Dalby Offshore have chosen the 2015 apprentices that will work towards and hopefully gain a ‘Workboat Apprenticeship’ in conjunction with 54 North Maritime Training in Whitby.
Chosen applicants were put through an interview process which saw candidates meeting with both Dalby Offshore’s HR Department and 54 North Maritime Training staff.
This year’s apprenticeship saw over 40 application submitted which were then whittled down to 20 applicants who received a questionnaire requesting further information from the candidate, after this process 8 candidates were interviewed by Dalby’s recruitment team and 5 of those 8 were selected to go on to a 2nd interview at 54 North Maritime.
From this Nick Marsay, 18, from Staithes and Chris Baxter, 23, from Scarborough were the chosen two that will start the year long course on the 1st September, both were very excited to hear the news!
Charlotte McNiven, HR Manager for Dalby Offshore who interviewed the candidates as part of the process along with HR Admin Assistant Sadie Osborne says ” We received a lot more applicants this year that not only shows that the interest in the industry is growing but also that people are keen to work in the industry especially for Dalby Offshore. Over the whole process the competition was very tough and the candidates who interviewed were all very good. However it was clear from early on that Nick and Chris both had the drive and commitment required to succeed. We very much look forward to working with the pair over the next year and watching them progress as valued members of the Dalby Team”
Both boys will work closely with our experienced crew and staff, when training offshore putting into practice the work learned in the classroom.
On speaking to both the apprentices after hearing of their success in the application – Chris stated ” I am excited to start my apprenticeship with Dalby offshore, learning new skills which I will put into practice working offshore with my team and hopefully becoming a valued member of Dalby’s rapidly growing business for years to come”
Nick also added “I have always had a keen interest in going to sea and I really appreciate the opportunity Dalby offshore have given me.”
This is the second year Dalby have run this scheme, with last year’s apprentices Josh Goodwill & Lewis Wright both on course to successfully finish in October. Watch this space for the September 2016 application process next year.