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Pendennis is very proud of its award winning apprenticeships which have trained over 300 young men and women in the key industry trades over the past 25 years. These schemes focus on continual development of our workforce, maintaining the world-class standards which we adhere to in all aspects of a custom build or refit.

Just under one third of the current workforce have been trained by the apprenticeship programme, including many who have progressed to senior positions such as project engineers, trade and project managers.

We will help you to develop your career and yourself. Join us as an apprentice and you’ll be taking the first step on a programme that alongside gaining experience and qualifications will help you to develop a range of other transferable skills to support your working life.

Your continuous professional development is important to you and to us and we will help to guide and support your learning as we follow your progression throughout your apprenticeship.


How does the apprenticeship scheme work?

Our apprenticeships take place at our Falmouth site and will lead to you to achieving nationally recognised qualifications as well as a bright new career here in Cornwall. Your training will normally be delivered in partnership with local training providers and will meet the new National Occupational Apprentice Standards through vocational and classroom-based learning over a four-year programme.

How can you grow with Pendennis?

Your apprenticeship with Pendennis is an introduction to the world of work and gives you the chance to benefit from an award-winning and world-class programme. As an apprentice you will get competitive rates of pay as you are employed from day one, progressing throughout until you graduate as a qualified Tradesperson. On top of your salary an apprentice will also benefit from:

  • A Pendennis pension plan
  • Accredited qualifications
  • Extra-curricular activities include sailing, Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award & opportunities to attend youth leadership awards and activities.
  • Annual awards
  • Community activities
What are we looking for?

Pendennis is about high quality in all that we do and getting an apprenticeship with us may seem daunting, but we would like you to prove that you want the opportunity!

If you are interested in an exciting new career with us there are things that you can do and tell us about to support your application; it’s not just about your grades, for example – work experience with an employer, perhaps you might have spent some time here at Pendennis?

Experiences of working in a team, that could include sports teams, Duke of Edinburgh or maybe a project you have worked on, what interests do you have and why? Are you self-motivated and want to learn? If so, we want to hear from you!

How can you apply?

When we next recruit, we will advertise all apprenticeships on our website, our social media channels and in the local press so make sure you are following us and keep an eye out if you are interested in an apprenticeship with Pendennis. If you have any further queries, please email

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If you have any questions about our apprenticeships or would like further information, please do get in touch.