Marine apprenticeships

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The marine industry is at the forefront of innovation, pioneering new technology, world-renowned craftsmanship and a world leader in design. Marine apprenticeships allow individuals to join this exciting industry, or upskill if they are already a part of it and bring new ideas to keep the industry innovating.

The latest apprenticeship programmes have been designed in association with the UK’s leading marine organisations including Sunseeker, Princess Yachts, The Pioneer Sailing Trust and the RNLI.

At Paragon Skills we offer intermediate and advanced level apprenticeships in the boat building & marine sector including the following:

Marine Engineering Level 3 apprenticeship

Marina & Boatyard Operative Level 2 apprenticeship

Our programmes are taught by our expert teams, all of which have industry experience, in your workplace and from our dedicated training facilities in Bournemouth and Fareham.

How we can help your business

We will work in collaboration with you to create tailored apprenticeship programmes, and ensure the training and skills you need can be provided in our state-of-the-art training facilities.

We can also assist in recruiting new employees for your business, helping you to attract and engage with candidates who are right for the role.

Apprenticeships in this sector

  • Level 2 apprenticeship

    This apprenticeship is ideal for any of your employees who work within a marina (including coastal, inland, river, waterway docks, basins with moorings and services for vessels) or a boatyard setting (waterside locations where vessels are built, maintained, docked, or stored) and are responsible for the safe, effective and efficient running of your environment.

    Level 2 Marina & Boatyard Operative
    18 months IMarEST
  • Level 3 apprenticeship

    This apprenticeship is ideal for any of your employees who work on marine craft including yachts, commercial craft and superyachts in a boat building or restoration role.

    These employees will manufacture, assemble, strip, repair and re-build components, learn to install, maintain, fault find and repair marine engines, ancillary systems and equipment.

    Marine Engineering Standards Level 3
    48 months City & Guilds

So far, it has really helped me with my day to day job and I have found that my communication skills have improved. I am finding a balance between learning and working, and manage my time well using the online resources on the learner management tool Bud.

Apprenticeships in boat building & marine are just the beginning…

Developing your business through apprenticeships

We work with thousands of employers across England, delivering outstanding apprenticeship programmes every day. Our employer satisfaction rate stands at 93%, with learner satisfaction at 89%, and our success rates are higher than the industry average.

Our teams are dedicated to enabling employers to realise the benefits apprenticeships will bring their business. Each programme is tailored specifically for your business and each of your employees, ensuring you get the greatest return and results from your investment.

So whether it’s increased productivity, boosted morale, staff retention, filling a skills gap or progressing your star employees, we have a solution that can help. Get in touch to find out more.

If you would like to learn more about boat building and marine apprenticeships and to discuss the options available to you, then contact Paragon Skills today on 0800 783 2545.


How do we employ an apprentice?

We can help you find the right apprentice for your business. If you are looking to employ an apprentice you can learn more about the process on our Employing an apprentice page, or you can call us to discuss your requirements on 0800 783 2545.

How much does apprenticeship training cost?

The cost of an apprenticeship varies and is dependent on the level and Standard or Framework. To find out which Standards or Frameworks best meet your business needs, and the cost of these, speak to your training provider.

How long does an apprenticeship last?

In the sectors we work in, an apprenticeship takes 12 to 48 months, however this can vary depending on the hours worked, the industry sector and level of qualification.

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