Merseyside Adventure Sailing Trust (MAST) in June 2015 is hosting  ‘The Apprentice Ship Cup’ with the support of both Private and Public sector Employers

Stavros S Niarchos tall ship entering Albert Dock Liverpool
photo credit Kevin Laitak
This event will provide the opportunity to challenge, stretch and develop North West Apprentices in a challenging but safe environment to compete for  the ‘Apprentice Ship Cup’.

Due to the huge success in 2014 and positive feedback from all the businesses that took part and their Apprentices, more businesses from various sectors have requested to take part. After further discussions, we would like to forward this to stakeholders/ businesses who may also be interested to receive further information and send a team of apprentices.

The research results from the 2014 research report found that a number of the businesses, indicated that they did not get an opportunity to market or advertise their company’s or their apprentices’ involvement with the event. This was a great marketing / PR opportunity missed. MAST has spoken with the ships to be involved in 2015 about how businesses can advertise themselves and use the occasion for a PR event in the three ports… Liverpool – Dublin – Glasgow. Ships involved are: Class A Tall ship Lord Nelson, Class A Tall ship Pelican of London, Class B Tall ship Maybe, Class B Tall ship Bessie Ellen, Class B tall ship Tecla and Class B Tall ship Atyla.

Dates for the Apprentice Ship Cup – 2015

5th June to 7th June – International Mersey River Festival
7th June – Ships sail for Dublin via Belfast
11th June to 14th June – Dublin Festival
14th June – Ships sail for Greenock via Whitehaven
19th to 21st June – Clyde River Festival
22nd June – Ships sail for Liverpool arrive Liverpool 26th June
27th June – Awards Dinner at the Titanic Hotel, Liverpool

To ensure that the businesses that support MAST in 2015 are rewarded for their support. After discussion with the ships taking part in 2015, the organisers of the 2014 awards dinner, and having reviewed the research results from the 2014 ‘Apprentice Ship Cup’. MAST has created a special one off package exclusive for the supporters of the 2015 Apprentice Ship Cup.

If you would like to nominate apprentices, please forward your name, email address, phone number and company details to mastjwg@yahoo.co.uk as soon as possible, and can you indicate which package you would like to consider.

 

The Package for the 2015  Apprentice Ship Cup

• A number of places on a one week leg of the ASC
• Extra places at the Awards dinner at the Titanic hotel on the 27th June 2015
• One PR evening on board one of the tall ships for 30 people
• Travel for the apprentices to and from Liverpool from Dublin and Glasgow
• RYA competent crew certification
• Advertising on the ship their apprentices are allocated
• Advertising space at the Awards Dinner
• Free copy of the 2015 DVD
• COST – dependent on numbers MAST will negotiate a package to suit their budget

 

Package for businesses considering sending individuals

• A place on a one week leg of the ASC
• One place at the Awards dinner at the Titanic hotel on the 27th June 2015
• Travel for the apprentice to and from Liverpool from Dublin and Glasgow
• RYA competent crew certification
• COST – dependent on numbers MAST will negotiate a package to suit their budget.
• However it is expected that the apprentice will fundraise 50% of the fee