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The Maritime Skills Alliance designs and promotes qualifications and apprenticeships for the UK’s maritime sector. We have developed a suite of interlocking standards and qualifications – MSQs, “Maritime Studies Qualifications” - which enable employees to progress both within their specialism and between sectors.
You can find a complete and regularly updated list of all our Units and Qualifications on the Qualifications page.
You can sign up for monthly Newsletter in the box to the right. Our December 2017 Newsletter is here.
The MSA is not-for-profit (a Company Limited by Guarantee - company number 7939255), funded by its members.
The MSA has responded to the Migration Advisory Committee’s “call for evidence” about the potential impact of Brexit on skills.
Acknowledging that much still remains unclear the MSA emphasised three main points:
1. The extent of employment of EU27 nationals varies a good deal across the maritime sector, but is substantial in some parts.
2. For many maritime companies, particularly in the shipping sector, employment of non-EU labour is at least as important, and often more important, than employment of EU27 employees.
3. The superyacht sector’s main concern is about ensuring the continuing ability of British crew to win and retain work within the rest of the EU.
Click the link for the full text of the MSA's evidence paper.
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