First new apprentices join shipyard

Harland & Wolff Appledore new apprentices | Business Action | North Devon business magazine | North Devon business news

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 site and learn about Harland & Wolff’s heritage and significance within national and international maritime sectors.

Tom Hart, general manager at Harland & Wolff (Appledore), comments: “We are delighted to welcome our new apprentices to both our Appledore site and to the Harland & Wolff Group – they are the future of this shipyard, which is steeped in rich history. We are excited to teach and develop them – passing on British shipbuilding skills to the next generation. As we develop and grow as a business, we now look forward to welcoming apprentices year on year, which will further enrich not only the yard but both local and national communities.”

Harland & Wolff offers apprenticeships across three distinct functions, trade (welders, pipefitters, electricians, riggers, fabricators, etc) technical (engineers, naval architecture) and business support (sales, administration).

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