Trailblazer Apprenticeships

What is a Trailblazer Apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a genuine job with an accompanying skills development programme. Through their apprenticeship, apprentices gain the technical knowledge, practical experience and wider skills they need for their immediate job and future career. The apprentice gains this through a wide mix of learning in the workplace, formal off-the-job training and the opportunity to practise new skills in a real work environment. Trailblazer Apprenticeships are statutory apprenticeships. The Institute for Apprenticeships is the regulating authority for Trailblazers.

Institute for Apprenticeships

Trailblazers are based on Standards.  Apprenticeship Standards describe the occupational profile linked to the knowledge, skills and behaviours that bring full competence in a particular occupation. They describe how an apprentice can demonstrate mastery of this occupation by the end of the apprenticeship.  The standard itself is a short, concise document containing a clear occupational profile setting out the responsibilities of the occupation and linked to the knowledge, skills and behaviours which will be applied in the workplace.  The standards are proposed, designed and delivered by employers to equip apprentices with the knowledge, skills and behaviours they need to succeed in their occupation.

Over 350 Standards were approved for delivery and over 200 in development by the beginning of October 2018 

Port Sector Trailblazer Apprenticeships

The port sector has three industry developed Trailblazer Apprenticeships

Trailblazer Title Reference Funding Band Link 
Port Marine Operations Officer ST0428 £12,000 Link to PMOO
Marine Pilot ST0427 £18,000 LINK TO MP    
Port Operative ST0307 £8,000 LINK TO PO