APCL Group Apprenticeship Update.

20 Sep 2023

A&P Group and Cammell Laird’s 2023 recruitment programme was a resounding success, with the company offering over 80 apprenticeship places across its North East, North West and South West businesses.

Together, A&P and Cammell Laird recruit at least 75 apprentices each year and the vast majority have gone straight into full-time, permanent employment upon completion of their initial training.

At Cammell Laird, over 40 apprentices have now moved up into the second year of their apprenticeship - after spending their first year at The Engineering College learning the foundations of their trade alongside skilled tutors.

In Falmouth, A&P was recently awarded ‘Large Employer of the Year’ in the Cornwall Apprenticeship Awards. Frankie Thomas, apprentice pipeworker, was also shortlisted and ‘Highly Commended’ in the category of Engineering & Manufacturing Apprentice of the Year Award.

David McGinley, CEO, said: “Apprenticeships are the lifeblood of a business like ours, and we consider it a privilege to nurture the next generation of talent. I am delighted to see such enthusiasm from young people wanting to achieve careers in the maritime sector and engineering across a wide variety of trades.

I look forward to seeing them establish successful careers with the company and in addition, along with all apprentices across the business, playing their part in driving our business transformation strategy over the coming years.

Many of our apprentices go straight into full-time employment after completing their apprenticeships and have been able to progress their careers with A&P and Cammell Laird - including up to director level - as well as gain further qualifications.”