Harland & Wolff is proud to announce the launch of its 2023 Apprenticeship programme. 2023 will bring the third intake of apprentices, with 65 apprentices already on site across the group.

The Harland & Wolff apprenticeship programme was first launched in 2021 across all four sites, equipping apprentices with a variety of practical and theoretical skills to tackle the maritime engineering industry. This initiative has allowed Harland & Wolff to re-invigorate the UK shipbuilding industry with young talent.

We offer apprenticeships in three key areas – trade, business support and technical which all aim to provide apprentices with a breadth of transferable skills to navigate the ever-changing industry. Our dedicated workforce is continuously embracing opportunities to transfer knowledge and skills to an emerging generation of shipbuilders and engineers.

Harland & Wolff’s apprenticeships are a once in a generation opportunity to relay the world class skills that exist in the group to a new generation of shipbuilders. This will not only ensure a skilled class of maritime engineers is being built, but also that a high performance and quality standard is maintained across generations.

With several recent contract wins including the award of the Fleet Solid Support Warship programme, Harland & Wolff is providing long-term and high-quality employment opportunities across the group.

Andrew Jackson, Group Director of Human Resources for Harland & Wolff added:

‘’We are honoured to be able to make a difference to the communities surrounding our sites through our apprenticeship programme.’’

‘’With the signing of the FSS contract, which is revitalising the shipbuilding industry across our sites, it is extremely important that we are able to develop the skills of the younger generation to accommodate the upcoming opportunities.’’

‘’Through this initiative, we aim to not only empower the local economies in the regions we operate in, but also attract prospects of the youth to maritime engineering.’’

Harland & Wolff Group Holdings plc