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Jobs at Berthon

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Berthon is seeking an experienced yachtsman or engineer to join our team of 12 existing yacht refit managers. A strong marine engineering knowledge will be an advantage, plus wide experience of larger sailing yachts and/or motor yachts up to 100 feet. The successful candidate will be organised, presentable and outgoing, with experience of dealing with wealthy yacht owners. The position offers a good annual salary, a bonus dependent on personal performance, plus a notional dividend based on the performance of the company.

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

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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Yacht Refit Manager

Berthon is seeking an experienced yachtsman or engineer to join our team of 12 existing yacht refit managers. A strong marine engineering knowledge will be an advantage, plus wide experience of larger sailing yachts and/or motor yachts up to 100 feet. The successful candidate will be organised, presentable and outgoing, with experience of dealing with wealthy yacht owners. The position offers a good annual salary, a bonus dependent on personal performance, plus a notional dividend based on the performance of the company.

Reports to

  • Directors

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Following up enquiries from customers
  • Pursuing sales leads
  • Liaising with manufacturers regarding specifications
  • Viewing boats to draw up technical specification
  • Costing labour and materials
  • Quoting customers
  • Following up customers after quoting
  • Obtaining signed orders & deposit payments
  • Scheduling work
  • Managing labour, materials & sub-contractors
  • Sea trials and setting to work
  • Familiarisation of new equipment with owner
  • Invoicing & the collection of payment
  • After-refit service

Berthon is a family business, and we have no bank debt, investing continuously in our plant, machinery & infrastructure from our retained profits, not by borrowing. We own our 10-acre site and 8 acres of the river. Our conservative approach allowed us to weather the recession and we look forward to continued success with our latest expansion plans.

Applications immediately please, via the application form.

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:

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

Download Application Form

Trainee Project Manager

Amongst a diverse range of activities, Berthon undertakes a number of new construction, rebuild and refit projects in both the commercial boats and yachts.

We are now looking to expand our experienced project management team with the appointment of a junior project manager: the position would ideally suit a newly qualified graduate who has just left university.

Knowledge and skills:

  • Good marine technical knowledge
  • Effective verbal and written communicator
  • Good attention to detail and accuracy
  • An interest in boats

Reports to:

  • Project Manager

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Project plans at both high and detailed level
  • Work instructions and contract paperwork
  • Labour requirements, work schedules and labour deployment
  • 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 re-work plans
  • Monitor and control costs to ensure profitability
  • Provide detailed management reports
  • Sea trials & tests
  • Invoices and claims for payment
  • Accurate up to date record-keeping
  • Wider responsibilities as the job progresses

The position offers an annual salary, a bonus dependent on personal performance, plus a notional dividend based on the performance of the company. Berthon is a family business, and we have no bank debt, investing continuously in our plant, machinery & infrastructure from our retained profits, not by borrowing. We own our 10-acre site and 8 acres of the river. Our conservative approach allowed us to weather the recession and we look forward to continued success with our latest expansion plans.

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:

Dominic May
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

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:

  • 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:

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 and a 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

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
Download Berthon Apprentice Case Study

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 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