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Dales Marine announces the launch of its Apprentice intake for 2024

Posted: 2nd May 2024

Dales Marine Services Ltd and Dales Marine Services (Greenock) Ltd (Dales Marine) are excited to announce that applications for their highly esteemed apprenticeship programme are now being accepted.

Dales Marine has a longstanding commitment to fostering talent within the ship repair and marine industry. Through collaborations with local schools and colleges, we have inspired numerous students to explore maritime/ship repair as a promising career path.  Dales Marine is proud to have 33 current apprentices undergoing training across our dry dock sites. This year, we are thrilled to offer 12 new apprenticeship positions at our Aberdeen, Leith, and Greenock facilities.

We are seeking ambitious and motivated individuals to join us in mechanical engineering, steelwork and fabrication.  At Dales Marine, we provide tailored training, support, outstanding benefits, and promising career prospects upon completion of the apprenticeship.

Apprentices are welcomed into a four-year apprenticeship programme. This structured initiative entails two years of training, a blend of on-site experience at Dales Marine and academic coursework, and an additional two years of site-focused training.

Commencing their four-year journey in August, the apprentices will work closely with experienced tradespeople, shadowing them in the first two years, with further responsibility in the third year, and ultimately taking a lead position in some work tasks during their fourth year.

Practical experience is emphasised, with steelworkers and fabricators receiving on- and off-site training in various welding techniques, including MIG, TIG, and stick welding. Mechanical engineering apprentices focus on developing skills in areas such as repair work, engine overhauls, hydraulics, propulsion, and thruster maintenance and repairs.

If you aspire to embark on a rewarding career in maritime/ship repair, we encourage you to submit your application before the deadline on June 7th, 2024.  Interviews will be conducted in July, with successful candidates commencing their apprenticeship with Dales Marine in August. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply for these apprenticeship positions through our website

Dales Marine is an equal opportunity employer and see people first and foremost for their potential within the maritime trades.  Dales Marine is committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all and actively encourages applications from females, those with disabilities, or from an ethnic minority background.

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