Harland & Wolff to Host Virtual Careers Day for Newly Acquired Scottish Based Site


Following the recent acquisition of two Scottish based sites, Harland & Wolff, the iconic shipyard with over 160 years of maritime and offshore engineering pedigree, is delighted to be hosting its first Scottish Careers Open Day.

Held via Zoom on Wednesday 31 March at 4pm, the Careers Open Day aims to set a solid workforce foundation at Harland & Wolff (Methil) in preparation for its highly anticipated new contracts. Prospective employees will be able to register to attend by visiting

Group Director of Human Resources, Kelly O’Rourke commented, “we are very excited to be bringing Harland & Wolff to Scotland and are keen to hear from prospective employees as we look to build on our existing workforce across a range of trades and other roles. Joining our two already established sites in Belfast and Appledore, Harland & Wolff (Methil) and Harland & Wolff (Arnish) will work across a range of sectors, with a particular focus on renewables.

As with all our sites, a skilled local workforce is crucial to our success and we want to hear from those in the local areas and across Scotland with the key skills we need. ”Harland & Wolff is a multisite fabrication company, operating in the maritime and offshore industry. Its Belfast yard is one of Europe’s largest heavy engineering facilities, with deep water access, two of Europe’s largest drydocks, ample quay side and vast fabrication halls. As a result of the acquisition of Harland & Wolff (Appledore)in August 2020, the company has been able to capitalise on opportunities at both ends of the ship-repair and shipbuilding markets where this will be significant demand.

In February 2021,the company acquired the assets of two Scottish based yards along the east and west coasts. Now known as Harland & Wolff (Methil) and Harland & Wolff (Arnish), these facilities will focus on fabrication work within the renewable, oil and gas and defence sectors. Harland & Wolff is a wholly-owned subsidiary of InfraStrata plc (AIM: INFA), a London Stock Exchange-listed firm focused on strategic infrastructure projects and physical asset life-cycle management. In addition to Harland & Wolff, it owns the Island magee gas storage project, which is expected to provide 25% of the UK’s natural gas storage capacity and to benefit the Northern Irish economy as a whole when completed.