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Apprenticeship Opportunities

Whether you are preparing to leave school or looking to change careers, the marine industry offers a range of exciting opportunities, a variety of challenges and a spirit of teamwork.

There are a number of apprenticeships offered by marine employers. Please note that the following list is not comprehensive as new Standards are being developed all the time. 

 

 

New apprenticeship standards (these have replaced the framework pathways)

 

Level 3 Boat Builder apprenticeship

 

Level 3 Marine Engineer apprenticeship

 

Level 3 Heritage Engineering Technician apprenticeship

 

Level 3 Composite Technician apprenticeship

 

Level 2 Marina & Boatyard Operative apprenticeship

 

Level 2 Sewing Machinist apprenticeship

 

Level 2 Textile Manufacturing Operative apprenticeship

 

Level 3 Outdoor Activity Instructor apprenticeship

 

Level 2 Engineering Operative apprenticeship (this has a range of specialist options including maintenance role, mechanical, fabrication, technical specialist, materials/finishing, technical support)

 

Level 3 Engineering Technician - maritime defence apprenticeship

 

Level 4 Propulsion Technician apprenticeship

 

Level 3 Marine Electrician 

 

Level 3 Marine Surface Finisher (in development for 2021/22)

Other job occupations where apprenticeship standards currently exist include:

 

  • Stock person
  • Business administrator
  • HR advisor
  • Sales
  • Marketing executive
  • Hospitality supervisor
  • Business improvement technician
  • Welder
  • Customer service practitioner

The Maritime Skills Alliance detail other apprenticeships that are offered in the maritime sector, for example Port Operations Officer, and Workboat Operatives

 

The Institute for Apprenticeships (IfA) provides further information about the contents of the different apprenticeship standards