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Hugh Baird College

With more than 7,000 students, Hugh Baird College is one of the largest providers of further education and training in Merseyside.

With more than 7,000 students, Hugh Baird College is a Grade 2 (Ofsted 2015) rated College delivering over 300 subjects, ranging from entry level and vocational qualifications through to university validated higher education courses.

Located in the historic heartland of Bootle and just a short distance from the Port of Liverpool the College is also home to Port Academy Liverpool. Our close association with the Port and with the local communities that have looked to the sea for many generations as the lifeblood of the region makes us the obvious choice for delivering a range of maritime-related short courses and qualifications. Supported by industry we also deliver over 60 industry qualifications, apprenticeships and apprentices.

Our expert team can arrange bespoke training programmes tailored to the needs of employers. Our aim is to help businesses in becoming more productive and profitable, as well as attracting new people into the maritime profession. With excellent customer care, our successful track record is proven by both the Training Excellence and Matrix Standard kite marks.

Contact

Hugh Baird College
Balliol Road
Bootle
Liverpool
L20 7EW

T: 0151 353 4444
E: enquiries@hughbaird.ac.uk
W: www.hughbaird.ac.uk  www.portacademyliverpool.com

Testimonials

Mersey Maritime provides excellent networking opportunities, allowing people to meet people, and they do exceptionally well on training and skills. My only criticism is that companies want more!
James Douglas, ContainerPort
Mersey Maritime has brought the community together tremendously well.
Colin Kershaw, Brookes Bell
Around 30% of our turnover comes from the maritime travel market including crew and security business, so we were extremely keen to be part of something with a specific maritime industry focus. We don’t currently have a Liverpool base however we do have significant business interests in the region and a Liverpool base is part of our future business plan. Membership is therefore a great way for us to grow our business in the area and stay in touch with what’s going on.
Sally Crotty, Client Services Director, Incorporate Travel Management
I come out of Mersey Maritime’s meetings with a bit of a buzz. Lots of people with the same energy and we can see what’s ahead and we want to be ready for it, be a part of it.
Tom Coyle, Managing Director, DT Engineering Limited
Royal HaskoningDHV is a global engineering and project design consultancy with 6500 staff working in 150 companies, but we’ve been something of a sleeping giant in Liverpool. We decided to upgrade our membership to the Executive Club this year because that’s where we need to be: fully engaged in the cluster, with a place at the table and positioned as first choice company for new business opportunities within our areas of expertise.
Jamie Gray, Associate Director, Royal HaskoningDHV
Mersey Maritime is doing so much for the community and its succession planning for business is vitally important. It’s great to see Liverpool coming back as a global player – all power to your elbow!
Simon Reynish, Chairman, CILT North West
As a fledgling business with big aspirations for success, joining Mersey Maritime has been absolutely the right move for us. It’s meant we haven’t had to start from scratch, knocking on doors and trying to get access to the right people. Through Mersey Maritime, we’ve attended business events like Face-2-Face and have already been able to meet everyone who’s anyone in this region. It’s the best investment we have made this year!
John Bean, Managing Director, Geo Data Systems
Mersey Maritime is unique, there’s nothing else like it!
Phil James, Weightmans LLP
Back in 2008, the average age profile of the workforce at Cammell Laird was 47; so we recognised the need to address a potential skills gap up ahead. As a result of close collaboration with Mersey Maritime we‘ve committed to a long-term training programme that has seen our apprentice numbers rise from zero to more than 100. It’s put us in a much stronger position. We’re in better shape to plan for growth, we’re fulfilling a commitment to provide jobs for young people in this region and we’re revitalising the way we run our business.
John Syvret, CEO, Cammell Laird Group

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