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Deck Rating Apprentice Level 2

  • Associated British Ports
  • London, Westminster
  • £Competitive

Great Opportunity! Working as directed by the Master / Chief Officer to maintain the vessel and equipment in a safe and serviceable condition. Learn the roles and responsibilities of a Deck Rating in the Merchant Navy. Assist in the safe and effective operation of the vessel.

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  • GMFJ Reference
  • Wages
  • Hours
    37.00 per week
  • Date Posted
  • Start Date
  • Approx. Duration
    18 Months

  • Location
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Maritime & Marine Operation
  • Opportunity Type
    Intermediate Level 2
  • Apprenticeship Standard
    Seafarer (deck rating) (ST0274)
  • Employer
    Associated British Ports


Salary £18,525.00

Please use the link to apply: https://careers.abports.co.uk//job-invite/7083/


· Compliance with Safety Management Systems and company Health and Safety requirements/directives

· Report unsafe practices, damages, or potentially dangerous situations to Master to initiate appropriate response

· Participate in vessel Emergency Drills and Exercises as directed

· General maintenance of the vessel

· Watchkeeping Duties

This statement aims to set out the main purpose and accountabilities of the job identified above. It is in no way exhaustive and the jobholder will be expected to carry out any other duties as may be required by their line manager commensurate with their grade/level in the Company and subject to the Company providing any necessary training.

For more information about this vacancy please contact Blackpool and the Fylde College on 01253 504343 (Ref ID: 252041)

Company website : https://www.abports.co.uk/about-abp/who-we-are/


· Ability to adopt a flexible working pattern including working on rostered shift patterns which includes unsociable hours

· Good written and oral communication skills

· Good level of IT skills

· Ability to work under pressure

· A flexible and committed approach to working within a small team that strives to provide a high quality Marine service

Driving Licence

5x GCSEs including English and Maths L5

Must be physically fit and able


The successful candidate will work towards completing the Level 2 Seafarer Deck Rating Standard from the Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education. Delivered by Blackpool and The Fylde College offering expert tuition and exceptional facilities.

Personalised programme

Your B&FC apprenticeship is made up of several different elements and each one reflects your individual abilities and career goals. Our expert tutors and assessors have relevant industry experience and will support you to achieve all your goals.

Off-the-job training

Developing your skills at work is called on-the-job training, 20% of your apprenticeship (equal to one full day a week) will be ‘off-the-job’. This might include attending College, tackling projects, online learning, coaching, shadowing, or training for your job.

Stacks of support

Assessment mostly takes place in the workplace. When you start, you will be allocated a skills coach, who will visit you at least once a month to guide and support you and help you to plan for your future. We will also provide you with specialist support for your English and maths and for any additional needs that you make us aware of.

  • A team player
  • Good communicator
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Flexible and a ‘can do attitude’

Further training and development, plus the opportunity to grow your career with ABP

Things to consider:

  • Once you have successfully completed the program you will be submitted for your End Point Assessment. The EPA is an assessment of all the knowledge, skills, and behaviours you have learned throughout your apprenticeship, it confirms you are ready and competent in the career path you have chosen. These assessments have been designed and developed by employers in the industry to reflect the daily work of the business.

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