Ex-forces personnel can fill maritime skills gap, says Mersey Maritime CEO

Chris Shirling-Rooke, left, and Admiral Sir Philip Jones
Industry body Mersey Maritime says ex-service personnel could be crucial in solving the local maritime sector’s skills shortage over the next few years. The Wirral-based organisation, which represents hundreds of maritime businesses across Liverpool city region including Peel Ports, Atlantic Container Line (ACL), Royal Haskoning DHV and Bibby Group, has signed the Armed Forces Covenant, committing to helping ex-services personnel. Chief executive Chris Shirling-Rooke signed the Covenant with Britain’s First Sea Lord, Admiral... For the full story register now for free or login below...