In March 2022, the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) presented evidence to the MSC on ‘Barriers to Progressing British Ratings’.
Following the evidence session, the Maritime Minister tasked the Commission to conduct a review to 'understand what the situation is with UK ratings training'. The task required the MSC to understand 'what are the barriers and opportunities to training and where are the potential growth areas for UK ratings' and provide a series of recommendations for next steps. It was also requested that the Review consider ratings to officer training.
The tender has now closed and Kovia Group have been appointed. Updates will be provided on this page.