BP Maritime Services docks at Brinsworth Academy of Engineering!

17th July 2013

Brinsworth Academy of Engineering recently played host to 11 Cadet Trainee Officers from BP Maritime Services as they attended a bespoke two-week engineering course.

The course saw trainees using a range of precision hand fitting skills to produce high quality work pieces in line with standards set by BP. In addition, torque training was provided to gain the skills to meet the requirements of the tightening of specific fasteners in the oil industry. The trainees also covered the correct use of abrasive wheels, learning about the safety standards for a range of portable tools used for grinding - an essential skill used when on board ship. BP Maritime Services, based in Singapore, runs the BP's international fleet of oil tankers and LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) carriers and employs around 1,000 seafarers worldwide. The Cadet Trainee Officers are training to become either Deck or Engineering Officers. As a Deck Officer they will be part of the team responsible for the navigation of the ship and care of the cargo, whereas an Engineering Officer is responsible for the maintenance and operation of the ship's equipment. The course was account managed by Vickey Knight, Account Manager, Brinsworth Academy of Engineering. She said: -The Trainee Officers were all aged between 18 and 24, with two of the trainees coming from Poland having previously studied at Warsash Maritime Academy and Gdynia Maritime Academy, Poland. The remaining trainees had previously studied with Blackpool & Fylde College at their Fleetwood Nautical Campus. We worked hard with the management team at BP and we are delighted that we were able to assist them with this bespoke package. The course was supported by BP's Maritime Services General Manager, Mark Fortnum (pictured) who also flew in from Singapore to check on progress of the trainees. The course was tailor made for BP and ensured the skill level of all of the participants from across the group was to the expected company standards. Paul Reeves, Business Development Director, Brinsworth Academy of Engineering said: "Working with BP is a major coup for Brinsworth Academy of Engineering, for us to be able to provide crucial training to these Trainee Officers who will be fulfilling vital highly skilled engineering roles is a great accolade. Following the success of this course we are looking forward to building on the content to assist future trainees from BP." To find out how you can develop your engineering skills contact Vickey Knight on 01709 389520 or email vickey.knight@brinsworthtraining.co.uk

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