Connor Murphy is in his

Connor joined Red7Marine following his interest in the marine industry, specifically in coastal engineering. His apprenticeship covers both tool-based aspects of the job as well as office CAD design.

Connor comments: “I’ve always had an interest in engineering and the marine industry as a whole. Most of my friends went off to Uni to study but I was keen to gain on the job experience, learning whilst I train.

Since getting the opportunity to work at Red7Marine, I have experienced significant personal growth in many areas, including decision-making, communication, adaptability, and teamwork to name a few.

At Red7Marine, my role as an apprentice fitter entails a diverse range of responsibilities. Some days, I am stationed in the yard, maintaining, and repairing equipment such as power packs, hydraulic rams, and air compressors. On other days, I travel to different sites and perform maintenance and repairs on the company’s jack-up barges. Working at Red7Marine has granted me the opportunity to travel across the UK and explore new locations that I have really enjoyed.

Among the many projects that I have been involved in so far during my time at Red7Marine, my personal favourite has been Project RISSA, where we were responsible for installing three artificial nesting structures off the east coast of Lowestoft for Ørsted. I found the entire concept of the project to be intriguing. Witnessing the project unfold from its inception to completion was great.”

Once I have finished my apprenticeship, I will be a fully qualified Mechatronics Engineer – I look forward to progressing my career with Red7Marine and getting involved with other aspects of the business.”