Glenys Jackson receives OBE for maritime recruitment

A director at the Merchant Navy Training Board has been awarded an OBE for services to recruitment and training in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

The list, published on Friday, which revealed the likes of Billy Connolly has been knighted and Julie Walters made a Dame, also disclosed that Glenys Jackson, director, Merchant Navy Training Board since the year 2000, was awarded an OBE for services to recruitment and training.

Jackson told Recruiter she feels she had been recognised for the work the Training Board has carried out in promoting careers at sea as an employer brand. This has involved sending in people, who work in the industry as careers ambassadors to talk to schools and youth groups about careers in the Merchant Navy.

A delighted Jackson added: “It’s an amazing recognition – it’s wonderful to think that the industry is getting greater profile. Shipping is very much a hidden industry. We all know that things come in on ships but we don’t see them particularly. 

“All of those goods that we’re using and wearing all come by sea. My award is a huge achievement and I’m very proud but it’s very good for raising the profile of the industry as well.”

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