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Harland & Wolff to host virtual Green Skills Insight Day in partnership with Speakers for Schools

Harland & Wolff, the iconic shipyard with over 160 years of maritime and offshore engineering pedigree is delighted to announce it will be hosting its first virtual green skills insight day in partnership with social mobility charity Speakers for Schools.

Held on 26th April from 9:30am – 12:30pm and titled: Green Skills in the Maritime and Offshore Engineering Industry, the session is open to all young people in state schools aged between 16-19 years old.

Running in line with Green Skills Week, the Harland & Wolff session will provide students with an introduction to the company, its contribution to green skills as well as the many job opportunities on offer.

It will also provide students with a chance to hear from its experienced team and take part in a live green skills Q&A.

Green Skills Week is a Speakers for Schools initiative that offers young people insight days, work experience and inspirational talks to introduce roles in the growing green economy.

Applications to participate in this insight day must be made via the online Speakers for Schools portal.

Students can log in or create a free account on the Speakers for Schools portal here.

Harland & Wolff is a multisite fabrication company, operating in the maritime and offshore industry through five markets: commercial, cruise and ferry, defence, energy and renewables and six services: technical services, fabrication and construction, decommissioning, repair and maintenance, in-service support and conversion.

Its Belfast yard is one of Europe’s largest heavy engineering facilities, with deep water access, two of Europe’s largest drydocks, ample quayside and vast fabrication halls.

As a result of the acquisition of Harland & Wolff (Appledore) in August 2020, the company has been able to capitalise on opportunities at both ends of the ship-repair and shipbuilding markets where there will be significant demand.

In February 2021, the company acquired the assets of two Scottish-based yards along the east and west coasts. Now known as Harland & Wolff (Methil) and Harland & Wolff (Arnish), these facilities will focus on fabrication work within the renewable, energy and defence sectors.

Harland & Wolff is a wholly owned subsidiary of Harland & Wolff Group Holdings plc (previously known as InfraStrata plc), a London Stock Exchange-listed firm. In addition, it also owns the Islandmagee gas storage project, which is expected to provide 25% of the UK’s natural gas storage capacity and to benefit the Northern Irish economy as a whole when completed.

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