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Berthon Apprenticeships

January 28, 2015

Applications for the September 2015 apprentice intake are now being accepted.

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

IT Support

February 25, 2015

To supplement our IT department we are looking for an IT Support person to join the team, focusing on maintaining and developing the current IT environment and systems.

Job Description & Application

Trainee Motor Yacht Broker

February 23, 2015

To join our busy team in the UK office, focusing on the sales of quality motor yachts. The successful applicant will be powerboat and motor yacht mad, have a practical knowledge of motor yachts, and will be very willing to work hard and to learn. Yacht Brokerage is a many faceted occupation and we also place enormous importance on the legal and technical side of the job so the paperwork also really counts, together with team playing and attention to detail. Contact us if you're up to the challenge.

Job Description & Application

Junior Dockmaster

January 14, 2015

Berthon is looking for some Junior Dockmasters to join our busy Marina team to help maintain the standards our marina clients expect, starting in April through our busy summer period.

Job Description & Application

To supplement our team of highly skilled Marine Engineers and their apprentices on refit projects in our modern purpose built facilities and to service the needs of our marina client base working on arrange of sailing and motor yachts as well as maintaining our own company vessels.

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Berthon Apprenticeships

Applications for the September 2015 apprentice intake are now being accepted.

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
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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

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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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IT Support

The IT Support role will be focused on maintaining and developing the current IT environment and systems.

The range of activities will include:

• Windows PC installation and maintenance (networked and stand-alone)
• Printer installation and maintenance (network and desktop)
• Day to day user support and problem resolution
• Network user profiles and security
• Network and server administration and maintenance
• Network storage administration, archiving
• System backup and recovery
• In-house application maintenance and development
• ERP system maintenance and development
• Liaison with external IT support and consultancy

As a member of a 2-person team, the IT Support person will be involved in an increasingly wide range of activities which will develop along with his or her skills and knowledge. Learning will be primarily on the job; however, targeted technical training may be provided as necessary to effectively perform the role.

As we use several MS Access databases to help manage different parts of the business activity, a knowledge of MS Access would be a major advantage.

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 Westwood
it@berthon.co.uk
Berthon Boat Company Limited
The Shipyard, Bath Road
Lymington, Hampshire
SO41 3YL

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Trainee Motor Yacht Broker

Overview of Position:

This is a trainee position at Berthon’s UK HQ working in the motor yacht department assisting with brokerage sales and learning the brokerage process. The Trainee will need to conscientiously build up their product knowledge in this field and may be expected to attend boat shows and events as needed.

Reporting to Sue Grant.

On a day to day basis the trainee broker will be working closely with Hugh Rayner and Ben Toogood but will have a lot of contact with the rest of the Sales Team.

Duties:

These will be undertaken with supervision from more senior members of the team:

  • Spending time to acquire the product knowledge to enable the job to be properly actioned.
  • Gaining thorough product knowledge of the motor yacht market.
  • Learning as much as possible about Windy Boats of Norway
  • Preparing particulars.
  • Contact with yacht owners and yacht purchasers.
  • Assisting in the office with all support work necessary to both sailing yacht and the motor yacht division.
  • Participating in Boat Shows and other events as required.
  • Learning the brokerage process and attending any training courses at the request of the company as should be necessary.
  • Participating in the Weekend duty Rota – Berthon is open 7 days a week.
  • Working with other parts of the business to assist in selling Berthon services across the board.
  • Assisting overseas Berthon offices as required.
  • Any other tasks that may be required to assist with the smooth running of the Sales Division.

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:

Mandy Frend
mandy.frend@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 shift work, incl weekends & Bank Holidays in busy Marina office.

Knowledge, Skills, and Duties

  • 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 multi task in a busy working environment
  • 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 advise to visiting yachts
  • Computer literate, able to process bookings, database’s and accounts (MS Office, Access)
  • Ensure safe handling and storage of monies in the office, issue receipts, and balance sales at close of business each day
  • Process Purchase Orders, and maintain accurate computer records.
  • Able to serve fuel from a floating refueller and complete accounts
  • Be Security and Safety conscious, and ensure the same for all visiting clients and boat owners
  • Ability to Risk Assess whilst completing various tasks, throughout the working day, think ahead and plan for the busy holiday periods.
  • Reasonable DIY skills for general maintenance and cleaning work around the marina, and storage yard.
  • Ability to liaise with other departments of Berthon, such as the Brokerage and Refits group.
  • Able to note and remember boat movements within marina and refit yard

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:

Mike Lee
mike.lee@berthon.co.uk
Berthon Boat Company Limited
The Shipyard, Bath Road
Lymington, Hampshire
SO41 3YL

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Experienced Marine Engineers Required

To supplement our team of highly skilled Marine Engineers and their apprentices on refit projects in our modern purpose built facilities and to service the needs of our marina client base working on a range of sailing and motor yachts as well as maintaining our own company vessels.

The following attributes are essential for this role:

  • Recognised marine engineering apprenticeship
  • Experienced on a range of marine diesel engines, ancillary equipment and propulsion systems
  • Ability to recognise and diagnose system faults
  • Strong mechanical fitting skills
  • Excellent eye for detail
  • Reliable
  • Motivated
  • Ability to work unsupervised to exacting standards
  • Proven Marine industry track record

The following attributes are desirable for this role:

  • Good working knowledge of Volvo Penta, Yanmar and Cummins Marine diesel engines
  • Fabricating in S/S and Aluminium
  • Good working knowledge of hydraulic systems

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

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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

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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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