The apprentice & boss job swap - Pendennis Shipyard

Four of Pendennis' company Directors swapped roles with their
Apprentices to learn about the real value and impact of Apprenticeships
for National Apprenticeship Week (#NAW2013), 11th - 15th March.

Shipyard has earned a reputation for excelling in training Apprentices
to work in the superyacht sector, creating custom built yachts and
working on refits of existing 30metre-plus superyachts.

Directors, Mike Carr, Joint MD, Toby Allies, Director of Sales and
Marketing; Stephen Hills, Projects Director; and Charlie Ross,
Operations Director; experienced the daily work life for an apprentice
undertaking job swaps within the fabrication, surface finishing, and
electrical teams. In return, the apprentices, who included Tom
Blewett, a second year Fabricator, Nick Hawling, second year Surface
Finisher, Sam Coltman a third year engineer, and Matt Angove who is a
fourth year Electrician, were given an insight into the workload of the
senior management team at Pendennis.

Local MP Sarah Newton
visited Pendennis for the day to see the job swap in progress. Sarah was
also given the opportunity to get directly involved, working with Luke
Hocking, a third year Joiner undertaking veneering in the joinery

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