Meet our apprentice Lewis

09 February 2022

Lewis joined the Authority last year to complete a two-year Workboat Crewmember Apprenticeship, which incorporates all aspects of the Workboat Crewmember Apprenticeship Standard and additional RYA/MCA qualifications. The apprentice is delivered in partnership with training provider Searegs.

> How is your apprenticeship going?

I’m really enjoying my time with Harwich Haven Authority. No two days are the same and I split my time between the Pilot Launch Service and the Marine Support department. Colleagues have been extremely supportive, so I never have to worry about asking questions or seeking advice.

I’ve particularly enjoyed the residential, block release training we do with Searegs, who are based in Plymouth. Being with other apprentices really helps my learning and the instructors are very thorough and helpful. Learning on the job and attending regular residential placements work really well for me.

> What have you found challenging about your apprenticeship?

As I split my time across two teams I have found it a bit tricky getting used to the change in shift patterns.

> What would you say to someone that was considering doing a Workboat Crewmember Apprenticeship?

I’d say Go for It! The marine industry has lots of opportunities for people who complete this apprenticeship and I’m really confident that I will have a future career within the industry.

Find out more about the Workboat Apprenticeship.