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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-06667: John Finnie (Highlands and Islands)

Scottish Green Party

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.