Pendennis Shipyard is offering free labour to selected local charities and community projects for a week in March.

Equivalent to the Scout’s ‘Bob-A-Job’ week, small groups of Pendennis’ apprentices will be available to provide manual labour, from painting to cleaning, lifting or gardening, for local worthy causes.

The initiative is being promoted as part of the annual National Apprenticeship Week, which this year takes place from March 14-18.

Jill Carr, human resources director, explained: “In the past Pendennis apprentices have taken part in a number of in-house initiatives during National Apprenticeship Week, from charity abseils to director job-swaps.

“This year we wanted to engage more with the local community, which has always been a valuable part of the apprenticeship programme at Pendennis.”

Any interested groups or charities can contact Pendennis on providing a description of required labour needs and information about your charity/group.

Pendennis will then select a range of local projects for the team to be involved with during their ‘Bob-A-Job’ week in March.