Harland & Wolff welcomes 34 apprentices

Harland & Wolff is welcoming 34 new apprentices across all four sites, Appledore (pictured above), Arnish, Belfast and Methil, as part of its first ‘apprentice induction event.’

The newest intake ranges from 16-38 years old, with a mixture of genders.

“Over the past two weeks, we’ve been excited to welcome our first intake of apprentices since we acquired Harland & Wolff,” says John Wood, group CEO. “Focused on offering high quality employment and green jobs, we are fully committed to paving the way for the next generation of UK maritime trades. Our apprentices will be working across five markets, including defence, energy and renewables, where they will be actively contributing to Net Zero infrastructure and green shipbuilding. With no better location to begin their professional careers, we now not only look forward to watching them grow with us but to building a lasting and successful apprenticeship scheme.”

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

The apprenticeship scheme will run in line and with partnerships from Petroc College for Harland & Wolff (Appledore), Lews Castle College for Harland & Wolff (Arnish), Northern Regional College for Harland & Wolff (Belfast), and Fife College for Harland & Wolff (Methil).

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