On 10th May HRH The Princess Royal attended an event hosted by Thames Skills Academy at which she was treated to a demonstration of nautical skills by Marine Society apprentices, Beauty Marshall from the Port of London Authority and Lenny King from Thames Clippers. The Princess also presented Clemence Barbey with a Certificate recognising her outstanding commitment to learning during her Boatmaster Apprenticeship with Marine Society which she started at City Cruises and completed at the PLA late last year.
Clemence Barbey said ‘I am really pleased with winning this award and meeting Princess Anne was incredible.’
Darrell Bate, Director of Maritime Training and Development said; ‘we were delighted that our apprentice received this recognition and that the skills of our apprenticeships was showcased to the Princess who also happens to be Admiral of the Sea Cadets’
This caps a remarkable year for Clemence who also received Marine Society’s Apprentice of the Year award back in October of 2021, which was awarded virtually by Darrell at MSSC’s Annual Court.
Our apprentices receiving such awards sets an extremely high benchmark for current and future apprentices to aspire to as the scheme continues to build and become and evermore attractive prospective for aspiring seafarers.