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Shipyard Group Harland & Wolff Opens Apprenticeship Scheme For Applications

23rd April 2022
Shipyard group H&W opens an apprenticeship scheme for a significant intake of recruits across their five operations among them Belfast where above one of three cruiseships of Viking Cruises AFLOAT reported in 2020 as the shipyard refitted the trio of ships. A fleetmate Viking Venus this month visited Belfast Harbour in addition an anchorage call off Dun Laoghaire Harbour. Shipyard group H&W opens an apprenticeship scheme for a significant intake of recruits across their five operations among them Belfast where above one of three cruiseships of Viking Cruises AFLOAT reported in 2020 as the shipyard refitted the trio of ships. A fleetmate Viking Venus this month visited Belfast Harbour in addition an anchorage call off Dun Laoghaire Harbour. Credit: HarlandWolffplc/-twitter

Shipyard group, Harland & Wolff plc is pleased to announce an apprenticeship scheme that is now open for applications.

Running across all five Harland & Wolff operations (Appledore, Arnish, Belfast, Methil and its London headquarters) the group will be looking to recruit a significant number of apprentices as work ramps up. The next intake of apprentices will arrive on-site in August/September 2022.

Applications will close at 5pm on 6th May 2022.

To apply, prospective employees must complete the application form which can be found here. At this time, CVs will not be considered.

Harland & Wolff would also like to hear from recently qualified apprentices as well as those who are part way through their course or have been unable to complete their apprenticeship through COVID-19/recent loss of employment.

For successful candidates, the next stage will include an on-site assessment day and interview which will take place between May 23rd and June 3rd. We ask for candidates to keep dates between this time available. 

In addition H&W are looking for team players who are motivated with good communication and practical skills. Prospective apprentices must also have five GCSEs/Standard Grades/Nationals or equivalent including Maths, English, Technical, Craft.

Kelly O’Rourke, Group Director of Human Resources commented: “We are delighted to be launching the second year of our successful Harland & Wolff apprenticeship scheme, providing quality opportunities for up to 150 new members of our team. This year we are opening the scheme up to our four yards in Belfast, Methil, Arnish and Appledore along with our corporate headquarters in London. The continued revitalisation and growth of Harland & Wolff means we are now in a position to offer a unique breadth of roles, across a full range of trades and through to roles in corporate support and communications.”

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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