Marine electrical engineering firm, SeaKing Electrical, has signed four new recruits to its apprenticeship programme.

The new apprentices – Josh Brown aged 17, Scott Glover 16, Sean Gillam 16 and Keiran Buckley 18 – will now embark on a two-year extended diploma, NVQ Level 2 and 3, in Electrical Installation alongside a BTEC National Certificate in Electrical Engineering.

Training will be delivered at the Maritime and Engineering College North West (MECNW), part of the Mersey Maritime Group based in Monks Ferry.

SeaKing Electrical Group managing director Dave Gillam said the programme is vital for future proofing the firm and providing the region’s next generation with skills to secure life long employment.

He said: “We see this as a long term investment and want apprentices who show passion and aptitude. In the next two years the apprentices will develop a work based portfolio demonstrating their knowledge, skills and technical ability. The training will involve practical workshops and educational theory work. It’s a terrific opportunity, we will take them on board vessels and show them world renowned shipyards. They will learn about our work across the marine, offshore, industrial, military, commercial and superyacht markets.

MECNW skills director, Terry Weston, said: “SeaKing Electrical carries out impressive work across the global maritime sector requiring in-depth skill and knowledge. It is terrific to see the firm investing in its apprenticeship programme which will greatly benefit the business in years to come with a loyal, young, highly-skilled workforce.”