A Merseyside shipbuilding company will unveil 20 new apprentices today as part of their £19 million apprenticeship scheme.

Cammell Laird have said that their scheme is the most significant in the UK maritime industry and in the Northern Powerhouse region.

The company have said that the recruitment process has been the most rigorous ever undertaken and that they are hoping to fill a skills gap in Merseyside and the Maritime industry.

Chief Operating Officer, Tony Graham, said: "We are pleased to be investing in training the next generation of workers and we urge teachers, tutors and families to encourage young people to explore the job opportunities here."

Cammell Laird said they have recruited 270 apprentices since 2008 with an ambition to take on at least 20 more every year.

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