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Maritime Minister meets ABP Apprentices at Port of Southampton

The Port of Southampton has welcomed Maritime Minister Nusrat Ghani MP as she met with current ABP Apprentices based at the UK’s number one export port, to learn more about their roles in the lead up to National Apprenticeship Week (3 – 9 Feb).

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Image Caption (left to right): Morgan Rodaway, Apprentice Electrician; Olly Blay, Mechanical Fitter (newly qualified); Maritime Minister, Nusrat Ghani MP; Olivia Morrow, Support Team Co-ordinator Apprentice and Abbie Jones, Apprentice Engineer at the Port of Southampton

During her visit, apprentices working in different strands of the maritime industry shared their experiences and also their prospects for the future.  In turn, the Minister was able to discuss the government‘s ambitious strategy to encourage more young people to seek out rewarding careers in the sector, as outlined in the Maritime 2050 strategy.

“It‘s fantastic to see ABP’s continued support of apprenticeships and the many opportunities for recruits to learn new skills and help shape the future of our industry.” Nusrat Ghani MP Maritime Minister

“It‘s fantastic to see ABP’s continued support of apprenticeships and the many opportunities for recruits to learn new skills and help shape the future of our industry.

“Encouraging more people to join the maritime sector through apprenticeships is a priority for government. It‘s great that ABP is making such progress in supporting new talent and growing the maritime workforce.”

At ABP, the past couple of years have been very positive for aspiring apprentices looking to build a career in maritime. The number of apprentices has risen to more than 70 increase of 20% compared to 2018 and the company has also seen an increase in the number of female apprentices from 11% in the 2018 intake to 16% in the 2019 intake . . . . .

. . . . . continue reading the article on the Associated British Ports website

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