Harland & Wolff recently welcomed the Tall Ships Youth Trust, Shimna Integrated College, and Radius Housing to its site as part of ongoing efforts to inspire and educate the next generation of marine engineers. The day was dedicated to showcasing the company’s cutting-edge facilities and providing young visitors with a comprehensive insight into maritime careers.

The event began with an engaging career planning session, where the students explored various pathways and opportunities within the maritime industry. Guided by Harland & Wolff workers who are passionate about the industry and enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge, the session aimed to ignite the students’ interest. The staff’s dedication to apprenticeship programmes was evident as they shared their own experiences of the rewarding nature of marine work, and personal insights into the industry’s evolution over the years, emphasising that the young visitors are the future of Harland & Wolff.

Following the career session, the young visitors were treated to a full tour of Harland & Wolff’s facilities. This tour offered a first-hand look at the company’s busy operations and the exciting projects currently underway. From witnessing advanced engineering processes to learning about the latest maritime technologies, the tour opened the students’ eyes to the site’s vibrant energy and opportunities, promising them a reliable and promising future at Harland & Wolff.

During a networking lunch, the students had the opportunity to interact with the Harland & Wolff team and meet industry experts. This informal setting facilitated meaningful conversations, allowing the young visitors to ask questions, gain valuable insights, and enhance their communication and networking skills, all of which are essential tools for their future careers.

By offering these educational experiences, Harland & Wolff continues to play a pivotal role in supporting the growth and development of Northern Ireland’s maritime sector.

Harland & Wolff looks forward to welcoming more young minds and fostering a new wave of talented marine engineers.