Heathrow to create more than 500 new apprenticeships in 2017

Heathrow has pledged to recruit, train and develop 516 new apprentices in 2017 – up from 455 last year.

As one of the key economic drivers in West London and the Thames Valley, Heathrow supports one in five jobs in the local area.

Modal sets new standards for marine simulator training

A new £7 million marine training facility, equipped with state-of-the-art marine simulators, has opened at Immingham, on the south bank of the Humber.

Training provider Modal Training’s new facility includes a wide range of integrated Kongsberg ship, offshore vessel, engine and control room, HV, DP, radar and VTS simulators. The high-tech equipment features Kongsberg’s K-Sim full picture technology, which allows training to be provided on all vessel types from offshore vessels, tugs and tankers, to deep sea vessels and cruise liners.

Free e-learning course aims to reduce mobile road accidents

With more than 20 deaths a year due to road accidents involving mobile phone use, and the introduction of tougher penalties for drivers caught using them, a new e-learning course aims to raise awareness of the issue.

The course from Learning Heroes is designed for fleet, training and health and safety managers to use for internal staff training. It also covers topics including speed awareness and making better driving decisions.