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Category: Berthon Apprenticeships

National Apprenticeship Week

09 March, 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…

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Berthon Boat Company discuss the importance of Apprenticeships

14 February, 2018

Brian May, Chairman of the Dorset & Solent Apprentice Ambassador Network, discussing the importance of apprenticeships at the recent Worshipful Company of Shipwrights’ annual lectures at Southampton University’s Nuffield Theatre in January 2018.

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Berthon Apprentices at the Queen’s Silver Medal

21 December, 2017

Berthon Apprentice bronze in Queen’s Silver Medal In 1944, His Majesty King George VI, Permanent Master of the Shipwrights’ Company, launched a Silver Medal which was to be granted to the Shipyard Apprentice of the Year. Kenneth Wood was the first to win this prestigious medal and from then on the…

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Berthon Apprenticeships – The Selection Process

30 June, 2017

Berthon has been synonymous with yacht building and repairs since 1877. These days, the Berthon Shipyard completes successful construction, refit, repair and maintenance projects in both the commercial boat and leisure yachting sectors, achieving the highest industry standards. Berthon’s apprenticeship scheme has been established for more than 100 years and…

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The BBC go behind the scenes at the BBC

18 March, 2016

Earlier this week, the day after budget day, Nathan Smith a 3rd year Marine Engineering Apprentice from the Berthon Boat Company (BBC) was invited onto the Victoria Derbyshire sofa to join in the conversation about the impact the budget will have on young people and apprenticeships; very apt as it’s…

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Marine Apprenticeship Graduation 2015

06 October, 2015

The annual Apprenticeship Graduation Awards were held for the 5th time at the Southampton Boat Show, with certificates being handed out by Annie Lush, British Olympics sailor and member of the all-female crew of the Volvo Ocean Race Campaign SCA. Berthon were there in force, a true testament to the…

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Speakers announced for Shipwrights Lectures 2015

03 September, 2015

The Worshipful Company of Shipwrights has released this year’s programme of prestigious speakers. Now in its fifth year, the annual lectures invite industry leaders from the marine sector to inform and inspire younger apprentices, shipwrights and graduates about the breadth, opportunities and career paths available in the UK’s unique and…

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The Adventure Begins

28 March, 2014

The FPB 64’ GREY WOLF left Whangerai, Auckland on Sunday to begin her long voyage home to the Channel Islands, on Sunday 23rd March.  This epic voyage of 12,000 nautical miles is beyond the scope and capability of most motor yachts in terms of distance, weather and sea conditions. The…

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