As detailed in the National Shipbuilding Strategy refresh that was launched recently, the Department for Education (DfE) will work with the National Shipbuilding Office (NSO) to establish a UK Shipbuilding Skills Taskforce (UKSST).

The Taskforce will build a partnership between government, industry, training providers and trade representative bodies to support the development and implementation of a future-focused skills strategy for shipbuilding. Working closely with the Ministry of Defence (MoD), Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Department for Transport (DfT), the taskforce will build a picture of industry’s skills needs and provide solutions to skills shortages, particularly those related to new and emerging technologies.

As an employer within this space, we are contacting you to let you know that applications have now opened for the Chair and members of the Taskforce, please with any interested colleagues as appropriate. 

We hope you will support this exciting opportunity to shape the future of the shipbuilding sector and ensure a strong skills pipeline for the industry.  If you would like any further information, please do not hesitate to get in touch.


Note the closing date for application is Sunday 3rd April at 11.55PM

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