Associated British Ports choose AFS Consultants to begin Port Marine Operations Apprentices training scheme
Associated British Ports (ABP), a major UK port operator recently engaged AFS Consultants to provide a bespoke 10-day Basic Induction Course for their apprentice training scheme. The course was delivered at the ABP Port of Immingham in five sessions of 2-days each and featured all aspects of Port Operations including Ship construction, Bridge procedures, Bridge equipment, Port operations, Ship handling, Buoyage, Colregs, Compass work, Mooring, Anchoring, Passage planning, Time zones, Load lines, Towage, Conservancy, SOLAS, Nautical publications, Legislation, Risk assessments, Contingency planning, Meteorology, Chart work, Tide theory, Waterways, Personal attributes Accident investigation, PMSC, Stability, ISPS, IMDG & Basic communications.
Martin Gough, Dockmaster for the Humber Ports, told us, "ABP commissioned AFS to write and deliver a basic marine knowledge course to the apprentices on our new Port Marine Operations apprenticeship scheme. These apprentices were new to the industry and it was essential that they got a good grasp of the basic industry knowledge very quickly. We felt the best way of doing this was to engage the services of a team of Marine professionals with years of practical experience on the job which is why we engaged AFS. Both the apprentices and some of our existing staff, who we also put on the course, found it to be a comprehensive course which was very well delivered."