by tocle on October 22nd, 2014 - Comments Off
(pictured l-r) Will Leedham, Richard Hudd and Sam Perry
Following the recruitment of five apprentices in 2013 A&P has recruited another three new apprentices this year: Will Leedham (18) from Truro who has studied at the Falmouth Marine School for the last 2 years and Richard Hudd (22) from Par near St Austell, and also previously studied at the Falmouth Marine School before working for the MoD at Abbey Wood in Bristol and Royal Mail, both have joined our Fitters department. Sam Perry (20) is from Penryn and has joined the Pipe/Fab department having previously attended Camborne College and worked for Tyrone Snell achieving a level 2 fabrication/welding qualification.
All three are studying and working towards their NVQ Level 3 Framework qualification and looking forward to their futures with the company. A&P Falmouth now has 8 apprentices ranging in age from 19 – 31, and are looking to take on more in 2015.
by tocle on July 15th, 2014 - Comments Off
The second shipment to All as One Orphanage in Sierra Leone is on its way onboard Belt Shipmanagement’s vessel Gypsum Integrity.
A&P Falmouth yard has been collecting sports equipment for several weeks culminating in loading on the vessel in the early hours of 1 July.
Penny Phillips, Executive Assistant at A&P Falmouth, who has co-ordinated the shipment said, “we were told that the kids have no sports equipment and this was needed to ensure they keep fit and stay healthy, so the pressure was on to get everything together by the sailing date. We were also told that the kids would love anything to do with the England Football Team, and as we know, as fate would have it, England were knocked out early in the competition meaning the England kit tumbled in price and we were able to buy a load at half price”.
The local community, local football teams, a sports shop and A&P employees showed their generosity once more and among the items sent out were football strips; an exercise machine, footballs, rugby balls, tennis rackets, badminton rackets, table tennis rackets, a pool table, exercise mats and baseball and cricket equipment.
The photo shows one of the crew of Gypsum Integrity trying out a bike that was also donated, with the donations piled up behind him in the forecastle of the ship.
The first shipment from A&P Falmouth to the All as One Orphanage in Sierra Leone was a container full of toys, which was taken out in November 2013 onboard CSL Argosy, a sister ship to Gypsum Integrity.
by tocle on May 20th, 2014 - Comments Off
Peter Child, Managing Director of A&P Falmouth will be the first to ‘test the ropes’ when a team consisting of office staff and apprentices take the leap of faith for charity.
All as One Orphanage has been A&P Falmouth’s nominated charity for 2014 and all fundraising efforts undertaken are for this one cause.
On 22 May 2014 at 4pm Peter and others will undertake the Sponsored Abseil, and anyone wishing to donate can do so as follows:
by tocle on May 1st, 2014 - Comments Off
A&P Falmouth, in collaboration with Falmouth Art Gallery and two local artists are providing a mural for Falmouth residents and visitors to enjoy.
The concrete blocks which make up a large wall on the County Wharf is being transformed into a giant mural over the next few months, meaning that cruise ship passengers, Tall Ships participants as well as Falmouth town residents and visitors can enjoy a pleasing backdrop as they look across the water to Falmouth Docks.
Vicki Gillow and Juliet Walshe are working on the mural which is made up of large sections of marine plywood which will be fixed to the concrete blocks on County Wharf to depict the work which goes on behind the wall. The mural is being painted using exterior paints and will be given a finish to protect it against the weather. The first 18m section should be on view in the next few weeks.