New apprentices on board at CLS Offshore, Great Yarmouth

CLS Offshore apprentices

CLS Offshore apprentices - Credit: Archant

Great Yarmouth firm CLS Offshore has selected nine new apprentices to come on board as it continues to expand.

A reception was held for the apprentices and parents at CLS’ Yarmouth headquarters for them to be formally introduced to the company and meet one another.

At the reception Scott McMillan, managing director, welcomed engineering, construction and welding apprentices Curtis MacLeod, Jack Jenner, Justin Leon, Robert Gray, and Shaun MacLeod, along with electrical and instrumentation apprentices Cory Newland, Kingsley Roach and Sam Walker.

The new team join the existing seven apprentices that are half way through their four year apprenticeships working toward their NVQ Level 3 in welding, engineering and construction, having already achieved Level 2.

Due to onshore trade skills shortages CLS are advocates of taking on local apprentices and have recognised the need to add a technical apprenticeship to their portfolio, in the form of the BTEC Level 3 Electrical Electronic Engineering and NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Maintaining Engineering Construction Plant and Systems.

CLS envisages the number of new apprentices joining the company to rise year on year and diversify in the apprenticeships undertaken, in order to support their increasing services lines.