Unique opportunity for apprentices on tall ship voyage

GMLPF is sponsoring three places on board a tall ship for Merseyside apprentices to compete for the new ApprenticeShip Cup  next summer.

In June 2014, Merseyside Adventure Sailing Trust (MAST) 2014 is hosting ‘The ApprenticeShip Cup’ with the support of both private and public sector employers.  This regatta will provide the opportunity to stretch and develop apprentices in a challenging but safe environment to compete for the ‘ApprenticeShip Cup’

Mersey International River Festival

8 tall ships will participate in the regatta which is scheduled to run from June 13 – 28, 2014, during the International Festival of Business in Liverpool as part of Mersey International River Festival. The ApprenticeShip Cup will culminate with an awards ceremony involving all ship crews and sponsors at the end of June.

Opportunity for apprentices training with GMLPF members

GMLPF is covering the cost of £400 each for 3 apprentices to participate in the regatta. These places are specifically for young people who are currently doing an apprenticeship with a GMLPF member. Full training will be given and apprentices will be supervised by fully qualified personnel on board.

GMLPF is encouraging its members to speak to their apprentices and find out who would like to step up to this exciting challenge of a lifetime.


To apply for one of GMLPF’s sponsored places in the Apprentice Ship Cup, apprentices should think about the skills they have already developed since starting on their apprenticeship and answer the following question:

How will the skills you have already developed on your apprenticeship come in useful when you are participating in the Apprentice Ship Cup race?

Apprentices should answer in no more than 50 words, and email their answer to [email protected] by end of February 2014. 3 lucky apprentices will be chosen at the end of January and invited to visit the ship and find out how they will prepare for their exciting voyage.

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