Marine Apprenticeships

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).

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.

Earn as you learn

Skills for life

Career Progression

THE SELECTION PROCESS

The first stage of the selection process is to complete the application form below

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 Bournemouth & Poole College. Successful applicants at this stage will then be invited to Berthon for a formal interview and tour of the facilities.

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
  • Evidence of practical mechanical hand skills either at school/ college, work or as a hobby
  • Good communication skills

The training you will receive:

  • Marine Engineer apprenticeship standard
  • City & Guilds 2473 Level 2 & 3 in Marine Engineering incl. Business Improvement techniques (BIT)
  • RYA Powerboat Level 2
  • Various Berthon courses such as Health & Safety, fixed machinery,
  • manufacturers’ technical training
  •  LEAN manufacturing as applicable
  • Student membership of IMarEST (the marine industry professional body)
  • On successful completion of End Point Assessment apprentices are Eng.Tech ready

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
  • Evidence of electrical/ technical hand skills either at school/ college, work or as a hobby

The training you will receive:

  • Marine Electrician apprenticeship standard
  • City & Guilds 2473 Level 2 & 3 in Marine Electrical incl. Business Improvement techniques (BIT)
  • British Marine Electrical Training (BMET)
  • Marine Electronic Installers certification (MEI)
  • VHF licence
  • RYA Powerboat Level 2
  • Various Berthon courses such as Health & Safety,
  • Product specific technical training including market leaders Raymarine and Garmin,LEAN manufacturing as applicable
  • Student membership of IMarEST (the marine industry professional body)
  • On successful completion of End Point Assessment apprentices are Eng.Tech ready

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/ college, work or as a hobby

The training you will receive:

  • Boatbuilding apprenticeship standard
  • City & Guilds 2473 Level 2 & 3in  Boatbuilding incl. Business Improvement techniques (BIT)
  • RYA Powerboat Level 2
  • Various Berthon courses such as Health & Safety
  • LEAN manufacturing as applicable
  • Student membership of IMarEST (the marine industry professional body)
  • On successful completion of End Point Assessment apprentices are Eng.Tech ready

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:

  • Marine Surface Finisher apprenticeship standard
  • City & Guilds 2473 Level 2 & 3 in Marine Paint Finishing incl. Business Improvement techniques (BIT)
  • RYA Powerboat Level 2
  • Functional Skills such as English and Maths if required
  • Various Berthon courses such as Health & Safety, City & Guilds spraying courses held at Berthon, LEAN manufacturing as applicable
  • Manufacturers’ product courses such as Alexseal and Jotun
  • Student membership of IMarEST (the marine industry professional body)
  • On successful completion of End Point Assessment apprentices are Eng.Tech ready

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

Apprenticeship Awards

2016 IBI boatbuilder awards – best apprenticeship and training scheme
2014 Semta Skills Awards – Best Apprenticeship scheme (medium employer)
2014 Manufacturer awards – Keith Longman Top 100 inspirational manufacturing leaders
2012/13 New Forest Brilliance in Business awards – Business of the year
2012/13 New Forest Brilliance in Business awards – Developing young people award
2012 National Apprenticeship award winner – Top apprenticeship scheme (medium employer)
2012 South East regional apprenticeship award winner
2011 City & Guilds Top 100 apprenticeship employer
2009 National Apprenticeship award winner – Top apprenticeship scheme (medium employer)
2009 South East regional apprenticeship award winner

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