Pendennis Shipyard has passed a major milestone in its apprenticeship scheme.

Its 200th apprentice was part of the latest intake on its four-year course.

The 14 new apprentices will spend much of the first year at Cornwall College, and will also complete 15 weeks of work experience back at the shipyard.

Following this period, each will select a specialism from Joinery, Electrical, Fabrication or Engineering. They will then work predominantly at Pendennis, spending a further three years developing the high level of skills required to work in the superyacht industry, before graduating into a full-time career at the Falmouth yard.

Over the past 18 years Pendennis has been operating the scheme, over 95% of apprentices have been offered full-time employment at Pendennis upon graduation.

MD, Mike Carr, said: “Our new recruits have a fascinating four years ahead of them, being mentored by some of the most experienced and talented craftspeople within our industry – we are delighted to welcome them to Pendennis to follow in the footsteps of our most recent graduates, some of whom have already won national awards.”