An Exceptional Apprenticeship

Working hand in hand with West College Scotland, we have been able to afford our growing number of Modern Apprentices the opportunity to absorb the disciplines and value of learning, mixed with the practical experience of one-to-one mentoring within the shipyard.

After three years of mixed college and shipyard experience, they have the opportunity to progress on to higher education. All apprentices work in the yard with experienced mentors, developing knowledge, gaining practical experience and honing all-important interpersonal skills.

We have also successfully extended the Apprenticeship programme to Graduate level, creating the opportunity to obtain further education up to Masters level. This was recognised by Investors in Young People (IIYP) who awarded Ferguson Marine IIYP Silver level accredition in November 2018.

Our award-winning apprenticeship scheme has been crucial in achieving our growth aims and we can’t wait to see their progress as they rise through the ranks at Ferguson Marine.

We are now recruiting for Steelwork Apprentices to join our 2019 Modern Apprenticeship Programme.  These apprenticeships will be in fabrication or welding.

Applicants should have achieved or be expecting to achieve by August 2019 National 5s (or equivalent) in the following subjects:

  • Maths
  • English
  • Science or Technical

Anyone who is interested in applying for an apprenticeship should email apprenticeships@fergusonmarine.comto request an application form by Friday 3 May 2019.

Please note that only applications for an apprenticeship in fabrication or welding will be considered at this time.

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