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Apprenticeship in Marine Boatbuilding

Berthon Boat Company Ltd
Berthon has an opportunity for a Marine Boatbuilding Apprentice. We have major commercial and private contracts, working on yachts and motor boats up to 100ft LOA. Apprentices work in a structured environment learning all aspects of the role.

Berthon Boat Company Ltd - Employer

Berthon has a long history of boat construction and marine engineering in the commercial sector building boats for search and rescue, pilot, patrol, survey and multi-role workboat applications.

We also provide commercial boat repairs, refits, maintenance and in-service support that meet the expectations of our commercial clients and partners.

We have experienced project management teams that fully understand the tough demands placed on workboats within the commercial environment.

Berthon Boat Company Ltd


48 months

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Job Summary

New Vacancy
Engineering & Manufacturing
Berthon Boat Company Ltd

Detailed Job Description

Berthon has an opportunity for a Marine Boatbuilder

We have major commercial and private contracts working on Yachts and Motor boats up to 100ft LOA.

Apprentices work in a structured environment learning all aspects of Marine construction Marine repair Marine fit-out As well as City & Guilds certification and EngTech ready, all boatbuilding apprentices undergo product specific technical training including GRP lay-up at Southampton Solent University.

All Boatbuilding Apprentices will be trained under the new standards created by the Trailblazer Group for Boatbuilding.

Brockenhurst College will be skills testing candidates in May 2018, so early applications are advised.

Requirements and Prospects

Qualifications required

5 GCSEs (equivalent or predicted) at A*-C including Maths and English plus a technology or relevant science subject, or resistant materials or equivalent

Skills required

  • Good practical skills
  • Some evidence of working with wood or other materials desirable
  • Attention to detail

Personal Qualities

  • A good communicator
  • Evidence of working with wood or other materials either at school or as a hobby
  • Attention to detail
  • Good timekeeper
  • Reliable nature

Future prospects

Fully skilled Marine Boatbuilder

Additional Information

Training provided

C&G Level 3 Foundation Development Diploma in Boatbuilding Various Berthon courses such as: Health & Safety, product specific technical training, including GRP laminating courses at Southampton Solent University and LEAN manufacturing as applicable. All completed apprentices will be eligible to apply to be a member of EngTech (regulatory body for the UK engineering profession) Training will be part of the contracted hours agreed that makes up the working week. The successful candidate will undertake an Apprenticeship including both on and off the job training. The college training will be carried out by Brockenhurst College at the Marchwood Construction and Marine Technologies Unit on a day release basis.

"The current National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training."

Brockenhurst College - Learning Provider

Brockenhurst College offers a range of apprenticeships to help candidates discover exciting new career opportunities.
For more information about this vacancy please contact the provider Brockenhurst College on 01590 625589 or email: (Ref ID:82610)
Brockenhurst College


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