Within the Humber region of the UK, Voyonic Crew Management works closely with Humber Maritime College and other training organisations to provide training management and professional development solutions for your offshore and onshore teams.

We are able to provide a full range of STCW competency training to match your training matrix, but we also specialise in progression and transition training, preparing your employees for their next roles onboard and in the office.

This creates significant professional advantages for your staff and cost savings for your company. With training provision available for renewable, offshore and deep-sea sectors, we are well positioned to find solutions applicable to you.

Our training and facilities include:

  • Navigation, ship handling and Engineering Simulators
  • Offshore project simulation
  • A cadet training college – marine and engineers
  • Apprenticeships in engineering and maritime sectors
  • Bespoke courses for pilotage, ship handling and marine co-ordination
  • Emergency response and safety training
  • Refrigeration and AC courses



… Is a major maritime hub with the UK’s largest port complex, excellent road and rail links and the centre of the country’s Wind Energy Industry.  Some 40,000 people are employed in the maritime sector in the region.

Key Contact

Laurie Farmer

Laurie is a maritime and HR generalist whose experience includes time at sea and twenty years in senior positions as HR Director and Crewing Director in blue-chip public and private companies in the maritime sector. Having worked in the UK, Netherlands, Hong Kong and the Americas and with an in-depth knowledge of the maritime industry and operations in the major crew supply countries, Laurie brings a global perspective to marine business.

His HR experience includes: Purchase and Acquisition, company integration and consolidation, redundancy programmes, TUPE, talent and graduate development programmes, leadership programmes, employee engagement, development of transactional systems, learning systems, reward and benefits, membership of remuneration and risk committees and appointments and terminations at senior level.

Laurie has represented employers on the Merchant Navy Training Board, and has negotiated at national and international level with various trades unions, the ITWF and other employee representative bodies. He has experience as Trustee to a major pension fund.

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