We are delighted to announce the launch of the ‘Harland & Wolff Welding Academy’ – a training programme that will lead to a classification society welding certification and full-time employment with us.

Held in partnership with Northern Regional College, the programme will have an element of classroom-based training followed by a two-week placement in the company.

We will be looking for candidates with:

  • A keen interest in the field of engineering
  • Prior welding experience or experience with welding codes that have lapsed and need renewed
  • A level of competence in manual dexterity

Candidates will also only be permitted onto the training programme on successful completion of an initial assessment that will test the skills required.

At present, the training programme will only be available at our Belfast site, with plans to expand the offering to other sites within the near future.

The opening of this Academy comes as we see all of our yards operational and a growing demand for skilled welders for long term employment. Welders joining us will have the opportunity to work across a variety of projects, including wind farm and energy fabrication, shipbuilding and ship repair.

Applications for the programme open on 9th February 2022 at 9am. To apply, prospective employees must send their CV to recruitment@harland-wolff.com.

Steven Wright, General Manager of the Harland & Wolff Belfast shipyard commented: “We are incredibly excited to be able to launch our new Welding Academy at our Belfast site. Continuing to work alongside Northern Regional College, we are committed to developing a pipeline of skills to build for the future. We now look forward to welcoming new talent onto our yard.”