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DEVONPORT ROYAL DOCKYARD.
Apprentice Training Scheme

I worked for Devonport Management Limited (DML) who operate the largest and most comprehensive ship repair facility in Western Europe. I joined the company as the private management took over in 1987 and trained as an electrical fitter. I subsequently worked on the shop floor in the companies main electrical factory (which overhauled motor, high energy switch-gear and controllers).

The company operates a four year apprenticeship scheme which includes a variety of college courses providing an extremely high level of vocational training, and can enable suitable candidates to go on to University.

Devonport Royal Dockyard, now owned and operated solely by DML, is a vast complex employing around four thousand staff full time in its maintenance, fabrication and engineering facilities. My final years with the company were within the engineering directorate working as a project engineer. The company is unique in it's ability, to carry out warship and submarine refits on it's single site, and has a growing reputation in the field of refitting luxury yachts to the highest standards (DML is BS 5750 & ISO 9000 accredited).

Devonport Dockyard, originally known as Plymouth Dock, on the Hamoaze (the name for part of the River Tamar), is the largest Naval dockyard in Western Europe and dates from 1693 when a wet and dry dock was built, followed by the construction of workshops, stores, and more docks.

Want to learn more? Why not visit the DML website, www.devonport-royal-dockyard.co.uk or write to the address below.

DEVONPORT MANAGEMENT LIMITED
Devonport Royal Dockyard Ltd,
Plymouth,
PL1 4SG.

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