The Company has recruited a Training Administrator  to provide support for Craft Owning Freeman Alex Hickman our Training Officer.

Miss Kelly LeSurf is your go to contact for any questions regarding Bindings and Examinations. Kelly will also be looking after bookings for the Doggett’s Emblem Evening and the Sculling weekend.

Come in and talk to Kelly or contact her on 0207 929 7452 or by email on

Kelly normally works Monday to Wednesday.

Ms Susan Fenwick- Administrator to the Clerk now works Wednesday to Friday.


Interested in being Bound
Call Kelly Lesurf on 0207 283 2373 or email to receive an application pack.

.Already Bound

Our Training Officer, Craft-Owning Freeman Alex Hickman runs an open training surgery at Watermen’s Hall.  If you are interested in training towards your Tier 1 Level 2 Boatmaster’s Licence (BML), then just call  Alex  to discuss  what options are available to you.

Alex Hickman 07956 341482

if you are bound and have over a year’s experience on the river, which includes over 150 days 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 341482

River Trips
Several River trips are organised during the year to improve your knowledge of the River whilst meeting some of your fellow apprentices and Freemen of the  River. These are normally posted on the Company’s facebook page.

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. Check the Company Diary for dates of examining.

Examining Committee – 26th November 2018

Any apprentices/trainees who have, or will shortly, complete their time and have their full BML with the appropriate

endorsements, are invited to apply to be examined for the Freedom of the Company. Please contact our Training

Administrator, Kelly Lesurf, on 020 7929 7452 (Mon-Wed) or to make an appointment and request the application form and other requirements.

Vesta Scullers Head – 1st December 2018

All apprentices and trainees are encouraged to enter via their rowing club.  There is a pennant for the fastest apprentice, presented at the Doggett’s Emblem & Rowing Awards evening on 29th January 2019.