Degree-Level Apprenticeship for UK Marine Surveyors

An industry-backed initiative led by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST) to develop a four-year-degree-level apprenticeship for those who aspire to become professional marine surveyors has been formally approved by the U.K. government’s Department for Education.

In recent years, employers such as classification societies, P&I clubs and other specialist insurers, as well as governmental bodies like the U.K.’s Maritime Coastguard Authority (MCA) have struggled to recruit and retain competent seafarers and other surveyor candidates. 

The apprenticeship takes candidates with relevant A-level qualifications or equivalent and provides them both academic studies and specialist practical training to produce competent and self-reliant surveyors at the end of the four-year program.

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