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Nautilus congratulations for MNTB director's OBE

19 June 2017

Nautilus has added its voice to industry congratulations for Merchant Navy Training Board director Glenys Jackson, who was awarded an OBE in the 2017 Queen's Birthday Honours.

Ms Jackson – who was recognised for her services to recruitment and training – was among more than 1,000 people to be recognised in the annual honours.

The Union's general secretary Mark Dickinson said the award was a fitting tribute to Ms Jackson's tireless work with the Board to support maritime training and promote careers at sea.

'The MNTB's constant adaptation and evolution – evidenced by such things as the introduction of the electrotechnical officers' course, foundation degrees and the ratings' apprenticeship, and the more recent funding for unemployed seafarers, as well as its new course recognition service – ensure that training is relevant to employers' needs and attractive to the talented young people that the industry needs,' he added.

In announcing the award, the MNTB commented: 'thoroughly well deserved, and a great recognition of all her work. We're all very proud.'

Originally founded in 1935, as the Central Board for the Training of Officers in the Merchant Service, the MNTB brings all sides of the industry together with colleges and government departments to develop training frameworks, occupational standards and courses for UK seafarers.

Thoroughly well deserved, and a great recognition of all her work. We're all very proud