Four aspiring seafarers have been drawn into Liverpool’s maritime heritage after being accepted onto a three-year Officer Cadet training scheme with global carrier X-Press Feeders and Bibby Ship Management.
The scheme, which will be sponsored by X-Press Feeders and managed by Bibby Ship Management, will see the new recruits – Luke Jakes, Conrad Dempsey, Claire Allan and Jonathan Jones – experience maritime activity both practically, at sea, and academically, at various nautical institutes around the UK.
Hospice Isle of Man is thrilled that local lady, Sandra Corrigan is raising funds for them. Her work colleague Nicky Davenport is raising funds for the Isle of Man Sea Cadets. Both are employees of Bibby Ship Management (WE) Ltd which is part of Bibby Line Group.
During October 2015 they will both embark on a trekking and camping challenge in the Grand Canyon. Walking 10-15 miles each day in 80 degrees heat and camping (sharing a tent) in a Native American camp site by night. This is an adventure, but primarily a challenge for both of these ladies. Camping, intense heat and outdoor toilets would not figure on a list of musts for either on a trip normally; however the opportunity to fundraise for their charities makes this trip a must.
They could not do this without the support of the employer. In 2007 Bibby Line Group began the ‘Giving Something Back’ programme for its employees. This is a unique initiative, aiming to harness the passion of its people and support them to fundraise and volunteer for the charities they choose.