentices or ex-apprentices make up at least 10% of the entire workforce. 

Secretary of State for Business, Vince Cable, said: “This Apprenticeship Graduation rightly recognises the achievements of the future generation of boat builders and marine engineers. Apprenticeships offer young people the chance to reach their potential, while giving employers in the marine industry the skilled workforce they need to grow and compete.