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Knowledge & Skills

World Class Companies need staff with World Class Skills.

Skills – or more precisely, skills gaps – is one of the biggest challenges facing the maritime sector. Mersey Maritime works as part of an industry-responsive Skills Alliance with key education and training partners to ensure your existing and future workforce has access to the knowledge, education and training programmes you need to keep your business competitive.

Our Education and Training Partners include:

INTRODUCING THE MARITIME KNOWLEDGE HUB

In March 2016, in collaboration with key partners, Mersey Maritime and Liverpool John Moores University opened the first phase of the Maritime Knowledge Hub, an ambitious new project to develop a global centre of excellence within the UK for marine and maritime innovation, knowledge and skills. A separate section of this website is being developed to properly introduce the Maritime Knowledge Hub. In the meantime, click here to find out more.

Testimonials

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 has brought the community together tremendously well.
Colin Kershaw, Brookes Bell
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
Mersey Maritime is unique, there’s nothing else like it!
Phil James, Weightmans LLP
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
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
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
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
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