Pendennis welcomes new apprentices
3:00pm Friday 21st September 2012 in News
Pendennis Shipyard has welcomed its latest intake of apprentices onto the company’s award winning scheme.
The 14 successful candidates, pictured, fought off a record 140 applicants for what was originally just 12 available spaces.
However, the standard of applications was so impressive that two further spaces were created, making this year’s intake up to 14. The young men and women represent all areas of Cornwall, from Lostwithiel and St Columb Major down to Marazion and Hayle.
They are currently undertaking a three week work experience period in the yard before commencing their first year at Cornwall College gaining grounding in all aspects of superyacht manufacture and maintenance.
The apprentices will then spend the next three years at Pendennis in their chosen trade gaining qualifications and experience.
Pendennis’ apprentices also enjoy a variety of experiences as part of the course, alongside the development of practical industry skills.
Community projects are often undertaken and this summer 16 students successfully completed their Gold Duke of Edinburgh expedition in the Brecon Beacons.