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S5W-04002: David Stewart (Highlands and Islands)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 24 October 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how many berths there will be for trainee (a) ratings and (b) officers on all CalMac Ferries vessels in each year of the current Clyde and Hebrides Ferry Services contract.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 7 November 2016

The provision of berths is an operational matter for CalMac Ferries Ltd. CalMac’s successful bid for the new Clyde and Hebrides Ferry Service contract included a commitment to continue to invest in Officer Cadet and Deck and Engine Rating Apprenticeships with a total of 20 engaged each year. Related information on this subject was provided to the member in response to his question S4W-27942 on
29 October 2015.

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