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Pendennis Shipyard apprentices honoured at awards ceremony

By AliceWright  |  Posted: September 08, 2012

Pendennis graduating apprentices

Pendennis graduating apprentices

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Graduates from the apprenticehip scheme at Pendennis Shipyard in Falmouth have been honoured at an awards ceremony at Falmouth Hotel. 

The four-year scheme, run in conjunction with Cornwall College, is now in its fifteenth year and is highly respected in the industry.

This year's 14 final year graduates started the scheme in 2008 and have worked hard to successfully complete the course and achieve the high standards associated with the scheme. Their achievements were recognised at the ceremony at Falmouth Hotel. 

Four of the students have also been chosen to participate in the week-long final appraisal for the annual Worshipful Company of Shipwrights Queens Silver Medal. This prestigious honour was previously awarded to Pendennis' Tom Clegg in 2010. 

A spokesman for Pendennis said they were delighted at the high level of representation at this year's award – a total of 18 representatives from throughout the UK's shipbuilding industry will attend the assessment course in Kielder Water with the winner announced later this year.

Most of this year's qualified apprentices from Pendennis will go on to full time employment at the yard, continuing the growth and expertise of the its world-class workforce.

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