Chat with us, powered by LiveChat

Marine Engineering
Level 3 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 like being hands-on and have a passion for all things marine engineering and boat building, this could be the career path for you.

Typical roles that this apprenticeship will support are:

Marine engineer
Engineering Technician
Workshop Supervisor

Chief Engineer
2nd- 4th Engineer

On successful completion of the whole apprenticeship standard, learners will be recognised by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) at ‘Engineering Technician’ (Eng Tech) level.

Marine Engineering Standards Level 3

48 months

City & Guilds

What will you learn?

As a Marine Engineering apprentice, you will get first-hand experience designing and producing layout solutions for a variety of marine craft. You will understand how to read technical drawings, and ensure you understand the intricacies of how each craft operates. You might be marking out materials for an area of a boat, or understanding more about the furnishings, heating and lighting required on each vessel.

Either way, no two days are the same in this profession.

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

  • Legislation and Regulations
  • Maintenance Routines
  • Component Installation & Commission
  • Introduction to the Marine Industry
  • Safety signs
  • Evacuation procedures
  • Common causes of Fires
  • Understanding Technical information and system diagrams

Skills

  • Marine engineering processes and principles
  • Business improvement Techniques
  • Service and maintenance of Marine Engines and Ancillary systems
  • Service and maintenance of Marine Propulsion Systems
  • Safe and effective working in the marine industry
  • Principles of marine construction and components
  • Installation and repair of vessel services
  • Installation, fault diagnosis and repair of marine engines
  • Installation and repair of marine propulsion systems

Behaviours

  • Team building
  • Ownership/Responsibility
  • Developing Self
  • Team working
  • Presentation skills

View apprenticeship
vacancies

Your pathway to success

As a Marine Engineer, you have practical and technical skills, problem-solving ability, a high level of numeracy and teamworking and leadership skills. This allows you to ensure that engines and systems work efficiently and develop and deal with new and emerging technology. There are diverse employment opportunities such as shipyards, boatyards and marinas, merchant navies, defence navies, such as the Royal Navy, the offshore oil and gas industries and mineral extracting companies, classification, and inspection such as Lloyds Register. Marine engineering skills are so diverse and encompassing that they can be adapted to other types of engineering allowing greater career prospects in the future.

If you’re interested in starting your 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.

    Marine Engineering Standards Level 3
    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
    18 months
Awards & Recognitions