MVS Southampton provides training for Officer Cadets


MVS Southampton has developed a relationship with Warsash Maritime School at Solent University which has seen several maritime officer cadets joining the MVS on the water to gain practical experience.
Each officer cadet can also gain the internationally recognised RYA Powerboat Level 2 qualification.

Steve Collins, Head of Unit of MVS Southampton said: “We have built a close relationship with the Warsash Maritime School and invited officer cadets to volunteer with us at the weekend.
This gives them the opportunity to develop their small boat handling skills and learn how to maintain engines while gaining experience in harbour patrolling.”

The new unit has also been given a grant of £3,000 from Trinity House Maritime Charity to provide training, including RYA qualifications, and membership of the MVS for Warsash Maritime School officer cadets.

Lars Lippuner, Director of Warsash Maritime School, added:
“The additional training opportunities that maritime organisations such as MVS offer our officer cadets are invaluable and volunteering is important in general for personal development.
The real-world opportunities provided by MVS enable them to put their training into practice, add to their skill set and increase their employability.”