At Pendennis we believe that our people and our history make us what we are today - an award winning international group building and refitting the world’s finest superyachts.

Pendennis is a growing and vibrant company offering excellent benefits and employment conditions ranging from flexible working, Health & Wellbeing classes, onsite gym, pension, social events and much more. We are committed to your individual career development and are proud to be able to offer a range of exciting projects as well as a variety of career directions for all our staff. We also offer competitive rates of pay with emphasis on reward for productivity.

Over the past few years we have received multiple accolades including 'Large Employer of the Year' at the Cornwall Apprenticeship Awards and the 'Training and Development Award' from British Marine. For the past three consecutive years we have also been awarded the Gold Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Workplace Health Award.

We are always looking for experienced, high quality staff with an exceptional work ethic to join our dynamic team. If you are interested in a career with Pendennis, please submit your speculative CV and covering letter through the online submission form below.

Apprenticeship recruitment in 2020

Apprentices are integral to our business, with approximately 80 apprentices currently at different levels and stages of their training at Pendennis. We invest heavily in our apprentices and it is important that we are able to balance our numbers so that we are able to adequately support them within our workforce.  Combined with the Government’s decision this year to close apprenticeship frameworks from July 2020 and change their structure to ‘Apprentice Standards’ which are still under development, we have made the difficult decision to postpone our general apprentice recruitment until we are in a better position to be able to support a new cohort.

We hope that we will be in a position to recruit for our apprenticeships next year. Any extra apprenticeship opportunities will be posted here on our careers page and promoted through our social platforms as and when they arise so please keep an eye on these pages. You can also contact for any apprenticeship related enquiries.

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At Pendennis we know that it’s people and their skills that make us a success in the superyacht building and refitting sector. A strong team is vital and, due to increased workload we are currently recruiting for a Machinist.

The successful candidate will be able to:

• Operate CNC machines – milling and turning – programme/set and operate as well as manual milling and turning.
• Study sample parts, drawings, and engineering information to determine methods and sequences of operations needed to machine parts.
• Identify shortfalls and bring issues to the attention of the Machine Shop Manager.
• Have knowledge of cutting metals including high-grade stainless steels and bronzes.
• Manage own time/workload and record hours accordingly.
• Adhere to H&S processes and maintain a clean working environment and encourage others to do so.
• Maintain and upkeep all the department’s machinery.
• Identify the tooling requirements of the machine shop.
• Communicate well and be able to mentor, advise and educate apprentices and juniors within the team.
• Control and monitor the departmental equipment.

To apply please email a CV and cover letter to: or complete the online form below.

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Fairers / Painters

Due to increased demand, we are currently recruiting individuals with experience in fairing and painting yachts, both when in refit or new construction.

Ideally candidates will be experienced in any or all of the following areas:

• Blasting / corrosion treatment
• Tank / internals painting
• Fairing / re-fairing
• Application of primers
• Longboarding
• DA sanding
• Detail fine lining etc.
• Topcoat application

Candidates must show an excellent work ethic, flexibility and willingness to work as part of a close-knit team, as well as having good attention for detail, cleanliness and health & safety. Competitive rates of pay for suitably proven experience.

To apply please email a CV and cover letter to:, or complete the online form below.

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Online Application Form

If you would like to be considered for current vacancies please post your CV and covering letter to: Personnel, Pendennis Shipyard Ltd., The Docks, Falmouth, TR11 4NR, email or complete the online form below (for further information about our data collection policies please view our ‘Legals’ page).
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