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Berthon Apprenticeships

October 1, 2014

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.

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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.
  • Filling and fairing and spray application to yacht refinish standards.
  • 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 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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Berthon Apprenticeships

** Applications for 2014 apprenticeships are closed **

Applications for the September 2015 apprentice intake will open in January 2015.

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

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 team work ethos

The training you will receive:

  • City & Guilds Level 2 in Marine Engineering (Marina Operative)
  • NVQ Level 2 in Marine Engineering (Marina Operative)
  • Functional Skills such as: English, Maths, ICT and Communication
  • Various Berthon courses such as: Health & Safety and LEAN manufacturing as applicable. Specific machinery training with experience including FLT, Crane, Tractors and boatmovers
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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

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 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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Wooden Boat Project Manager

To specify, cost, quote, sell, manage and invoice all wooden boat projects, including small repairs, larger refits and complete rebuilds.

Responsibilities include:

  • Following up enquiries from customers
  • Liaising with suppliers regarding specifications
  • Viewing boats to draw up a technical specification
  • Costing labour and materials
  • Quoting customers
  • Obtaining signed orders and deposit payments
  • Managing labour and materials; ie day-to-day man management of team of skilled shipwrights and other trades working on your boats
  • Scheduling work
  • Organizing cleanliness and housekeeping of wooden boat projects
  • Invoicing and the collection of payment

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:

Caroline Gregg
caroline.gregg@berthon.co.uk
Berthon Boat Company Limited
The Shipyard, Bath Road
Lymington, Hampshire
SO41 3YL

Download Application Form