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Berthon Apprenticeships

January 4, 2016

Applications for 2016 apprenticeships are now open.

Berthon has been synonymous with yacht build and boat repairs since 1877, and we have a wealth of knowledge and experience. With 100 craftsmen and state of the art yard facilities in Lymington, Hampshire, Berthon has the ability to deal with all aspects of yacht maintenance, refits and boat repairs. We are also available for yacht construction or fit-out projects at the highest level. Berthon’s apprenticeship scheme has been established for more than 100 years, and many of our craftsmen have been with us throughout their working life.

Apprenticeship Information

Paint Manager

January 4, 2016

Berthon Boat Co Ltd is looking to employ a Paint Manager to specify, cost, quote, sell, manage & invoice all painting operations from complete re-sprays with AwlGrip, International & other 2 pack polyurethane paints, to small components and repairs, varnishing and antifouling.

Closing date - 31st January 2016

Job Description & Application

Junior Dockmaster

February 5, 2016

Berthon is looking for a few Junior Dockmasters to join our busy Marina team to help maintain the standards our marina clients expect, starting prior to Easter through our busy summer period.

Job Description & Application

Winter Collection 2016

A perfect antidote for the winter weather, The Berthon Winter Collection of yachts for sale.

Congratulations Graduating Apprentices

Giving credit where credit is due, we congratulate the graduating Berthon apprentices at this years Boat Show.

Our Apprentices

How apprentice Jack became to be at Berthon

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Berthon Apprenticeships

Applications for 2016 apprenticeships are now open.

Berthon has been synonymous with yacht build and boat repairs since 1877, and we have a wealth of knowledge and experience. With 100 craftsmen and state of the art yard facilities in Lymington, Hampshire, Berthon has the ability to deal with all aspects of yacht maintenance, refits and boat repairs. We are also available for yacht construction or fit-out projects at the highest level. At our recently refurbished Lymington boatyard facilities, the dedication to providing the best service is key to the yards success. Berthon’s apprenticeship scheme has been established for more than 100 years, and many of our craftsmen have been with us throughout their working life.

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
Download Berthon Apprentice Case Study

Apply for Position

If you feel you meet the requisite criteria and want to work in a top quality environment, please apply in writing by sending a completed application form along with your CV to:

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

Download Application Form

Apprenticeship Contact Information

Keith Longman
keith.longman@berthon.co.uk

Berthon Boat Company Limited
The Shipyard, Bath Road
Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 3YL

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Paint Manager

To specify, cost, quote, sell, manage & invoice all painting operations from complete re-sprays with AwlGrip, International & other 2 pack polyurethane paints, to small components and repairs, varnishing and antifouling.

Including:

  • Following up enquiries from customers
  • Liaising with paint manufacturers regarding specifications & application data
  • Viewing boats to draw up technical specification
  • Costing labour and materials
  • Quoting customers
  • Obtaining signed orders & deposit payments
  • Managing labour & materials for all painting jobs
  • Scheduling work through 4 x spray paint booths
  • Managing all painting projects
  • Managing paint compatibility & adhesion tests
  • Recording paint application data
  • Invoicing & the collection of payment
  • Day to day man management of painting team of skilled painters & apprentices
  • Organizing cleanliness, housekeeping, service & maintenance or repairs of all painting equipment & paint facilities.

Closing date – 31st January 2016

Berthon Boat Co Ltd

Berthon Boat Co Ltd is a family business located in the desirable town of Lymington between the Solent and the New Forest.

Amongst its diverse range of activities, Berthon builds & repairs lifeboats for the RNLI, repairs boats for the MoD and has a very active yacht refit business.

Berthon has a solid financial base, with no debt, strong balance sheet, and turnover and profit increasing year-on-year during the recession.

Apply for Position

If you feel you meet the requisite criteria and want to work in a top quality environment, please apply in writing by sending a completed application form along with your CV to:

Dominic May
dominic.may@berthon.co.uk
Berthon Boat Company Limited
The Shipyard, Bath Road
Lymington, Hampshire
SO41 3YL

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Junior Dockmaster

Junior Marina Dockmaster required until end September/October to work part time, shift work, incl weekends & Bank Holidays in busy Marina office.

Knowledge, Skills, and Duties

  • A willing, and  flexible  attitude is required  for this position.
  • Marina/Nautical background and experience preferred, but full training will be given.
  • Basic understanding of the leisure Marine Industry.
  • Ability to work outside in all weather conditions, carry out twice daily berth checks, and ensure boats are adequately secured at all times.
  • Must be flexible and adaptable, and able to multitask in a busy working environment.
  • Must be presentable, with good customer focus and service skills.
  • Good telephone manner and able to communicate using VHF radio and portable UHF radios.
  • Use VHF radio to issue instructions and advice to visiting yachts.
  • Computer literate, able to process bookings and databases.
  • Ensure safe handling of monies in the office.
  • Maintain accurate computer records.
  • To serve petrol and diesel from our floating fuel barge and process sales.
  • Be security and safety conscious.
  • Tasks will include: Marina duties, light gardening, sweeping, and cleaning work around the Marina and boatyard.
  • Candidates should be local to Lymington.

Apply for Position

If you feel you meet the requisite criteria and want to work in a top quality environment, please apply in writing by sending a completed application form along with your CV to:

Dave Street
dave.street@berthon.co.uk
Berthon Boat Company Limited
The Shipyard, Bath Road
Lymington, Hampshire
SO41 3YL

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Experienced Paint Sprayer

To supplement our team of highly skilled painters and their apprentices on new construction and refit projects in our modern purpose built facilities.

The following attributes are essential for this role:

  • 2-pack paint systems
  • Ability to work unsupervised to exacting standards
  • Excellent eye for detail
  • Filling and fairing and spray application to yacht refinish standards
  • Motivated
  • Proven Marine industry track record
  • Reliable

The following attributes are desirable for this role:

  • Good working knowledge of Awlgrip and International 2-pack paint systems.
  • Good working knowledge of hand painting techniques.
    • Interior.
    • Exterior.
    • Varnishing.
    • Antifouling.

Apply for Position

If you feel you meet the requisite criteria and want to work in a top quality environment, please apply in writing by sending a completed application form along with your CV to:

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

Download Application Form
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Experienced Valeter

Summary

Due to increasing demand Berthon has an immediate opening for an experienced Valeter to join our yacht valeting team.

Skills and Experience

Essential Attributes:

  • Team player.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Professional.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Cutting.
  • Polishing.
  • Washing down.
  • Full detailed valeting.
  • Other associated tasks as needed.
  • The role also involves helping to keep our newly refurbished washroom facilities clean and maintaining the ship yard works area.

Apply for Position

If you feel you meet the requisite criteria and want to work in a top quality environment, please apply in writing by sending a completed application form along with your CV to:

Simon Barnett
simon.barnett@berthon.co.uk
Berthon Boat Company Limited
The Shipyard, Bath Road
Lymington, Hampshire
SO41 3YL

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Don’t see your ideal role?

Berthon are always looking for talented individuals to join our team. If you think you have something exceptional to offer but don’t see the perfect role for you listed here, we’d still love to hear from you.

Send Berthon your CV with a covering letter explaining why we’d be crazy not to hire you.

If you are an apprentice time served Shipwright, Marine Engineer, Marine Electrician, Painter or Rigging send your CV and covering letter to – Skilled Shipyard Roles

If you are looking for an office based role of have Marine Project Management experience send your CV and covering letter to –
Office Roles

CV’s will be held on file until suitable positions become available

Apply for Position

If you feel you meet the requisite criteria and want to work in a top quality environment, please apply in writing by sending a completed application form along with your CV to:

Chris Whatley
chris.whatley@berthon.co.uk
Berthon Boat Company Limited
The Shipyard, Bath Road
Lymington, Hampshire
SO41 3YL

Download Application Form