7 Jul 2020

A&P Falmouth has launched the search for its next intake of apprentices who will benefit from first class training and the prospect of a long career with the largest commercial ship repair and conversion specialist in the UK.

Apprenticeships are available in electrical engineering, marine and mechanical engineering, machining, fabrication, welding and pipefitting. The new apprentices will be able to earn as they learn, thanks to a partnership between A&P Falmouth and Cornwall College.

Paul Kneebone, HR & Development Manager at A&P Falmouth, said: “Our apprentices work on high profile vessels and projects from day one and learn their craft from time-served professionals in their respective fields. Most of our apprentices go straight into full-time employment and many have progressed their careers with A&P Group as well as gained further qualifications.
“In fact, 70% of the management, supervisors and technical staff at our Falmouth facility started out as apprentices themselves, which shows just what is possible with the right opportunity, training, and support. Apprenticeships are the lifeblood of a business like ours and we take nurturing the next generation of talent as both a responsibility and a privilege.”
A&P Group launched its apprenticeship programme in 2008 and since then more than 100 apprentices have started careers in engineering, welding, procurement, finance and health and safety.

The apprenticeships are open to anyone over the age of 16 but applicants should be able to use their own initiative, be motivated, have enthusiasm, commitment and a work ethic as well as being disciplined, resilient, a problem solver, proactive, diligent, organised and have the ability to work in a demanding, heavy industrial environment and at height,

If you think you fit the bill and would like to apply then go to www.ap-group.co.uk/apprenticeships-enquiry.

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 the prestigious HMS Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carriers, cable carousels, flood barriers, steam turbines, shore side access systems and FPSO upgrades.

All A&P Group facilities combine a rich heritage of marine and engineering skills and experience, providing a diverse customer base with all the precision skills needed to complete the most demanding projects.