31st March 2022
Hull Maritime is shining a spotlight on the young apprentices who are involved in showcasing the city’s rich maritime heritage.
Contractors appointed to help deliver the £30.3m project have committed to supporting the next generation of our local workforce.
Throughout the project, apprentices will play their part in restoring two ships and transforming the city’s Maritime Museum.
Gillian Osgerby, Hull City Council’s Project Director for Hull Maritime. said: “Not only is this project about transforming our maritime treasures, it’s also offering numerous opportunities to enable people learn new skills, gain qualifications and jobs.
“Apprenticeships offer a young person an important path into learning new skills and gain on-the-job experience. They’re also vital for growing local talent.”
Dunston Ship Repairs Limited has so far recruited seven apprentices to restore the Arctic Corsair and Spurn Lightship, learning skills from ship repair to fabrication, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, shipwright, joinery and plumbing.
Tommy Day, age 19 and a Mechanical Engineer apprentice at Dunstons, said: “This is a great opportunity to work within the marine trade that has being a part of Hull’s foundation.”
York based contractor, Simpson who are refurbishing the Maritime Museum have recruited two local apprentices, and still have opportunities for two additional apprentices to work on the Grade 2 listed building. Young people will have the chance to play their part in redeveloping a building into a much-loved museum, showcasing the city’s maritime history. For more information visit their website.
Alfie Wallace, age 15 presently studying at Wolfreton School, said: “It was really interesting to have work experience shadowing the joinery team at the Maritime Museum, I’m really pleased that I have been offered an apprenticeship with Simpson, to be able to learn my trade in such a historic building.”