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Department for Transport written question – answered on 15th May 2018.

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Photo of Karl Turner Karl Turner Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many seafarer Ratings were trained using apprenticeships agreed with the Maritime Trailblazer Working Group in each year since 2015.

Photo of Nusrat Ghani Nusrat Ghani Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport), Assistant Whip (HM Treasury)

The statistics for apprenticeship numbers are published online at this link:

The number of seafarer ratings trained using apprenticeships is steadily increasing in each year since the able seafarer (deck) apprenticeship was introduced in August 2015 bringing the total number of seafarers trained through this route to 70. The annual breakdown is in the table below:



2017/18 (Q1 &2 only)


Able Seafarer (Deck)





The statistics for the full 2017/18 year have not yet been published so only the first 2 quarters have been included.

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