Bibby HydroMap’s First Apprentice Becomes Category B Certified

Posted 17 January 2016

20 year old Emma Lamont has recently graduated top of her Hydrographic Survey Category B course with Skilltrade in the Netherlands. 

Emma joined Bibby HydroMap in 2012 as a hydrographic surveying apprentice, and has since played an active role in both data processing and offshore site work with the company throughout the UK and Europe. As part of Emma’s CPD plan, the company organised for her to attend the FIG/IHO/ICA International Advisory Board recognised course, which covers all basic and essential competences of a hydrographic surveyor.

Emma comments:

“I am so pleased to have graduated the Category B Hydrographic Surveying Course in the Netherlands and am looking forward to putting everything I have learnt into practice. The course was tough but rewarding, especially being able to graduate at the top of my class.”

Combining theoretical and field work over a duration of 12 weeks, the course was well attended by companies including Gaz de France, RWS and Van Oord.

Operations Director Mick Slater comments:

“We are all very proud of Emma who continues to impress us all since joining us straight from school in 2012. Her achievement is testament to what can be achieved through hard work and a keen appetite to learn, both of which she has in abundance." 

This follows continuing investment by Bibby HydroMap in their workforce, whose training schedule currently includes courses in RYA Level 2 Powerboat, QPS Qimera, vessel dimensional control and mobilisation, LSS land survey, working at heights, basic survey engineering, driving safety, MMO (Marine Mammal Observer) certification and basic/intermediate seamanship training.