A&P Launches North East Apprenticeship Recruitment.

20 May 2024

A&P North East has announced it has launched its 2024 apprentice recruitment campaign.

Based on the River Tyne in Hebburn, South Tyneside, A&P Tyne operates the largest commercial dry dock on the East Coast of England.

A&P Tyne is part of the leading global marine business APCL Group and specialises in ship repair, conversion and fabrication services across the marine and renewables sectors.

The facility is offering a range of employment opportunities for apprentices either leaving education or those looking to change career. It also offering positions in established roles across all areas of the business.

A&P Tyne is currently recruiting for a number of apprenticeship positions including welders, platers, an electrical fitter and pipe fitter as well as a health and safety apprentice.

Apprentices at A&P have the opportunity to earn while they learn, receiving specific training, experience and recognised qualifications that will kickstart their career.

Washington-based engineering training provider Seta is supporting A&P Tyne with the full apprenticeship recruitment process, and will be working in partnership with the company to deliver the apprenticeship programmes. Successful apprenticeship applicants will study and train with Seta in their first year, where they will be prepared for working life at A&P Tyne. Seta’s team will continue to support them throughout their four-year apprenticeships.

A&P apprentices will receive hands-on training at A&P Tyne, working on some of the most important marine engineering projects in the UK.

Apprentices at A&P Tyne are currently working on block build units for the Royal Navy’s Type 26 frigates and Dreadnought Submarines, as well as a diverse range of commercial vessels which dry dock at the facility.

Ian Douglas, Manging Director of A&P North East, said: “I am delighted to welcome applications for our 2024 apprenticeship programme.

“We are committed to continually investing in our apprenticeship facilities here in the North East and have launched a brand new apprentice training centre in preparation for this year’s cohort.

“Our apprenticeship programme is designed to provide a broad, real-world education that not only provides jobs for young people, but also provides them with clear progression pathways.”

Suzanne Jovanovic, Head of Apprenticeship Engagement, at Seta, said: “We are very excited to be working in partnership with A&P Tyne, which is one of North East England’s most iconic employers.

“The Seta team is looking forward to sharing our engineering expertise with a new generation of A&P Tyne apprentices, and to seeing them thrive at a true marine sector powerhouse.”

APCL Group is fiercely proud of its award-winning apprenticeship and training programmes which have continued to deliver high quality opportunities to young people across the North East community.

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For further information on the wider career opportunities at A&P Group, please visit: https://www.ap-group.co.uk/vacancies