Please note: This is a pre-requisite of Level 3 roles and is not a standalone positions. A Level 3 role must be selected in conjunction with this position to be completed afterwards.

Reporting to:

The Apprenticeship Supervisor and Manager

Job purpose:

This Apprenticeship will provide a base knowledge in Engineering. This is a mandatory first step into your chosen career
pathway and will lead you on to your chosen specialised apprenticeship. All apprentices in Harland & Wolff will undertake this qualification.
The qualification takes 12-18 months to complete depending on trade and location. You will then move on to your specialised level 3
apprenticeship. The level 3 apprenticeship job descriptions can be found on the website.

What will you learn doing this apprenticeship:

  • Gain hands-on experience through a safe workplace placement, providing vocational training and education.
  • Practical on the job training.
  • One-to-one dedicated mentoring.
  • Shipyard training facilities.
  • Opportunity to earn while you learn.
  • You will attend college as timetabled


  • Learn how to produce components using hand fitting techniques.
  • Learn how to produce sheet metal components and assemblies.
  • Learn how to prepare and use Manual Metal Arc Welding Equipment.
  • Learn how to prepare and use Semi-Automatic MIG, MAG and Flux Cored Arc Welding Equipment.
  • Learn how to wire and test Electrical Equipment and Circuits.
  • Learn how to Assemble and Test Electronic Circuits.

Qualifications and Experience:


  • Hold a minimum a of GCSE grade C/4, National 5 (or Equivalent) in Mathematics and English.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to use your own initiative and a strong drive to succeed are all essential.
  • Enthusiasm and determination to learn.
  • Self-starter and motivated person.
  • Ability to get on with colleagues and customers.
  • Commitment to upholding high health and safety standards.
  • Responsibility, reliability and dedication.

Key Interpersonal/Behavioral Skills:

  • Ability to establish an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal.
  • Effectiveness in identifying possible problems for upward reporting/investigation.
  • Ability to express ideas or facts in a clear manner.
    • Professional and pro-active work ethic.

To apply please fill in an application form and send it to

Job Type: Apprenticeship
Job Location: Appledore Arnish Belfast Methil

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