Apprentice Boatbuilder White Formula Ltd

A unique experience to complete an industry leading boatbuilding apprenticeship with White Formula UK Ltd and Paragon Skills. You’ll learn how to complete a wide range of boat repairs during this 4 year apprenticeship.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday. Shifts TBC. 40 Hours Per Week

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    4 years

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    22 Jun 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

As an apprentice you will work alongside experienced members of staff and be trained to complete the following tasks:

  • Boat repairs
  • Osmosis
  • Anti-fouling
  • Gel Repairs
  • Restoration projects that include traditional joinery

The working week will be Monday to Friday with a block release week of college classes taking place every 6-8 weeks.

Application Process

  • APPLY - via GetMyFirstJob using the link below. Please upload you CV to your profile
  • ASSESSMENT - you will receive an invite to an assessment session at one of our local venues.
  • EMPLOYER - we will send your application & CV to the employer for consideration
  • INTERVIEW - if you are selected for interview we will contact you to arrange a date and time.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • You will need good communication skills
  • Able to work as part of a team

Personal qualities

  • You will need to be committed, punctual and hard working
  • A genuine ambition to work as a boatbuilder

Qualifications required

Good GCSE or equivalent grades in Maths and English are required, you may need to be prepared to undertake further training to achieve a level 2 standard in maths & english.

Future prospects

This could lead to a full time position at the company as a fully qualified boat builder.

Things to consider

The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year. The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). For more information visit:

About the employer

Hi-Tech Fibre Glass, Kevlar and Carbon mouldings. We have over 40 years experience in moulding composite materials. Our mouldings have reached the depths of the oceans on military submarines to the limits of the skies on British made Helicopters.White Formula also manufacture boats on behalf of many well known companies in the UK. We also sell complete packages, some of which have been designed and developed by our in-house marine team.


White Formula Ltd


Unit 4 Shipyard Estate




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Training provider

We have the ENERGY & EXPERIENCE to give you the EDGE in kick starting your career. Our Industry leading Personal Tutor will deliver outstanding teaching and learning to help ENERGISE you to complete your apprenticeship training and leave you confident to EXECUTE tasks to the highest standard. Our experienced Marine centre in Fareham are currently the only approved centre for delivering this exciting apprenticeship.

During this apprenticeship standard you will complete:

Foundation Phase (months 1-18)

  • Level 2 Foundation Diploma in Boat Building
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths & English

Development Phase (months 18-36)

  • Level 3 Diploma in Boatbuilding

At the end of your studies you will complete an end point assessment, this will include demonstrating repair techniques to a wooden vessel, producing an FRP component and a VIVA competency based interview regarding the work completed during your 4 year apprenticeship.

Apprenticeship framework

Maritime Occupations

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Paragon Skills For Industry


James Duckett

Employer's Application Instructions

Apply via GetMyFirstJob - please use the link below and upload your CV to your profile

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 29 Sep 2017