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Kaymac proud of trainee diver investment

Leading specialist sub-sea marine engineers, 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.

As a founder member of the Association of Diving Contractors Kaymac Marine & Civil Engineering Limitedhas 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.

The apprenticeship scheme represents a considerable investment on the part of Kaymac. The company says, “The benefits are for the individual, in terms of gaining a marketable qualification and also invaluable real-life experience. We are very proud of our scheme and look forward to congratulating Joel on his return.”

With over three decades of experience, Kaymac Marine and Civil Engineering Ltd provide innovative marine civil engineering solutions to meet the needs of its customers. Exceptional customer focus and deep understanding of its needs has built strategic long-term relationships.

The company is now the largest diving contractor in Wales and the West of England.


Kaymac Marine and Civil Engineering Ltd was a founder member of the Association of Diving Contractors, and has continued as a member for many years. In 2002 it registered with Constructionline, the UK’s register of pre-qualified construction services, achieving and maintaining a Gold award. in May 2003 gained BS EN ISO 9001:2000 and currently maintains BS EN 9001:2015, BS EN 14001:2015 and OHSAS 18001:2007 accreditations for the Supply of Diving and Marine Civil Engineering; showing a continued drive to provide quality services to an ever-widening client base.

The company became Link-up Approved in 2003, maintaining RISQS approval to this day.  There are currently 21 directly employed personnel who hold a PTS qualification for work on Network Rail infrastructure and are sponsored by the Company with the NCCA; the control of personnel engaged in railway site work is an important element of management to ensure the maintenance of competency standards and compliance with regulations applying to working hours, fitness and the misuse of drugs and alcohol.

In 2004 Kaymac Marine and Civil Engineering Ltd joined forces with the Civil Engineering Contractors Association, which lists some of the biggest names in civil engineering as its associate members.

Continued commitment to training of staff and personnel means the company has been accredited with Investors in People since 1996. It also holds Chas, Safecontractor,  UVDB and Building Confidence accreditation..

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