Royal Navy revolutionises Engineering Training

by | Nov 12, 2008 | Articles

The Royal Naval School of Marine Engineering introduced Buzzing Hub; e-learning for Modern Apprentices in Engineering.

The RN train Marine Engineers as Modern Apprentices on entry leading through to Foundation Degrees as their skills and experience develop. The Buzzing Hub is an elearning website used by trainees to support classroom work and prepare them for practical sessions in workshop areas.

They saved time with a shorter course. Learners spent more time in practical and leadership activities. They still qualify to the same standards. The instructors are practical engineers who like using the e-learning in the classroom with learners; find it easier to help learners catch up and support those who get ahead.

There is a big emphasis on safety which makes learners more confident and safer working with the hazardous combination of electricity in a watery environment. Ship supplies are at high voltages and care and attention to safety has to be second nature to new recruits. The combination of classroom, e-learning and workshop time ensures trainees are competent, confident and qualified as they join the fleet. Yes there is a learning curve for Instructors; read the case study for comments from the instructors.

Managers who employ trainees at work after training find them much more productive and responsible right from the start. Read the case study to discover more, including what trainees think.

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