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Berthon Apprenticeships

International Women’s Day 2022 – Women in the Marine Industry

March 8, 2022

Today is international women’s day, so we are taking the opportunity to highlight the women who work at Berthon, and represent women within the marine industry. It comes as no surprise that the maritime sector originated within a man’s world, and still today, it is a male-dominated industry that is…

National Apprenticeship Week – Build your future

February 16, 2022

Last week was National Apprenticeship Week, which allowed us the opportunity to celebrate our apprentices, to admire the dedication that they show, and highlight the brilliant work that they do. It seems fitting that this year’s theme was ‘Build The Future’ as our apprenticeship scheme has been a pillar of…

The Boat Builders

January 31, 2022

‘The Boat Builders’ is a new body of work by Emily Jo Gibbs currently showing at the St Barbe Museum and Gallery in Lymington, until the 26th of February 2022. It is not every day you see yourself immortalised in textiles and now some of the Berthon team can say…

Berthon’s Marine Apprenticeship Scheme

January 27, 2022

Berthon’s award-winning apprenticeship scheme has been a trailblazer for the marine industry, and a pillar of the company since it began back in 1851. This is not your average marine apprenticeship. At Berthon, you will have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects, from classic wooden boats…

Denis Kitcher retires from Berthon

November 4, 2021

Denis Kitcher retires from Berthon Denis Kitcher has retired from Berthon after an immense 49 years. As one would expect, he first began working at Berthon as an apprentice back in 1972, training as a shipwright joiner, because back then it was mostly woodwork, although, GRP boats were the new…

Berthon welcomes Pendennis apprentices

October 27, 2021

Last week we had the pleasure of welcoming Pendennis Shipyard’s third-year apprentices. Alongside Steve Hancock, their Training Manager and Charlie Ross, Director of Operations, to Berthon for a tour of our facilities. Brian May, Berthon MD, welcomed the group with enthusiasm as they made their way off the coach. Due…


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