A&P Falmouth has announced the launch of a new apprenticeship programme, to support the recruitment and development of the next generation of engineers, project managers and support staff who will join the company as apprentices.

A&P Falmouth, part of A&P Group, is looking to recruit fresh talent to its business within the next few months, having recently welcomed ten new apprentices to its workforce.

The new programme will offer a wealth of opportunities for young and adult apprentices across Marine Engineering, Machining, Steel & Pipe Fabrication, Health, Safety Environment and Quality, Finance, Procurement and Port Operations.

It offers a pathway for candidates aged 16 and over with a range of exciting extra curricular activities including; Tall Ship Sailing, Gig Rowing, Duke of Edinburgh programme and community engagement activities.


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Steve Jones, Managing Director Operations and Site Director at A&P Falmouth, said: “Apprentices form an integral part of our business and are much valued members of our workforce. As importantly, they also have a huge part to play in securing the future of our business and in tackling the engineering challenges of tomorrow.

“However, we also recognise that it is important to offer a wide range of training and extra curricular experiences, which is why we have extended our apprenticeship programme to offer new activities in order to be a sustainable alternative to a university degree.”

A&P Group has recruited hundreds of apprentices since its inception, all of whom have begun successful careers in engineering, welding, procurement, finance and health and safety.

Once they have completed their apprenticeships, the majority of A&P trainees go straight into full-time employment, gain further qualifications and progress their careers with A&P Group.

David McGinley, Chief Executive Officer of Cammell Laird Shiprepairers and Shipbuilders, Atlantic & Peninsula Marine Services, said: “A&P has wide ranging career opportunities for young and adult apprentices who are able to earn as they learn.

“It is a fact that in Falmouth, 70% of the facility’s management, supervisors and technical staff started out as apprentices.

“Our management team is committed to building a sustainable future for A&P and our apprentices will play a significant role in developing our business in the future.

In the last few months A&P Falmouth has already recruited ten new apprentices who have already begun work on high-level engineering projects at our facility in Falmouth and will be attending Cornwall College one day a week.

A&P Falmouth is hosting a ‘Careers Event’ on Thursday, March 3 2022 at the Maritime Museum Falmouth, with the opportunity to meet current and past apprentices, and the chance to visit the facility. For further information and to register your interest, please visit www.ap-group.co.uk/apprenticeships