The UK transport industry is leading the way in unlocking brilliant careers and tackling the need for the engineers of the future, the UK Maritime Minister Nusrat Ghani set out recently. The comment follows the launch of industry’s ‘Transport Infrastructure Skills Strategy – Two Years On’ report.
Nusrat Ghani commented; “This report shows that significant government investment in transport is playing a key role in creating life-changing opportunities through its high-quality apprenticeships – helping us lead the way in unlocking new jobs and ensuring this country has the skilled workforce it needs for the future.”
“From road to rail, maritime to aviation, we must all redouble our efforts to bring more women into technical and engineering roles, remove barriers, ensuring we bring talented people from all backgrounds together to tackle the skills gap.”
“We are committed to strengthening links between employers in our sector and young people, particularly in the creative, innovative world of engineering through our Year of Engineering campaign. I look forward to even more apprentices starting brilliant careers in years to come.”
It was fitting that in the same month the UK base of Sealite has had two local college students, Liam Hailey and Jordan Lindsay, take part in an internship for 4 weeks.
Sealite is a global manufacturer of marine aids to navigation with manufacturing and office locations in Australia, Singapore, the United States and the United Kingdom. The Sealite team is dedicated to servicing the marine industry through the efficient design and production of leading-edge products, which is why Sealite are proud to encourage young people considering an engineering career through internships as part of the efforts to address the skills gap in the UK.
Currently in the first year of an ICT course at the college, Liam particularly enjoyed the challenge of putting his existing engineering knowledge to good use in a practical setting and provided creative solutions for a new project.
At the end of the four weeks the interns provided a presentation of their accomplishments, including the innovative design solutions they had created to specific industry projects. Fueled by his time at Sealite, Liam hopes to progress to an Engineering degree.
Sealite welcome graduates or interns looking for engineering experience, experience that will put them in good stead for their future careers.
On behalf of Karachi Port I am pleased to acknowledge your good service and provision of the new SL-75 solar marine lanterns installed by your firm in the harbour channel at Karachi Port. The new lanterns are very feasible and useful and equipped with the latest navigational technology.
-Captain Muhammad Altaf
As one of your new distributors (Belize and Honduras, Waller Marine Belize LTD), I would like to express my congratulations to you and your people in providing reliable, dependable and inexpensive products. Formerly we were distributors for a Canadian made product but these were found to be too expensive for the market and also offered only difficult and complicated programming. Our first order of lights from you (SL15’s) took only four days to arrive from Aussie Land, when I opened the box they were still flashing. I tested a SL60 (white) for four days (steady on) before it required a recharge…remarkable. I will be placing another order shortly. Keep up the good work.
-Capt Andy Suddes
We choose to sell Sealite … this is a long story, well we treat Sealite as our own and the relationship we have developed with Jeff and Chris and their attitude and commitment towards growing Sealite to this stage is remarkable. We feel at home when talking to them and the staff of Sealite and this in turn gives us more security and strength in selling products in India.
-Aliasgar E Patrawala
I just wanted to say thank you for the light and bracket Sealite supplied to Birkenhead Marina. As the other lights (old ones) need new batteries I will be replacing them with new lights from Sealite and the same brackets that you supplied with the light we received last week … Your product is excellent and the system of setting the light is good also. Thanks again for all your trouble.