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Marina & Boatyard Operative
Level 2 apprenticeship

Who is the apprenticeship for?

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.

Typical roles that this apprenticeship will support are:

Marina and boatyard operative
Marina trainee

Marina and boatyard assistant

Level 2 Marina & Boatyard Operative

18 months

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What will you learn?

Within a marina setting (including coastal, inland, river, waterway docks, basins with moorings and services for vessels), you’ll learn customer service skills to enable engagement with customers, colleagues, external contractors/suppliers and visitors, as well as vessel handling including lifting, launching, high-pressure washing off and the storage of vessels ashore.

With so much going on, there will never be a dull moment.

How will you learn?

Our Personal Tutors will deliver high-quality face-to-face learning and coaching and provide all the resources you will need to progress quickly. Our intuitive learner management system ‘Bud’ will really bring the subject to life through interactive learning tools, access to complementary online resources and relevant social communities, as well as provide real-time information so that you will always know where you’re at in your learner journey.

This apprenticeship will develop your knowledge, skills and behaviours in the following areas:

Knowledge

  • Risk & hazard guidelines
  • Environmental legislation
  • Control measures (minimise risk)
  • Industry products
  • Identify market needs

Skills

  • Safely operate pump-out facilities
  • Fuel calculations
  • Rigging & de-rigging
  • Stock control
  • Swing bridges & locks operation

Behaviours

  • Safety & environmental awareness
  • Customer service
  • Independent working
  • Logical decision making
  • Time management
  • Teamwork

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Your pathway to success

If you are a worker in the marine industry, you may already be involved in the sector and looking to develop your specialist skills and progress further in such roles as Marine Surveyor, Marina Manager, Yacht Broker or Skipper.

The next step in career progression would be to look at management and higher-level apprenticeships.

If you’re interested in starting your Boat Building & Marine career with Paragon Skills, we can help you get there. Get in touch today!

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

Apprentice

Joshua Robbins

This has been one of the most enjoyable experiences of my life and it has given me a unique set of skills to help me further my career in the marine industry. Before I started this course, I had no idea what I wanted to do with regards to my career but now that has completely changed.

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.

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  • 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
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