Shipping: Training:Written question - 24267

Q
(Birmingham, Northfield)
Asked on: 26 January 2016
Department for Transport
Shipping: Training
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many seafarer (a) cadets and (b) ratings were trained by shipping companies operating in the UK in each year since 2000-01.
A
Answered by: Mr Robert Goodwill
Answered on: 03 February 2016

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) does not collate figures for seafarer cadets and ratings who have been trained by shipping companies operating in the UK.

However, the MCA does collate the number of new cadets, the number of cadets in training and the number of trainee watch ratings who start training each year and these can be found in the tables below.

The figures in Table 1 show the number of cadets supported by the Support for Maritime Training (SMarT) scheme who started training in each year since 2000-01.

Year

Officer cadets currently in training

Number of which are SMarT1 new entrants

2000/01

1020

470

2001/02

1010

450

2002/03

1000

560

2003/04

1030

660

2004/05

1050

560

2005/06

1110

570

2006/07

1430

690

2007/08

1700

850

2008/09

1800

930

2009/10

1830

750

2010/11

1840

850

2011/12

1900

900

2012/13

1990

780

2013/14

1940

790

2014/15

1920

820

Table 1: UK officer cadets under SMarT1 scheme (1999-2015)

These figures are derived from SMarT returns for SMarT1 training and may include a small number of EU trainees resident in the UK. Numbers are rounded to nearest 10.

The figures in Table 2 below show the number of watch rating trainees who have been supported by SMarT each year since 2011-12. The data held by the MCA for ratings training prior to 2011-12 includes concessionaire training and does not provide an accurate reflection of watch rating training.

Year

Watch Rating Trainees

2011/12

32

2012/13

13

2013/14

12

2014/15

4

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