Date lodged: 27 January 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what Caledonian MacBrayne’s annual budget for training modern apprentice (a) deck, (b) engine and (c) hospitality ratings (i) is in 2016-17 and (ii) will be in each of the next seven years.
Answered by: Humza Yousaf 8 February 2017
Under the new 8 year Clyde and Hebrides Ferry Services contract, CalMac Ferries Ltd have made a commitment to take on 10 deck and engine ratings apprentices per year and 10 catering ratings trainees/apprentices from contract year 2.
The average cost to CalMac of training a rating is some £7,200 per annum.