|Paul being presented with his award|
by Diane Rawlinson, Principal,
Throughout the duration of the course Paul worked two weeks on-two weeks off, mainly on the ships serving Arran and
Islay. Paul’s studies were supported by an RMT Learning bursary, which provided up to £250 annually towards the cost of his course.
On completion of the course, Paul successfully applied for promotion to a management position in the retail operations department with CalMac, and is now the assistant to the onboard services manager on one of the newest and largest ships in the CalMac fleet.
Paul is in no doubt that without the opportunity and support given to him by trade union lifelong learning and the funding from the RMT bursary he would never have had the opportunity to progress to the position he is in now.