Kaymac Marine & Civil Engineering Limited is eagerly following the progress of its latest mechanical engineering apprentice, Joel Gillett who is currently in South Africa training towards commercial diver status.


Kaymac Marine & Civil Engineering Limited has operated a unique apprenticeship scheme for the past twenty years.

Sixteen and seventeen year-olds from their local community are taken on as new entrant trainees and put through the scheme which includes three years mechanical engineering apprenticeship, with hands-on training in maintenance of diving and civil engineering mechanical equipment and day release to college; a twelve week commercial diving course in South Africa and a fourth year of apprenticeship on site with a dive team as a ‘baby diver’  to gain experience. On completion the individual is a fully skilled tradesman Commercial Diver with one year’s experience.


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