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Boatbuilding Apprenticeship

Moody decking services
A fantastic opportunity to complete an industry leading Boat-building apprenticeship with Moody decking services. You'll work with experienced employees to learn all aspects of Boatbuilding and repairing an array of boats.

Moody decking services - Employer

The Moody name has had a history in the marine business for six generations and Moody Decking is an independent business that was developed from the Moody Yachts company. Deck manufacturing was initially carried out as part of the Moody Yachts company, but believing there was a requirement for the production of quality teak decking, Martin and Scott Moody developed an idea to expand deck manufacturing to not just Moody Yachts, but to other yacht builders as well.In the early days of the business they had a small factory in Lower Swanwick, Hampshire and spent time developing their ideas and investing in machinery. They created a method of production whereby a repeatedly accurate deck could be made of any size away from the yacht’s location. Having refined the techniques for deck production, it was decided a larger premises would be needed to enable them to meet the demand their business had created amongst leading yacht manufacturers. Since 2008 Moody Decking has operated from a 2500 square meter modern factory space at Whiteley in Hampshire which houses the deck layout jigs and the modern mill equipment that now includes three CNC router cutters, laser mapping technology, CAD and a skilled workforce.We specialize in designing, building and fitting quality teak decking for production and bespoke yachts of any size.

Our developments in design and production techniques are to meticulous standards and fulfil our commitment that we will enhance the overall appearance and quality of any vessel we work on. We are now looking to expand our quality workforce by taking on some apprentices , please apply to Paragon skills , if you have an interest in this career choice .



48 months

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Job Summary

GBP 168.00
New Vacancy
Maritime & Marine Operation
Moody decking services

Detailed Job Description

While completing a boatbuilding apprenticeship, you will learn all aspects of boatbuilding and repairing small boats. You will be working alongside an experienced workforce learning skills in:

  • Woodwork- Deck fitting,Installation
  • Cutting fibre glass, using specialist tools
  • GRP - Glass-reinforced plastic
  • Lamination
  • Cabin refits and repairs
  • Keels replacement and repair
  • Preparation techniques
  • General joinery repairs on boats

The working week will be Monday to Friday.

Application Process:

  1. APPLY - via GetMyFirstJob using the link provided. Please upload your CV to your profiled
  2. ASSESSMENT - you will be invited to attend one of our assessment sessions at our Fareham Centre
  3. EMPLOYER - you’re CV and application will be sent to the employer for consideration
  4. INTERVIEW - if selected for interview we will be in touch to arrange a date and time.

Requirements and Prospects

Qualifications required

Ideally you should have 5 GCSE’s at A to C grade, however, this is not essential as you will be assessed on Maths and English. You must be in a position to work towards completing a functional skills level 2 by the end of the apprenticeship.

Skills required

Self-motivated with a good work ethic ·

  • Excellent attention to detail ·
  • Able to communicate confidently with colleagues, suppliers and owners ·
  • Good timekeeping ·
  • Able to work within a small team ·
  • A keen interest in the Marine Sector

Personal Qualities

  • Able to follow instructions · some experience,interest in boats.
  • Able to use hand tools ·
  • Able to swim ·
  • Good work ethic
  • Good initiative.

Future prospects

Initially on a Standard Advanced Boat-building apprenticeship, you will continue to complete your Level 3 in years 3 and 4. Upon completion of the apprenticeship, a full time position could be on offer for the right candidate.

Additional Information

Training provided

We have the ENERGY & EXPERIENCE to give you the EDGE in kick starting your career. Our Industry leading Personal Tutor will deliver outstanding teaching and learning to help ENERGISE you to complete your apprenticeship training and leave you confident to EXECUTE tasks to the highest standard.

Our experienced Marine centre in Fareham/ Brightlingsea are currently the only approved centres for delivering this exciting apprenticeship.

During this apprenticeship standard you will complete:

Foundation Phase (months 1-18)

  • Level 2 Foundation Diploma in Boat Building
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths & English

Development Phase (months 18-36)

  • Level 3 Diploma in Boatbuilding

At the end of your studies you will complete an end point assessment, this will include demonstrating repair techniques to a wooden vessel, producing an FRP component and a VIVA competency based interview regarding the work completed during your 4 year apprenticeship.

The current Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW) is £3.70 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. PLEASE NOTE – candidates who meet the employer’s criteria will be put forward for interview as soon as possible, this means that the vacancy could be filled before the advertised closing date. Please apply today to avoid disappointment.

Paragon Skills - Learning Provider

Paragon Skills is one of the top 10 national training providers in the UK. We currently hold a Grade 2 “Good” Ofsted rating and are on a journey to Outstanding. We deliver Apprenticeships and a complimentary range of accredited work based programmes of learning for the services, Marine and automotive sectors.  97% of our apprentices would recommend us to a friend.  

Paragon Skills currently inspires over 3000 learners and supports 1500 employers in achieving their goals

For more information about this vacancy please contact Paragon Skills on 07794067803 or email: (Ref ID:88380)
Paragon Skills

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