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Berthon has an immediate position available for an experienced Rigger to join our highly skilled workforce working on a wide variety of vessels in our marina and in our modern facilities.

Job Description & Application

With a long order book, we are now looking to expand our experienced project team with the appointment of a junior project manager; the position would ideally suit a newly qualified graduate or an enthusiastic junior manager looking for a new challenge.

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.

Job Description & Application

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.

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Experienced Rigger

Berthon has an immediate position available for an experienced Rigger to join our highly skilled workforce working on a wide variety of vessels in our marina and in our modern facilities.

The following attributes are essential for this role:

  • Excellent working knowledge of running and standing rigging
  • Rig Tuning
  • Swaging
  • Splicing and ropework
  • Mast stepping and un-stepping using a variety of lifting tackle and cranes
  • A good head for heights
  • Sailing experience
  • Boat handling experience
  • Ability to work unsupervised to exacting standards
  • Be motivated
  • Reliable
  • Have a good eye for detail to produce top quality work
  • Proven industry track record.
  • A good communicator able to work in a small close-knit team.

The following attributes are desirable but not essential for this role:

  • Fabricating in S/S and aluminium
  • Knowledge of hydraulics

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

Download Application Form

Junior Project Manager

Berthon Boat Co Ltd is a family business located in the desirable town of Lymington between the Solent and the New Forest. Amongst a diverse range of activities, Berthon undertakes a number of new construction, rebuild and refit projects in both the commercial and yacht sectors.

With a long order book, we are now looking to expand our experienced project team with the appointment of a junior project manager; the position would ideally suit a newly qualified graduate or an enthusiastic junior manager looking for a new challenge.

Knowledge and skills;

  • Good solid marine technical knowledge
  • Effective verbal and written communicator
  • Good attention to detail and accuracy
  • An interest in boating would be a distinct advantage

Reports to;

  • Project Manager

Duties and responsibilities;

  • Prepare project plans at both high and detailed level
  • Define work instructions and prepare contract paperwork
  • Define labour requirements, schedule work and deploy labour effectively
  • Define material requirements and work with procurement staff to ensure timely delivery
  • Monitor and control progress against plan to ensure timely completion
  • Record and act upon quality issues and prepare rework plans
  • Monitor and control costs to ensure profitability
  • Provide detailed management reports
  • Carry out tests and sea trials
  • Prepare invoices and claims for payment
  • Maintain accurate up to date records
  • Further duties as may be determined for the effective and efficient running of the company

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:

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

Download Application Form

Marine Electrical / Electronics Engineer

Due to expansion and increasing demand for our high quality services, Berthon has an immediate position available for an experienced Marine Electrical/ Electronic Engineer to join our highly skilled team on marina & refit based projects.

Knowledge and skills

You must be Apprenticeship time served and have the following attributes:

  • Experienced in electronic installations and service support of market leaders including
    • Raymarine – the world leader in marine electronics for recreational boating and light commercial marine markets
    • Garmin – the leading GPS manufacturer, number two in the marine market
    • Navico – Distributor of the B&G, Simrad, Lowrance, Northstar, Eagle & MX Marine Brands.
  • Excellent diagnostic skills with the ability to work to exacting standards
  • In depth knowledge of Marine electrical DC and AC systems.

Candidates must be self starters, motivated, reliable have a good eye for detail and proven track record in the leisure or commercial marine industry

Main Duties and responsibilities

  • A wide range of electronic and electrical installations.
  • Fault diagnosis on a range of engine electronic management systems and navigation systems.
  • Commissioning, dock side trials, sea trials, collection and delivery trips.
  • Able to work on own initiative to provide support to customers.
  • A wide range of instrument and wiring upgrades.
  • Working in a team with all trades to produce a quality product to budget and on time.

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

Download Application Form

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

Download Application Form

Berthon Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are now closed for 2017. We will be inviting applications for a September 2018 start in January 2018.

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 yard’s 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:

  • Shipwright
  • Rigger

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 your 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:

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

Rigger

If you are applying to be a rigger you MUST have:

  • 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) at A*-D to include English and Maths
  • A strong interest in Sailing/ Yachting/ Boating
  • A head for heights for working aloft masts
  • Commitment to work outside all year round and in all weathers
  • Ability to follow instructions, enthusiastic with good communication skills

The training you will receive:

  • PEO Level 2
  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Marine Engineering – Rigging
  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Marine Engineering – Rigging
  • Functional skills such as: English, Maths and ICT
  • Specific machinery training with experience including Forklift, Cranes and tractors
  • Various Berthon courses such as: Health & Safety and 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

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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Experienced Paint Sprayers

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

Download Application Form

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
  • Reliable

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Cutting GRP surfaces using power tools and applicable PPE
  • Polishing GRP & painted surfaces with appropriate products
  • Washing down various size yachts and motorboats within the marina
  • Full detailed valeting using appropriate products to create a professional finish (COSHH)
  • 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
Berthon Boat Company Limited
The Shipyard, Bath Road
Lymington, Hampshire
SO41 3YL

Download Application Form