Investing in people

At Cooney Marine, we understand the importance of training and development.

Our staff need to be the best in the business in order to make the highly technical parts needed by our esteemed customers.

If you think your skills would be a good addition to Cooney Marine, get in touch at:

Apprenticeship Scheme

Cooney Marine Training Academy

We realised there is a shortage of highly skilled marine engineers, so we set up our training academy, new Cooney apprentices join the company every year, this enables us to continue to bring on experienced engineers, and also help the local community.

Our training staff have years of training experience, and our senior Manager used to train apprentices and engineering companies country wide.


We are EAL (awarding body) accredited, EAL are the experts in training and teaching Engineering apprenticeships in the U.K. We are one of the very few companies to be accredited by EAL with their own training academy in the U.K.


We can offer Cooney Marine Apprenticeships in the following areas:

  • Welding and fabrication levels 2 and 3

  • CNC advanced machining

  • Performing Engineering operations level 2

  • NVQ certificates in Inert gas and manual metal arc welding

  • CNC mechanical manufacturing

  • Performing engineering operations

  • We also offer weld training to other companies, specialising in Tig and Mig welding in high-quality Stainless steel.

Apprentice Opportunities


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Tig Welder/ Fabricator

Cooney marine are looking for an experienced Tig welder/fabricator, must be experienced in both stainless steel and Aluminium, and read from engineering drawings, very good rates of pay,

Please contact Kieran on

Machining Apprentice

Cooney marine are looking for a dynamic apprentice to join their esteemed machine shop.

The successful candidate will be trained how to use CNC milling and machining centres.

Advanced engineering qualifications can be earned through the companies apprenticeship programme.


Please e mail,

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Assistant Laser Supervisor

Cooney marline are currently looking for an Assistant Laser supervisor with at least 3 years experience of a CNC laser. Wage up to £13 an hour for the correct candidate.

Please send any CV's to

Metal Polishers

Cooney Marine are looking for 2 semi skilled stainless steel  polishers, experience an advantage although full training will be given, up to £15 per hour for successful candidates

Please send any CV's to

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Apprentice Success Stories

Cooney marines Apprenticeship programme keeps going from strength to strength


We are pleased to announce that Jack Ison has now joined the many fully trained fabricator welders  at Cooney marine, Here Jack is being presented with his advanced certificates by training Manager Kieran McDonnell.

Well done Jack!

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And another success story!


Ruaridh Hart receiving his advanced welding and fabrication certificates from training Manager Kieran Mcdonnell.


Ruaridh is another fully trained apprentice that has come through the Cooney marine apprenticeship programme.


We are always on the lookout for good apprentices, if you are interested please contact Cooney marine.


Well done Ruaridh,