Following the recent acquisition of the historic Appledore Shipyard, Harland & Wolff was delighted to welcome over 500 prospective employees alongside North Devon MP, Selaine Saxby as part of its first Careers Open Day.

Held over two days – 10th & 11th September 2020 – the Careers Open Day was a great opportunity to set a solid workforce foundation in preparation for potential new contracts.

“Harland and Wolff (Appledore) has a key role to play as part of an exciting new era for UK shipyards and shipbuilding, supporting UK industry and revitalising economic growth here in the South West,” said InfraStrata’s CEO John Wood.

“A skilled local workforce is crucial to our success and as part of the acquisition. Over the coming weeks we will be welcoming some old faces back into the yard and introducing new employees, ensuring that we have a truly balanced, experienced and well-rounded workforce” he added. 

Located in North Devon at the mouth of the River Torridge, Harland & Wolf (Appledore) has a rich history of shipbuilding. More than 300 vessels have been built here including military craft, bulk carriers, LPG carriers, superyachts, ferries, and oil-industry support vessels.

The site features a 119m long covered drydock as part of the main building yard as well as the adjacent repair, commissioning, and outfitting quays. It closed in March 2019 and was acquired by InfraStrata in August 2020.

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