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Focus on training

 Apprentices at Cammell Laird, Birkenhead. Photo istockphoto.com

 With support from the government and the trade unions, the industry must create and sustain high-skilled jobs along with modern apprenticeships, and initiate an expansion of technician and graduate recruitment.

Such an approach will improve performance, particularly through the use of digital engineering. And it will address the age profile of the current workforce in the shipyards.

These proposals are for the whole shipbuilding industry and not just for the naval sector.


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