Chief Executive visits UTM
uring his recent visit to the Universiti
Teknologi Malaysia, the Chief
Executive, Mr Trevor Blakeley,
presented a paper to staff and students on
the Challenges Facing the Maritime Industry,
followed by a presentation on the role and
activities of the Institution.
Following the presentations, Mr
Blakeley was presented with a certificate
of appreciation by Professor IR. Dr. Azhar
Dato’ Abdul Aziz, Dean of the Faculty of
The Chief Executive receives his certificate.
Small Craft Committee News 2010 Annual Dinner
BMF Technical Reports Report, has articles on UK Marine
British Marine Federation Technical Industry Strategy and UK Composites
Report No 96 (January 2010) highlights Strategy and includes Environment T
he Institution’s 2010 Annual Dinner
will be held at The Lancaster London
Hotel, on Thursday 29 April. The
the Fuel Quality Directive, Large Yacht Update #3. principal speakers will be David Moorhouse,
Maritime Labour Convention 2006 and The Report may be viewed online at Chairman of Lloyd’s Register, and making
Large Yacht Code articles as items of www.rina.org.uk/TechnicalForum/
a welcomed return, the Rev’d Canon Bill
interest in this issue. The Manufacturing News/CommercialSmallCraft Christianson, past Secretary General of The
Newsletter #11, included with the (Members only). Mission to Seafarers.
The Institution’s Annual Dinner is a major
Work Experience Placements for
event in the Institution’s diary and is well
supported by the maritime industry, as well
as members of the Institution. Members
and guests represent designers, builders and
operators across the entire spectrum of the
global maritime industry.
INA is occasionally contacted The Institution are looking to compile a Corporate tables are available, along
by schools and students who list of companies or organisations within with private function suites for pre-dinner
are keen to find suitable work the Maritime Industry, who would be and after-dinner receptions. Individuals
experience placements within the happy to take on a student for a two-week will also be most welcome at the dinner.
industry. The placements usually span placement. We would very be pleased to Tickets can be ordered by contacting Sally
a two-week period and take place in hear from any company, large or small, Charity at fax no. +44 (0)20 7259 5912, or
May/June. The students are typically from all sectors of the industry and from email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or using the
aged 14-16 and they are at the stage all regions, who would be prepared to online order form at Tickets for the dinner
where they need to start considering add their name to the list. cost £98 (+ VAT), exclusive of wine.
their future career options and related The ‘employer’ is asked to provide a In 2010, the Institution will celebrate the
further education. valuable learning opportunity for the 150th anniversary of its founding in 1860.
The main aims of the work experience student and would not be expected to I do hope that you will be able to join the
programme are to help students prepare make any financial contribution. President and Council on this very special
for the transition from school to work If you would like to add your business occasion and enjoy the splendid evening
and to learn more about the skills to the list, or would like further which the Institution’s Annual Dinner
needed for different jobs, in order that information, please contact Sally always provides. I look forward to hearing
they might make a more informed Charity, Executive Officer, at scharity@ from you.
decision about their choice of career. rina.org.uk
. Chief Executive
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