General Apprenticeship Scheme
Since 1998 we have seen over 160 young people from the local area enrol on our General Apprenticeship Scheme. This four year course consists of a first year at Cornwall College gaining grounding in all aspects of yacht manufacture and maintenance. The apprentices then spend the next three years at the yard in their chosen trade gaining qualifications and experience. On successful completion of their course, the apprentices often choose to take up positions within the yard and become valued members of our staff.
The next General Apprenticeship programme will start in August 2018, when Pendennis will be offering 12 advanced level apprenticeships. Further details about the course can be found in the brochure below.
Surface Finishing Apprenticeship Scheme
Since June 2005 a new innovative apprenticeship scheme has been developed to focus on training local young people in the skills of surface finishing on yachts of all shapes and sizes. This specialist three year course consists of on-the-job training combined with classroom sessions to train the apprentices to achieve the perfect surface finish on our custom build and refit projects.
The next Surface Finishing Apprenticeship programme will start in 2017, when Pendennis will be looking for 8 trainees. Further details can be found in the brochure below.