Training Reminders


Interested in being bound

The next Court of Bindings is on 22nd June 2018, please call Kelly Lesurf on 0207 283 2373 or email to receive an application form.

Already bound

Our Training Officer, Craft-Owning Freeman Alex Hickman runs a monthly open training surgery at Watermen’s Hall. The next 2 surgeries are on 5th March and 16th April. If you are interested in training towards your Tier 1 Level 2 Boatmaster’s Licence (BML) then just call in at Watermen’s Hall between 0900hrs and 1200 noon to discuss with Alex what options are available to you.

If you are bound and have over a year’s experience on the river which includes over 150 day’s work afloat then it’s time to think seriously about studying to get your Tier 1 Level 2 Boatmaster’s Licence. If you meet this criteria, and are interested in having a training taster day, then please call or text Alex Hickman on 07956 342482.

This year’s River Trips have been announced as 14th March Up-river, 28th April, London to Gravesend, and 21st May Three Rivers Trip from Gravesend on the PV Pocahontas

Already have your Tier 1 Level 2 BML and perhaps an endorsement

Freedom of the Company is available on examination to apprentices and trainees who have completed their time and hold a Tier 1 Level 2 BML with either or both a passenger or towing endorsement and the Thames Watermen’s Local Knowledge Endorsement. The Company is examining for the Freedom on 30th May and 27th June 2018. Either contact Alex Hickman for advice or call Kelly Lesurf for an application form.

The Court of Admission of new Freeman is on 9th July.

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