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Berthon Apprenticeships

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…

Berthon Apprentices today are the Managers of Tomorrow

May 11, 2021

Berthon apprentices are the managers of tomorrow. Berthon’s mature apprenticeship program has been established for more than 100 years, and today many of our employees have been with us for their entire careers, with others returning after a short exploration elsewhere. Each year there is a new intake choosing to…

Josh Ross wins Electronic Technician of the Year Award

February 9, 2021

Josh Ross wins Electronic Technician of the Year Award We are pleased to announce that Josh Ross, one of Berthon’s 4th year Marine Electrical apprentices, was recently awarded the newly certificated Electronic Technician of the Year by the British Marine Electrical & Electronics Association (BMEEA). Josh has been a model apprentice…

Berthon commits to its apprenticeship training

October 22, 2020

Berthon has offered apprenticeships for more than a century and presently has 17.6% of its workforce is made up of young people learning a chosen trade.  They are a valuable investment in the future of the maritime support industry and an important pillar of Berthon’s operation. Berthon made an early…

Berthon Marine Engineer, wins 2020 Lady Hamlyn award

June 30, 2020

Berthon Marine Engineer Aiden, an ambitious teenager hoping to secure a career in marine engineering has been recognised for a breakthrough year in the industry. Aidan Hinchcliffe, 16, recently won the 2020 Lady Hamlyn award from the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology. The nationwide search celebrates apprentices who…