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A&P Falmouth has again demonstrated its commitment to developing a skilled workforce by employing ten new apprentices, bringing the total number of trainees at the facility to 16.

Rebecca Kitts is thought to be one of the first Health & Safety apprentices in the UK. She is joined by Nikki Leigh, in Procurement & Supply; Seven engineering apprentices James Putt, Joseph Carmichael, Joe Trinder, Elliot Denholm, Steven Parry, Caine Bowler, Ryan Gay and one pipe fabricator apprentice Keir Dent.

All of the new intakes are settling into their roles with A&P Falmouth, part of the global ship repair, conversion and marine specialist A&P Group, where they will be mentored by their experienced and skilled colleagues, as well as attending College.

At the end of their training, they have the potential to move into full time employment with A&P and progress within the company, attaining further qualifications.

A&P Group has employed numerous apprentices across a mixture of trade disciplines over the last decade. At A&P Falmouth, almost 70% of its management, supervisors and technical staff started out on the apprenticeship programme.

Steve Jones, Managing Director Operations and Site Director at A&P Falmouth, said: “A&P Group is committed to employing apprentices. We strongly believe that by continuing to invest in our apprenticeship scheme we are investing in the future of A&P for years to come. One of our core values – equality, is upheld by the employment of two female apprentices on this intake; they join Tiegan Jewell, Finance Apprentice, who has completed her Level 3 apprenticeship and has now signed up to Level 4 for a further 18 months.

“The development of highly skilled trades personnel has been a major contributor to obtaining the high level of credibility A&P has within the ship repair industry, and to its recent success in obtaining industry Qualifications in shiprepair, fabrication and the Nuclear sector”.


Notes to Editors

A&P Group is a leading provider of ship repair, conversion and marine services and heavy engineering expertise.  Operating seven dry docks and extensive fabrication facilities across four strategic locations in the UK, A&P Group also has a business in Australia that provides ship repair services and support to the Royal Australian Navy. As one of the leading engineering business in the UK, A&P is also involved in a diverse range of fabrication and repair projects across a broad cross section of sectors including Defence, Marine, Oil and Gas, Subsea, Energy, Civil and Nuclear.  Projects include the fabrication of built modules for the Astute Submarine Class and