The Trinity House Career Development Bursary Scheme is administered by ASTO (the Association of Sea Training Organisations).
The Corporation of Trinity House is the General Lighthouse Authority for England and Wales, with responsibility for nearly 600 aids to navigation from traditional features such as lighthouses, buoys and beacons to the latest satellite navigation technology.
In addition it inspects over 10,000 local aids to navigation provided by port and harbour authorities, and on offshore structures. Incorporated by Royal Charter in 1514, Trininty House is also a major maritime charity engaged in the welfare of mariners, education and training, the promotion of safety at sea and its role as a Deep Sea Pilotage Authority.
As part of its charitable activities, the Corporation has been generously supporting ASTO member organisations by providing substantial funding for grants to their sail training staff and volunteers who wish to become qualified as mates and masters.
Under the bursary scheme, ASTO members put forward suitable applicants who are working in sail training and wish to gain both RYA and MCA qualifications. A joint ASTO/Trinity House Awards Panel interviews the candidates and, if suitable, the cost of their training and examinations is met by the Trinity House bursary funds.
For more details or an application form please go to the Trinity House Bursaries section on the ASTO website.
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