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Supporting attraction and retention strategies across the Maritime sector

Journey4 are delighted to have been appointed by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency to develop a Career Pathway Map for the Cadet Training and Modernisation Programme.

The Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) is an Executive Agency of the Department for Transport (DfT). The MCA is responsible throughout the UK for implementing and developing the UK Government’s maritime safety and environmental protection policy. This includes co-ordinating Search and Rescue (SAR) at sea through Her Majesty’s Coastguard 24 hours a day, and checking that ships meet UK and international safety rules. The MCA work to prevent the loss of lives at the coast and at sea, to ensure that ships and people are safe, and to prevent coastal pollution. 

It is essential for an advanced island economy like the UK to achieve balance in the domestic maritime skills base and to tackle the decline in the UK’s skills shortage. This coincides with seismic changes in the shipping industry which will inevitably affect the qualifications all seafarers will need to obtain for work. This project is an essential step to progressing recommendations set out in the Maritime Skills Commission (MSC) Report of June 2021. It will consider the Career Pathway Options and enable the MSC & Cadet Training and Modernisation (CT&M) Programme to develop an interactive pathway map for the future management of UK Cadet Training.

Stuart Pearce, Journey4 Director commented; “We are delighted to be working with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency on this important project for the Maritime sector. This project, led by MCA, on behalf of key stakeholders across the sector, seeks to demonstrate the career opportunities open to seafarers who wish to progress their careers both offshore and onshore. The outputs provide an important element to the attraction and retention strategies for UK maritime sector.”

Journey4 have been named as a supplier on the Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) Management Consultancy Framework 3 (MCF3), Lot 5 HR. The CCS supports the public sector to achieve maximum commercial value when procuring common goods and services. The services provided on this framework include cultural transformation; capability development; dispute resolution; diversity and inclusion; employee relations; HR functions, process, and design; HR policy; organisational design; performance management and training and development.