ShipWeld reaches climax

Published:  24 February, 2014

The UK's best apprentice welders from across the nation's shipyards have been celebrated at a prestigious ceremony. The final of the annual ShipWeld competition, sponsored by ESAB, was held at BAE Systems Maritime – Submarines, Barrow in Furness.

The event culminated with an awards ceremony on November 7, 2013 at Furness College.

The three day event which was hosted in Barrow had two finalists represented from five individual yards throughout the UK:, BAE Systems Maritime - Submarines. Barrow in Furness, BAE Systems Surface Ships Ltd, Clyde., BAE Systems Surface Ships Ltd, Portsmouth, Babcock International Group, Appledore and Babcock International Group, Rosyth. BAE Portsmouth, was given a welcome boost after it won the Team Award and one of its apprentices, Martyn Gale, 22, won the individual accolade.

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