Maritime Training Trail companies celebrate expansion

Red7Marine new training academy

SeaRegs Training and Red7Marine, two of the companies on the Seawork 2018 Maritime Training Trail, are celebrating expansion in the Maritime Training sector.

From next month SeaRegs Training will take the helm of Plymouth Sailing School, expanding its reach into both leisure and commercial training in the South West of the UK.

Set up in 1957 Plymouth Sailing School is one of the UK's longest established sea schools, running RYA Sail Training courses from beginner to professional Yachtmaster and Instructor.

SeaRegs Training is owned by Simon and Vicky Jinks. Their base at Turnchapel Wharf in Plymouth is an MCA, SQA, RYA and RSPH approved training provider for skipper and crew training including STCW, Boatmasters, Workboats, Tugs and Master 200 and 500. Its focus is the commercial vessel sector and operates classrooms in Plymouth, London and at operator’s bases.

Current school Principal, Richard Brown commented, ‘I’m pleased to see the School carry on in the safe hands of SeaRegs. I now have the time to go cruising on my new barge, once I’ve finished building it...’

Simon says, ‘Richard and I have worked together for years and both companies share the same values and have a reputation for safety conscious fun and professionalism.’ Simon continued, ‘whilst the final details are still being worked out, our intention is for SeaRegs Training and Plymouth Sailing School to keep their own identities, but with one centre for bookings, enquires and classrooms at our new purpose-built Plymouth Training centre’.

UK marine construction company, Red7Marine is continuing its expansion into training with the establishment of a two-week Marine Recruits Foundation course, a bespoke training course specifically designed to help combat the longstanding skill shortage within the marine construction industry.

Red7Marine has transformed its previous HQ at Wrabness into a new dedicated training centre which combines classroom activities with practical hands-on opportunities, teaching recruits valuable marine skills which will be used throughout their careers. It has handpicked a specialist team to carry out the interactive and practical courses, which can be undertaken by anyone with some experience in the following areas; mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, steel fabrication, boat handling, crane operations or construction skills.

The course is not only available to Red7Marine recruits but to other companies working in the industry looking to provide their employees with specialist marine training. It is an ideal starting point for the Marine Construction and Renewables industries and could lead to a career pathway across a wide range of roles including bargemasters, maintenance engineers, construction operatives and many more.

Red7 was one of the founding members of the International Jack Up Barge Owners Association (IJUBOA). Maintaining high standards and safety across the industry is incredibly important and, by the end of the two-week foundation course, recruits will be able to safely join a highly skilled team to gain practical experience across one of many sites throughout the UK.

The Maritime Training Trail is one of a number of specialist sub-sector Pavilions and Trails at Seawork, including the DiveWork Pavilion & Trail, SMI Shipyard Pavilion, Marine Renewables Trail, RIBWork Trail, and the Superyacht Build, Repair & Refit Trail.

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