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Applications for 2016
apprenticeships are now Open.

Apprenticeships National Awards 2012 Winner

Berthon Boat Company Ltd was awarded the title of Medium Employer of the Year at the 2012 Apprenticeship Awards. Opposite is a presentation showing what Berthon can offer new Apprentices. Berthon has opportunities for motivated young persons to join our apprenticeship program. You will receive on the job experience working on prestige private and commercial vessels coupled with City & Guilds and NVQ qualifications provided with the support of our training provider. If you feel you have the enthusiasm, drive and commitment to complete a 4 year apprenticeship you will have the opportunity to ‘Earn as you Learn’ in a top quality environment.

Apprenticeships are available in the following disciplines:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Marine Electrical
  • Shipwright
  • Painter/Sprayer
  • Marina Operative/Boatmover (New for 2014)

The Selection Process

The first stage of the selection process is to complete an Application form.

In order to help your application we recommend you:

  • Gather evidence of your interest in the Marine industry.
  • Gather evidence of any relevant experience you have already gained in your chosen discipline.
  • Gain work experience in the trade you want to apply for either here at Berthon or in another manufacturing environment.
  • Research Berthon and the marine industry and consider why you want an Apprenticeship with Berthon.
  • Stand out from the crowd – the more evidence you can gather the stronger your application will become, this is your opportunity to sell you attributes.

If selected, you will attend an assessment, trade test and interview at our training provider Brockenhurst College. Successful applicants at this stage will then be invited to Berthon for a formal interview and tour of the facilities.

Pre-Requisites for a Berthon Apprenticeship:

Marine Engineer

If you are applying to be a Marine Engineer you MUST have:

  • A minimum of 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) at A*- C to include Maths at Grade B or above and English plus Resistant Materials or relevant science subject
  • A strong aptitude for problem solving and attention to detail
  • Good communication skills

The training you will receive:

  • City & Guilds Level 2 & 3 in Marine Engineering
  • NVQ Level 2 & 3 in Marine Engineering
  • Functional Skills such as: English, Maths, ICT and Communication
  • Various Berthon courses such as: Health & Safety, fixed machinery, manufacturers’ technical training and LEAN manufacturing as applicable

Marine Electrician

If you are applying to be a Marine Electrician you MUST have:

  • 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) at A*- C to include two at A* – B in Maths and English plus a technology or relevant science subject
  • A strong aptitude for Science, Maths and problem solving

The training you will receive:

  • City & Guilds Level 2 & 3 in Marine Engineering (Marine Electrical)
  • NVQ Level 2 & 3 in Marine Engineering (Marine Electrical)
  • Functional Skills such as: English, Maths, ICT and Communication
  • Various Berthon courses such as: Health & Safety, product specific technical training including market leaders Raymarine and Garmin, LEAN manufacturing as applicable

Shipwright (Boat Builder)

If you are applying to be a Shipwright (Boat Builder) you MUST have:

  • 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) at A*- C to include Maths and English plus Resistant Materials or relevant science subject
  • Have a good eye for attention to detail
  • Evidence of working with wood, either at school or as a hobby

The training you will receive:

  • City & Guilds Level 2 & 3 in Marine Engineering (Boatbuilding)
  • NVQ Level 2 & 3 in Marine Engineering (Boatbuilding)
  • Functional Skills such as: English, Maths, ICT and Communication
  • Various Berthon courses such as: Health & Safety, product specific technical training including GRP laminating courses at Southampton Solent University and LEAN manufacturing as applicable

Painter/Sprayer

If you are applying to be a Painter/Sprayer you MUST have:

  • 4 GCSEs (or equivalent) at A*- D
  • Have a good eye for attention to detail
  • Initiative, mind-set and genuine interest in producing a top quality product

The training you will receive:

  • City & Guilds Level 2 & 3 in Marine Engineering (Paint Finishing)
  • NVQ Level 2 & 3 in Marine Engineering (Paint Finishing)
  • Functional Skills such as: English, Maths, ICT and Communication
  • Various Berthon courses such as: Health & Safety, City & Guilds spraying courses held at Berthon, LEAN manufacturing as applicable

Marina Operative/ Boatmover

If you are applying to be a Marina Operative/Boatmover you MUST have:

  • 4 GCSEs (or equivalent) at A*- D to include English and Maths
  • A good knowledge of boat handling skills
  • Initiative and teamwork ethos
  • Commitment to work outside all year round and in all weathers

The training you will receive:

  • SQA Level 2 Diploma in Maritime Studies: Marinas and Boatyards (QCF)
  • Functional Skills such as: English, Maths and ICT
  • Specific machinery training with experience including FLT, Crane, Tractors and boatmovers
  • Various Berthon courses such as: Health & Safety and LEAN manufacturing as applicable

Apprenticeship Contact Information

Contact

Keith Longman
keith.longman@berthon.co.uk
Berthon Boat Company Limited
The Shipyard, Bath Road
Lymington, Hampshire
SO41 3YL

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