Registrations already top 200 for the Shipwrights Lecture this month
Published on 11/10/2012
Registrations have already topped 200 apprentices and young people in training for the Shipwrights Annual Lecture taking place at the Turner Simms Hall on Wednesday 17 October 2012 at 2.00pm. The event will showcase an impressive line-up of speakers from some of the industry’s best known employers. To register to attend please go to www.shipwrightlectures.co.uk
Young people from a host of BMF members and UK boatbuilders including Princess, Sunseeker, Pendennis, Fairline, Discovery Yachts, SYS, Berthon, Lyme Regis Boat Building Academy and Rustler Yachts will be attending this unique event which aims to inspire the current generation of marine apprentices and shipwrights.
This year’s Annual Shipwrights lecture will be opened with a lively and informative panel discussion chaired by Sue Grant, Managing Director, Berthon International, which will take delegates briefly through the second hand yacht sales process addressing the issues and work required to ensure that yachts are sold in a safe, seaworthy condition.
Further talks and speeches will come from Tristan Jones, Joinery Manager and former apprentice at Pendennis Shipyard, Andy Claughton from the world-renowned Wolfson Unit who will demonstrate that outstanding vessel design survives the boatbuilder. With Robert Braithwaite CBE, President of Sunseeker International as closing speaker of this year’s Shipwrights Lecture, offering his unique insight into the industry and his progression from regional yacht distributor to head of one of the world’s most exciting global luxury brands.
The aim of the Shipwrights Lecture is to awaken apprentices, students and young shipwrights to the opportunities in the immensely wide-ranging marine industry, to inform them of the careers that can develop from learning skills in laminating, wiring, joinery and outfitting to design, naval architecture and management and inspire them to make the most of the career opportunities that present themselves.
Attendance is free for apprentices and shipwrights nominated by their employers together with young people under the age of 25 who are studying in the marine sector. Employers and Lecturers are encouraged to support their students by also attending.
Online registration is available at www.shipwrightlectures.co.uk and Employers and Colleges are asked to collate the details of all the apprentices and students who will attend, together with accompanying staff.