Scotland's Economy

Ferguson Marine apprentices

November 8, 2019 by No Comments | Category Uncategorized

Economy Secretary Derek Mackay has attended a special ceremony to congratulate sixteen young men and women for completing their apprenticeships at Ferguson Marine shipyard.

The special event in Greenock recognised and celebrated the apprentices’ contribution to work at the yard.

The contract to take Ferguson Marine into public ownership was signed by the Scottish Government last week, with full completion of the contract and the final transaction to take place in the coming weeks.

Mr Mackay said:

“I am delighted to be able to celebrate the achievements of these young apprentices at the start of a bright new future for Ferguson Marine.

“My aim for the past two years has been to complete the vessels, secure the workforce and develop a future for the yard. Apprentices have a huge role to play in helping to make this happen and to be part of the yard’s future.

“While we continue to work with the administrators to bring the yard into public ownership, work on the vessels is progressing. Establishing a revised timetable for the completion of the two ferries also remains one of the main tasks for the management at the shipyard, and we will be able to update further on this shortly.”


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