Poole’s largest private employer and Britain’s biggest boat builder, Sunseeker International, is looking to recruit 40 new Apprentice Boat Builders to join the team at its shipyards.
Successful applicants will have the opportunity to kick-start their career in the UK marine industry, learning to become highly skilled in a range of boat construction disciplines, through Sunseeker’s award-winning apprenticeship scheme.
Multiple learning pathways are on offer, comprising carpentry, composites, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and furniture joinery. Taught over four years, the scheme provides paid attendance at the Bournemouth and Poole College’s Marine Technology Centre alongside on-the-job training at its Poole and Portland shipyards.
Earlier this year, two Sunseeker apprentices achieved royal recognition at the annual Worshipful Company of Shipwrights, Queens Silver Medal competition. Louis Castle, an Apprentice Marine Electrician, scooped top prize with Jacob Clarke, an Apprentice Marine Engineer, claiming the runner-up prize. Both Louis and Jacob have now progressed to the Test and Commissioning Team and International Warranty Team respectively.
Alex Bowman, Head of Talent at Sunseeker International, commented: “Apprenticeships are a credible route to a very rewarding career. These new team members will learn the necessary craft skills from experienced boat builders to produce the level of quality and attention to detail that Sunseeker is known for. It really is a brilliant opportunity. Apprenticeships work – not only for the apprentice, for us and the local community and the wider UK marine industry.”
Applications for the Sunseeker Apprenticeship Scheme open on 5 March 2018 and close on 2 April 2018. Applications should be made online by visiting the Sunseeker website www.sunseeker.com/recruitment