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What can Apprenticeships in the marine engineering, yacht & boatbuilding sector offer you?

Perhaps you are just starting out in your career, or looking to progress or to make a change? Apprenticeships in the world of yacht, boatbuilding and marine engineering offer opportunities to work in innovative and developing environments, working with others that are highly skilled in an established, invaluable industry. You will learn skills and techniques that will provide you with a lifelong vocation.                                                        

At Paragon Skills we offer the latest Apprenticeship standards in this sector. These provide in-depth training that will provide you with valuable skills and excellent career opportunities. These Apprenticeship Standards have been designed by some of the UK's leading marine engineering organisations and established marine experts such as Sunseeker International, Princess Yachts, The Pioneer Sailing Trust and the RNLI.

What do you need to succeed in the boatbuilding and marine engineering sector?

Roles within this sector all have plenty of scope to show your methodical and analytical abilities. You’ll need to be able to think innovatively and have a passion for developing new ideas. You will be given the chance to work in a very established industry that is driven by high calibre individuals.

If you are considering marine engineering Apprenticeships in this sector, then possessing any or all of these skills and interests will be useful to you.

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

Apprenticeships in this sector

  • Level 2 Marina & Boatyard Operative Apprenticeship (Standard)
  • Boatbuilding Level 3 Apprenticeship

    The new Boatbuilder Standard Level 3 Apprenticeship programme has been designed to develop the professional standards required of people working as boatbuilders in the marine industry.

  • Marine Engineering Level 3 Apprenticeship
  • Customer Service Practitioner Level 2 Apprenticeship

    Are you a good communicator and love helping people? Develop the skills you need to become a Customer Service Assistant. Expand your practical knowledge alongside your customer service and 'people' skills, to excel in this energetic and fast-paced industry.

  • Customer Service Specialist Level 3 Apprenticeship

    The Customer Service Specialist Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard will provide you with an excellent platform to increase your skills, knowledge and experience in a customer-facing environment.

  • Sales Executive Level 4 Apprenticeship

    The Sales Executive Level 4 Apprenticeship Standard will provide you with an excellent platform to increase your skills, knowledge and experience in a sales environment.

  • Business Administrator Level 3 Apprenticeship

    Develop the skills your business needs with the Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship Standard

  • Team Leader / Supervisor Level 3 Apprenticeship
  • Operations/Departmental Management Higher Level 5 Apprenticeship

If you are thinking about doing an apprenticeship - go for it! You learn all the skills you would in higher education, and have the opportunity to gain the confidence that comes with applying your skills hands on.

Sophie Deeley


Apprenticeships in boatbuilding and marine engineering are just the beginning…

Apprenticeships teach you the skills that you will need for a long and successful career. Skills in boatbuilding and marine engineering are held in high regard, are continuously sought after and so offer some very positive opportunities for career progression. 

Diverse career opportunities are available in the leisure, small commercial and superyacht industry. Over 4400 companies with a combined worth of nearly £3 billion have a variety of career opportunities that could suit you. The industry is also at the forefront of innovation, pioneering new technology, world renowned craftsmanship and a world leader in design. The marine industry sector also has a long tradition of offering Apprenticeship frameworks as a means of meeting the skills requirements for its sector.

If you would like to learn more about Apprenticeships in engineering and technology, or to discuss the options available to you in this sector, then call Paragon Skills today on 0800 783 2545.