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Careers at Berthon

 

 

At Berthon, we believe that our history and our people make us what we are today – a family-run business offering exceptional maritime services from our world-class facilities.

Berthon is an innovative and spirited company, committed to your individual development. We are proud to be able to present a compelling range of projects to work on, as well as a variety of career directions for our staff.

Our team takes great pride and satisfaction in the work they do, so bring your passion and skills, we can provide the rest, both now and well into the future.

If you are interested in a career at Berthon we would love to hear from you. Email your CV with a covering letter to: keith.longman@berthon.co.uk.

Berthon is seeking to employ a graduate trainee from an engineering background with a good technical knowledge and a desire to go into project management. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic about boats and wants to work in the UK’s busiest yacht refit, maintenance and repair business. The successful candidates will be organised, presentable and outgoing, keen to advance to the next stage in his or her career. Full training will be given and across different departments. Several previous graduate trainees are still with the company, some in senior positions. In addition to an annual salary, the position offers a notional dividend based on the performance of the company.

Job Description & Application

BHG Marine is part of the Berthon Group. Established in 1947, BHG Marine is a dealer/distributor for a diverse range of leading marine brands, covering products from ribs, fishing and sports boats to tenders and outboards. Our Lymington based sales department are looking to recruit. The successful candidate will join a fast-paced small team serving our trade & retail customer base.

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

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.

Job Description & Application

Managing Broker required by Berthon in France. We seek a motivated and experienced broker to work with us to build this business. The successful applicant will be ambitious, hard working and a team player with fluent French and English as a minimum. There is potential for serious growth in this business for the right candidate and for them to play a leading role in this growth including an equity package and long term career development.

Job Description & Application

Berthon are now inviting applications for apprenticeships starting in September 2021

Berthon has a long history of training apprentices and also supporting the development of apprenticeships across the industry. You will get the opportunity to benefit from a national and international award winning apprenticeship programme that will aid your progression.  As an apprentice you will ‘Earn as you Learn’ with competitive rates of pay as well as a notional dividend and a Berthon pension (both subject to qualification).

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Graduate Trainee: Project Management

Berthon is seeking to employ a graduate trainee from an engineering background with a good technical knowledge and a desire to go into project management. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic about boats and wants to work in the UK’s busiest yacht refit, maintenance and repair business. The successful candidates will be organised, presentable and outgoing, keen to advance to the next stage in his or her career. Full training will be given and across different departments. Several previous graduate trainees are still with the company, some in senior positions. In addition to an annual salary, the position offers a notional dividend based on the performance of the company.

Reports to

  • Head of Department

You will learn to:

  • Follow up enquiries from customers
  • Pursue sales leads
  • Liaise with manufacturers regarding specifications
  • View boats to draw up technical specification
  • Estimate labour and materials
  • Quote customers
  • Follow up customers after quoting
  • Obtain signed orders & deposit payments
  • Schedule work
  • Manage labour, materials & sub-contractors
  • Sea trials and setting to work
  • Familiarisation of new equipment with owner
  • Invoice & 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 allows us to weather the downtimes and we look forward to continued success.

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:

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

Download Application Form

Sales & Product Specialist

BHG Marine is part of the Berthon Group. Established in 1947, BHG Marine is a dealer/distributor for a diverse range of leading marine brands, covering products from ribs, fishing and sports boats to tenders and outboards. Our Lymington based sales department are looking to recruit. The successful candidate will join a fast-paced small team serving our trade & retail customer base.

Main Duties / description: The successful candidate will assist with general sales duties & be responsible for certain product sales in the UK & Europe. This position would suit someone who has great customer service skills & a background in marine & retail environments. Specific system & process training will be given.

The following attributes are essential for this role:

  • Customer service & communication skills.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Good telephone manner.
  • Quick learner, able to work in a close team.
  • Good housekeeping.
  • Great initiative and a hands-on attitude.

Other duties:

Other duties will include process management & attending shows & events. Exemplary customer service skills and attention to detail are essential, we have a large client base, and you will be expected to build professional relationships with all stakeholders. You will be working as part of a tight-knit team in our new Lymington office. This role offers excellent prospects and an exciting opportunity within a well-respected company.

Duties to include but not limited to:

  • Conduct sales over the phone, via email and face to face.
  • Process, package, and dispatch orders.
  • Update the ecommerce website & social media content.
  • Working with the current sales team on all products.
  • Build relationships with current & new suppliers.
  • Work various shows & events.
  • Work Saturdays & Bank holidays on a rota.

The following attributes are desirable for this role:

  • Knowledge of or background in the marine industry.
  • Proven track record / sales experience.
  • Excellent time management.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with autonomy or within a team.
  • Driving licence / RYA powerboat level 2 / forklift licence / towing licence.

We offer:

  • Full time permanent position.
  • 5 weeks paid holiday per year.
  • Pleasant working environment (based in Lymington).
  • Immediate start.
  • Salary dependent on experience + Bonus schemes.

For full details please contact Ben Bradley-Watson on 01590 647416 or email: ben.bradleywatson@berthon.co.uk

 

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:

Ben Bradley-Watson
Berthon Boat Company Limited
The Shipyard, Bath Road
Lymington, Hampshire
SO41 3YL

Download Application Form

Experienced Marine Engineers Required

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 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
  • Fabricating in S/S and Aluminium
  • Good working knowledge of hydraulic systems
  • Good working knowledge of electronic engines

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

Marine Electrical/ Electronics Engineer Required

Due to expansion and increasing demand for our high quality services, Berthon has immediate positions available for experienced Marine Electrical/ Electronic Engineers to join our highly skilled team on major refit and marina based projects.

Knowledge and skills

You must be Apprenticeship time served and have the following attributes:

  • Experienced in marine 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.
    • Furuno
    • Victron
    • Mastervolt
  • 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, repairs and upgrades.
  • Fault diagnosis on a range of engine electronic management systems, navigation systems and battery monitoring systems.
  • Commissioning, dock side trials, sea trials and collection & delivery trips.
  • Able to work on own initiative to provide off-site support to commercial 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

Experienced Rigging Team Leader

Berthon has an immediate position available for an experienced Rigging Team Leader to join our highly skilled workforce working on a wide variety of vessels on our marina and in our modern facilities.

The following attributes are essential for this role:

  • Excellent working knowledge of running and standing rigging
  • Rig Tuning
  • Swaging
  • Splicing and ropework
  • Mast stepping and un-stepping using a variety of lifting tackle and cranes
  • A good head for heights
  • Sailing experience
  • Boat handling experience
  • Ability to work unsupervised to exacting standards
  • Be motivated
  • Reliable
  • Have a good eye for detail to produce top quality work
  • Ability to embrace and communicate a strong safety culture
  • Proven industry track record.
  • A good communicator able to work in a small close knit team.

The following attributes are desirable but not essential for this role:

  • Fabricating in S/S and aluminium
  • Knowledge of hydraulics

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

Boat Valeter

Due to increasing demand Berthon has an immediate opening for experienced Cleaners to join our yacht valeting team at £9.18 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, maintaining fleet of pool vehicles 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:

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

Download Application Form

Managing Broker required by Berthon in France

Overview of Position:

https://www.berthoninternational.com/about-berthon-international/berthon-jobs/managing-broker-required-by-berthon-in-france/

Role:

Managing all aspects of the office at Berthon France with the goal of creating a stable business with solid sales of new Windy Boats, new Pearl Motor Yachts and an effective brokerage operation. The Berthon Sales Group is a collegiate business which adopts a holistic approach to the yachting business; accordingly, team playing, not just in the French office, but with all Berthon’s international sales offices.

Reporting To:
Berthon UK – Sue Grant/Brian May

Duties:

  • Working with the in-place team to ensure the smooth running of the office including management responsibility for current book-keeper and statutory accounting plus other aspects related to the running of an SL in France.
  • Managing the Pearl Motor yachts dealership including marketing, sales and development of the brand in the territory and developing a good relationship with the builder.
  • Working with the current team on the Windy Boats dealership and further developing this aspect of the business including marketing, sales and interface with the builders.
  • Building the brokerage offering for Berthon France to develop this beyond the sales of second hand Windys and some other motor yachts to a rounded brokerage offering, working with the other offices to support them in the territory and growing staff putting in place the needed staffing to assist with this.
  • Focusing on the office environment and ensuring that this reflects the business mission of Berthon France.
  • Networking in the South of France and internationally to acquire the needed contacts to be successful in the brokerage and new yacht sales environment.
  • Building a team of contractors and contacts to focus on the destination proposition of Berthon France, encompassing service, berths, guardiennage, concierge services and other infrastructure that will build on the proposition of buying a new or a second hand yacht from Berthon France.
  • Building the profile of Berthon France via marketing, boat shows, advertising and original ideas, mindful of budget verses revenue. In this you will be assisted by marketing resource available from the UK.
  • Developing a 5 year plan for the development of the business based on its 3 revenue streams – Windy, Pearl and brokerage sales.

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:

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

Download Application Form

Berthon Apprenticeships

Berthon are now inviting applications for apprenticeships starting in September 2021

Berthon has a long history of training apprentices and also supporting the development of apprenticeships across the industry.  You will get the opportunity to benefit from a national and international award winning apprenticeship programme that will aid your progression.  As an apprentice you will ‘Earn as you Learn’ with competitive rates of pay as well as a notional dividend and a Berthon pension (both subject to qualification).

Once you have become competent with all the relevant skills, knowledge and behaviours you will sit an end point assessment as verification that you have met the requirements of the apprenticeship standard. At this point you can gain professional recognition at Eng. Tech level.

If you feel you have the enthusiasm, drive and commitment to complete a 4-year apprenticeship you will have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills in a top quality environment here at Berthon.

Apprenticeships are available in the following disciplines:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Marine Electrical
  • Shipwright
  • Painter/Sprayer

More information about our apprenticeships and how to apply can be found here 

www.berthon.co.uk/about-berthon/apprenticeships

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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