A&P Tyne launches recruitment drive for latest intake of apprenticeships

The last shipyard on the Tyne has launched a search for its 2021 intake of apprentices.

A previous intake of A&P apprentices
A previous intake of A&P apprentices

A&P Tyne has a number of Level 3 apprenticeships available across a range of trades including welding, plating, electrical and safety. Successful applicants will commence their training in September 2021.

The company, based in Wagonway Road, said this year, apprenticeship applications are being processed through Tyne North Training and Gateshead College, and links to each can be found on the A&P website.

The scheme is open to anyone aged 16 or over and meet the apprenticeship eligibility criteria.

A previous intake of A&P apprentices

Laura Parker, HR manager for A&P North East, said: “Our apprentices work on high profile projects throughout their apprenticeship and learn their craft from professionals in their respective fields. The vast majority of our apprentices at A&P Tyne have gone straight into permanent employment and many have been able to progress their careers within A&P Group as well as gain further qualifications.”

Keith Henry, managing director for A&P North East, said: “Our management team is committed to building a sustainable future for A&P and we want our apprentices to grow in stature, learn from our current employees and build their lives upon a work ethic that promotes a good team ethos. Apprenticeships are the lifeblood of a business like ours, and we consider it a privilege to nurture the next generation of talent.”

Since the scheme was launched in 2008, A&P Group said it has trained more than 100 apprentices in specialist skills such as engineering, welding, procurement and health and safety and set them on the path for future success.

A&P Group is a leading provider of ship repair, conversion and marine services and heavy engineering expertise.

It operates seven dry docks and extensive fabrication facilities across three locations in the UK, A&P Group also has a business in Australia that provides ship repair services and support to the Royal Australian Navy.

A&P is also involved in a diverse range of fabrication and repair projects across a broad cross section of sectors including defence, marine, oil and gas, subsea, energy, civil and nuclear.

Projects include the fabrication of built modules for the Astute Submarine Class and the prestigious HMS Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carriers, cable carousels, flood barriers, steam turbines, shore side access systems and FPSO upgrades.

If you want to take the first step to becoming an A&P apprentice, visit www.ap-group.co.uk/apprenticeships

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