Whitby Fishing School calls for fishermen of future to apply for next intake of maritime courses

Cohort of young trainees outside Whitby Fishing School.Cohort of young trainees outside Whitby Fishing School.
Cohort of young trainees outside Whitby Fishing School.
Whitby Fishing School is calling for the young fishermen of tomorrow to take a first step towards an “exciting and rewarding” career in the fishing industry.

The fishing school, based at The MIssion to Seafarers building on Haggersgate, offers a variety of maritime courses aimed at preparing individuals for a career in the fishing industry.

With courses ranging from Basic Sea Survival and First Aid to Skippers qualifications, the school provides a comprehensive education for students of all ages.

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One of their most popular courses is the Level 2 Fishing Diploma course, which is specifically designed for young people between the ages of 16-24 who are interested in the catching sector of the fishing industry.

This course is fully funded, to include training, PPE, and food/accommodation where living away from home.

It is delivered over 12 months and covers important topics such as Basic Navigation, Vessel Ropework, Anchoring and Mooring, Care of the Catch and much more.

Applications for the next intake are now open.

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The school’s CEO Andy Hodgson said at the last presentation that the awards were designed to recognise and reward the achievements of exceptional students and to celebrating “the tremendous benefits” that apprenticeship programmes bring to both individuals and the wider maritime industry.

Contact Whitby Fishing School on 01947 825871 for more information on how to apply for the next intake, beginning on July 22.

The school will also launch its new identity and website at the end of May 2024.