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New RNLI apprenticeship launches in Perth during Scottish Apprenticeship Week

Lifeboats News Release

The RNLI is launching a four year Coastal Maintenance apprenticeship based in Perth.

Anya Parvin, Apprentice Boatbuilder for the RNLI, at work in the All-Weather Lifeboat Centre in Poole, England.

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Anya Parvin, Apprentice Boatbuilder for the RNLI, at work in the All-Weather Lifeboat Centre in Poole, England.
The RNLI has offered apprenticeships for the last two decades, providing various apprenticeship opportunities in marine engineering, boatbuilding, electrical, marketing, legal, and IT in Poole and on the Isle of Wight. This year, the RNLI continues to grow its apprenticeship scheme with the launch of the Coastal Maintenance apprenticeship in Perth. At the end of this new four year apprenticeship with the RNLI, the apprentice will become a qualified Systems Technician.

The apprenticeship is based in Perth, but will involve working away at lifeboat stations as well as other RNLI locations.

Lynne Mason, Apprenticeship Manager for the RNLI, said ‘We’re really excited about this new apprentice opportunity in Perth, which is the first we’ve offered in Scotland. We’re really proud of our apprentices here at the RNLI, and we’re looking forward to launching this new exciting role in Perth. The apprentice will get to work on our large fleet of lifeboats, launch equipment and lifeguard support equipment, which includes patrol vehicles, jet-skis and quad bikes.’

Anya Parvin, Apprentice Boatbuilder for the RNLI, said ‘I love being at the RNLI as I go home each day knowing that what I’ve done has potentially saved someone’s life. It makes you get up in the morning and think ‘yeah, I’m looking forward to going to work today!’’

Notes to Editors
  • Vacancies go live during Scottish Apprentice Week 2017, beginning 6 March.
  • This is the first time the RNLI has offered apprenticeships in Scotland.
  • RNLI apprentice case studies available on request.
  • High res images available on request.
Media Contacts
For more information, please contact Jennifer Clough, RNLI Press Officer, on 01202 336134 or 07393 763780 or by email at

Key facts about the RNLI

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen, Carrybridge and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.

The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices.

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