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150 new apprentices at shipyard

Ferguson Marine Engineering Limited, which was saved from closure two years ago by Clyde Blowers Capital, is set to take on 150 new apprentices. The jobs boost marks the start of Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2016. The announcement was made by Roseanna Cunningham, Cabinet Secretary for Fair Work and the 150 new apprentices will form part of the overall growth strategy of the Inverclyde-based company which is renowned for its shipbuilding and for delivering engineering services across a range of industry sectors.  Ms Cunningham said: “Employing modern apprentices is helping to create a dynamic and experienced workforce to help Scotland’s industries thrive. This announcement of...  Read More


First steel cut on new ferries

The Minister for Transport and Islands has marked the formal start of construction of two new 100-metre ferries for the Clyde and Hebrides network at Ferguson Marine Engineering Limited (FMEL) on the Clyde.  Derek Mackay started the computer-guided laser to cut the ceremonial first steel for the vessels, currently known as Hull 801 and Hull 802, and met some of the workforce who will help build them. The £97 million contract was signed in October 2015, securing around 150 existing jobs in the Port Glasgow and Inverclyde area. New jobs will also be created at the shipyard as a result of FMEL winning the contract, as part of the company’s overall growth strategy. FMEL will undertake the...  Read More

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