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National Apprenticeship Week

March 9, 2018

During National Apprenticeship Week we have launched our apprenticeship recruitment campaign for 2018 and our desire to raise awareness of apprenticeship opportunities. Berthon has a mature apprenticeship programme and encourages applications from all that meet the baseline requirements in terms of technical interest and academic ability. However; it is clear that very few women are entering our industry, a trend we would like to see reversed.

Berthon currently has two female apprentices Tayler Lightbourn who is in the final year (fourth) of her shipwright apprenticeship and Stephanie Jung who joined Berthon last September as a marine engineering apprentice.

Tayler commented – ‘The past years have been most enjoyable, I have learnt more than I thought I could and it has also been the most rewarding feeling’.

Steph wanted to specialise in marine engineering and spent a year studying full time at college before joining Berthon’s apprenticeship programme.  She said ‘I’ve learnt a lot in the short time I have been here and I love it’.

Berthon’s apprenticeship program has been established for more than 100 years and today many of our employees have been with us for their entire careers, with others returning after a sojourn elsewhere.

Every year Berthon has multiple openings for motivated young persons to join our apprenticeship program. You receive on the job experience working on prestige private and commercial vessels coupled with City & Guilds and NVQ qualifications along with the aid and assistance of our training provider. If you feel you have the enthusiasm, ambition and dedication to complete a 4-year apprenticeship you will have the opportunity to ‘Earn as you Learn’ in a top quality environment.

For more information about our apprenticeship programs please see our apprenticeships page.

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