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Jobs at Berthon

All Berthon jobs are live at the time of publication. Jobs located at Berthon’s Boatyard and office facilities in Lymington.

The successful candidate will be responsible for outboard parts sales as well as distributing our various product ranges to both commercial and retail customers. This position would suit someone who has great customer service skills and a background in marine, parts or retail environments. Specific system & process training will be given.

Job Description & Application

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.

Job Description & Application

Due to expansion and increasing demand for our high-quality services, Berthon has positions available for experienced Shipwrights/Boatbuilders to join our highly skilled team of Shipwrights and their Apprentices on private yachts and commercial refit and repair projects.

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 a range 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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Versadock Sales Assistant

An Assistant Sales role has become available for a leading UK marine brand, specialising in pontoon and dock solutions, working closely with and reporting directly to the Sales Manager.

Based in Hampshire, this is an exciting role for a well-known business. The successful applicant will be responsible for capturing leads, quoting, following up & cementing profitable sales within margin parameters set out by the sales manager and customer satisfaction. This is predominantly a customer-facing role with a strong emphasis on Sales. The role will suit a hard-working and career minded individual who wants to combine their passion for the marine industry with a career. If you can present a friendly and helpful manner at all times and enjoy working within a driven environment this is a very exciting opportunity!

Essential:
• General marine knowledge and a passion for boats is desirable
• Strong communication and presentation skills
• Computer literate, experienced in Microsoft Office
• Excellent organisational and time management skills
• Personable and approachable – via all communication types; emails, phone and face-to-face
• Ambitious and driven, with a positive ‘can-do’ attitude
• Previous sales experience advantageous

 

Salary – c.£25,000 + bonus scheme + generous holidays.

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

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Full Time Marine Parts & Accessories Assistant

BHG Marine established in 1947 is synonymous with the Yamaha brand. Our Lymington Marina based parts business is looking to recruit a parts and accessories assistant. The successful candidate will join a fast-paced small team serving our trade and retail customer base.

Main Duties: The successful candidate will be responsible for outboard parts sales as well as distributing our various product ranges to both commercial and retail customers. This position would suit someone who has great customer service skills and a background in marine, parts or retail environments. Specific system & process training will be given.

The following attributes are essential for this role:

  • Customer service skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Proven track record in a fast-moving environment 
  • Quality control & good record keeping attributes
  • Quick learner, able to work in a close team
  • Great initiative and a hands-on attitude

Duties to include but not limited to:

  • Conduct parts sales over the phone, via email and face to face with both retail and trade customers
  • Process, package and dispatch orders
  • Update the e-commerce website with customer order status
  • Maintain stock records via a computerised system
  • Ensure that all parts are checked upon receipt and marked up accordingly
  • Ensure the stores area is maintained in a clean and efficient way

The following attributes are desirable for this role:

  • Knowledge of or background in mechanical engineering
  • Knowledge of or background in the marine industry
  • Parts sales
  • Logistics
  • E-commerce
  • Graphic design
  • RYA powerboat level 2 / forklift licence / towing licence

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:

Full Time Marine Parts & Accessories Assistant
Berthon Boat Company Limited
The Shipyard, Bath Road
Lymington, Hampshire
SO41 3YL

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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
  • Interest in boating would be a distinct advantage

Reports to

  • Project Manager

Duties and responsibilities (Training will be provided)

  • 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 manage procurement 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

Experienced Shipwrights/Boatbuilders

Due to expansion and increasing demand for our high-quality services, Berthon has positions available for experienced Shipwrights/Boatbuilders to join our highly skilled team of Shipwrights and their Apprentices on private yachts and commercial refit and repair projects.

The following attributes are essential for this role:

  • Recognised Level 3 Boatbuilding Apprenticeship
  • Excellent working knowledge of High-quality composite build and complex repair processes.
  • Ability to work competently with a range of materials including wood and metals
  • Excellent working knowledge of exterior and interior fit out processes
  • Ability to work unsupervised to exacting standards
  • Ability to interpret engineering drawings
  • Be motivated
  • Reliable
  • Have a good eye for detail to produce top quality work
  • Proven Marine industry track record.

The following attributes are desirable for this role:

  • Eye for colour matching for gelcoat repairs
  • Ability to supplement yacht varnishing and finishing processes

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

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 Level 3 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
  • Good working knowledge of outboard 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

We are now inviting applications through our training provider via gov.uk or direct from our website for our 2019 apprenticeship cohort with a start date in September 2019

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:

  • Painter/Sprayer
  • Shipwright

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:

Marine Engineer

If you are applying to be a Marine Engineer you MUST have:

  • A minimum of 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) at A*- C (9-5)  to include Maths at Grade B (6) 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
  • PEO Level 2
  • RYA Powerboat Level 2
  • Functional Skills such as English and Maths
  • 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 (9-5) to include two at A* – B (9-6) 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)
  • PEO Level 2 & NVQ Level 3 in Marine Engineering (Marine Electrical)
  • RYA Powerboat Level 2
  • 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 (9-5)  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)
  • PEO Level 2
  • RYA Powerboat Level 2
  • Functional Skills such as English and Maths
  • 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 (9-3)
  • Have a good eye for attention to detail
  • Initiative and a genuine interest in producing a top quality product

The training you will receive:

  • City & Guilds Level 2 & 3 in Marine Paint Finishing
  • PEO Level 2 & NVQ level 3 in Marine Paint Finishing
  • RYA Powerboat Level 2
  • 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

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
  • RYA powerboat Level 2
  • 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

 

Apprenticeships Shipwrights LogoApprenticeship Funding Available for Marine Businesses

Click the links below to find out about the Apprenticeship Expansion Scheme and to download an application form for Ark Appeal Apprenticeship Scheme Funding.

 

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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

More Information:

Experienced Valeter

Summary

Due to increasing demand Berthon has an immediate opening for experienced Cleaners to join our yacht valeting team at £9.00 per hour (above minimum wage) and the availability of overtime which is paid at time–and-a-half. Branded Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is provided along with a fantastic setting at Lymington Marina, just minutes walking distance from the High Street and Lymington Town railway station.

Essential Attributes:

  • Team player
  • Strong work ethic
  • Attention to detail
  • 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 sailing 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

NB Previous successful applicants have found alternative long term roles and careers at the family-owned Berthon having proven their reliability after working industriously with good time-keeping and a disciplined approach to all tasks. 

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:

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

Download Application Form