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Boat Building & Marine Apprenticeships

Boost your career at a rate of knots

If you’re interested in working in marine, starting with an apprenticeship is the perfect way to start your career.

Whether it’s hands-on Boatbuilding, getting involved in the design or marine craft with Marine Engineering, or supporting the crew at a marina as a Marina and Boatyard Operative, we have a number of courses to help you get started.

We deliver the majority of Marine apprenticeships at our academy site in Bournemouth, where our tutors will show you the ropes in a fully functioning workshop, or onsite at your place of work.

What you need to succeed in the Boat Building & Marine sector

Here are just some of the characteristics that will help you to succeed in your chosen sector:

  • An interest in the marine sector
  • Meticulous approach
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to express new ideas
  • Willingness to learn new skills
  • Passion for problem solving
  • Methodical and analytical
  • An interest in knowing how things work

Who do you want to be?

Each of our apprenticeships have clear progression pathways. Check out the programmes available below for more information on the pathways that are right for you.

Apprenticeships in this sector

  • Level 3 apprenticeship

    The marine industry is at the forefront of innovation, pioneering new technology, world-renowned craftsmanship and a world leader in design.

    There is huge scope for career development in this industry, so if you like being hands-on and have a passion for all things marine engineering and boat building, this could be the career path for you.

    Marine Engineering Standards Level 3
    Up to 48 months City & Guilds
  • Level 2 apprenticeship

    The marine industry is at the forefront of innovation, pioneering new technology, world-renowned craftsmanship and a world leader in design.

    There is huge scope for career development in this industry, so if you dream of working in waterside locations where vessels are built, maintained, docked, or stored while being responsible for the safe, effective and efficient running of your environment, the Marina and Boatyard Operative apprenticeship could be the one for you.

    Level 2 Marina & Boatyard Operative
    Up to 18 months IMarEST

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Joe

Although I have been away on a job out at sea overhauling an 8 cylinder Rolls Royce engine, I have still been able to join in with the lesson and interact with Darren and the rest of the class.

FAQs

Do I have to find a job first?

If you’re not currently employed or looking for a new job, you can apply for apprenticeship vacancies advertised by employers looking to employ an apprentice, as you must be employed to undertake an apprenticeship.

You can view current vacancies here: apprenticeship vacancies

If you already have a job and wish to gain a qualification in that industry as an apprentice, this is possible subject to your employer’s agreement.

Will it cost me anything?

No. Your employer pays your wage and we apply for government funding from the Education and Skills Funding Agency to support the cost of your qualification.
Currently 100% funding is available for apprentices ages 16 – 18 and 90% for those aged 19 + (subject to the employers levy status).

You or your employer can call us to discuss any questions you have regarding funding on 0800 783 2545.

Can I undertake an Apprenticeship with my current employer?

Yes. If you already have a job and wish to gain a nationally recognised qualification in that role, an apprenticeship is a great way to do it. A great way to start is to visit our employing an apprentice page ready to discuss with your employer or give us a call on 0800 783 2545

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