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Apprentice Workboat Level 3 Workboat Crew CARMET TUG CO LTD

Carmet Tug Company are looking for an apprentice to join our team on the River Mersey, working onboard our tugs and workboats in conjunction with shore-based learning to gain a National Diploma in Workboat studies. Candidates should be able to travel to/from Eastham CH62 0BB daily. Passes at Maths and English at GCSE level 4 or above.

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

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Closing date: 10 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,004.80 to £19,760.00

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    Normal working hours are 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday though there will be extended days and shifts at the weekend. Applicants will have to study away from home in blocks.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 Mar 2028

  • Date posted

    16 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

You will be working on deck to: 

  • Assist in the safe day to day deck operations of tugs and workboats
  • Maintain, service and clean the vessel. Including paintwork and mechanical equipment
  • Operate cranes and winches
  • Set towing equipment 
  • Assist in loading including driving a forklift truck
  • Keep premises and yards clean and tidy

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

You will gain the Level 3 Workboat Crewmember apprenticeship standard.

Qualifications will include:

  • STCW Basic Safety Courses: Personal Survival Techniques, Firefighting and Fire Prevention, Emergency First Aid, Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities
  • STCW[1] Proficiency in Designated Security Duties
  • STCW Navigational Watch Rating Certificate (incl. 2 months statutory sea time)
  • MCA[2] Auxiliary Engine Course (AEC) Parts 1&2
  • MCA Efficient Deck Hand Certificate (incl. 6 months statutory sea time)
  • Marine Hydraulic Loader Crane Operators certificate
  • Slinger and Signaller’s certificate

Study will be block release at a residential course travel accommodation and subsistence will be provided.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Workboat apprentice can progress to Skippering Work Boat and Tugs.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent Maths / English (Grade GCSE - grades 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4) Desired

About the employer

Carmet Tugs is a family business built upon a foundation of family values, we provide a range of towage and workboat services which add immense value to some of the world's largest and most recognisable marine organisations.







CH62 3JQ


0151 327 8018

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Workboat crewmember

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

To apply for this position please send your CV and a covering letter to Carmet Tug Co Ltd:

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

Apply now

Closing date: 10 Mar 2023