First new apprentices join shipyard

Harland & Wolff welcomed five new apprentices to its Appledore shipyard as part of its very first ‘Apprentice Induction Day’ in September 2021. The scheme will run in partnership with Petroc, with apprentices ranging from 16 to 38 years in age, with a mixture of genders. The day enabled the newest recruits to tour the … Read more

Shipyard to recruit apprentices in North Devon

Harland & Wolff, which is preparing to resume shipbuilding at its recently acquired Appledore Shipyard, is planning to launch an apprenticeship scheme in 2021 in North Devon and Belfast. It will offer apprenticeships across three distinct functions: trade, (welders, pipefitters, electricians, riggers, fabricators, etc); technical, (engineers, naval architecture); and business support (sales, administration). Highlights of … Read more

10 key facts about apprenticeships from EEF

As part of its activities during National Apprenticeship Week, EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, provides 10 key facts about apprenticeships and their importance and value to the sector and the wider economy: 72% of manufacturers say raising awareness of apprenticeships will get more young people into engineering. 79% of manufacturers were committed to recruiting engineering apprentices … Read more