On Thursday, 25th June, 2015 (International Day of the Seafarer) at the AGM in Newcastle, National Secretary Steve Todd officially launched the new RMT Learning Seafarers Bursary Scheme. This has been made possible by a grant received from Seafarers UK.
The RMT Learning Seafarers Bursary Scheme is open to individual members and also to branches for Educational purposes.
The maximum amount awarded to an individual for a bursary will be £400. This must be used towards an accredited educational course – and evidence of the course must be submitted before payment will be made.
Shipping Branches are able to apply to the fund also, with the aim of providing collective learning activity within the branches and also onboard. i.e. IT courses, language classes, functional skills courses etc.
The fund will be administered by RMT Learning and the contact is Paul Shaw. He is contactable on 07982 855044 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. or in Scotland you can contact Dan Henderson on 07814022347 or at email@example.com
Those eligible for the bursary scheme must either be active, retired or ex-seafarers.
The fund has limited resources and will be used on a first come, first served basis.
Application form can be found on this webpage.