Coronavirus (COVID-19): to find out how we can support you with your apprenticeship including if you have been affected by redundancy, read our updated information.

Carpenter/Boatbuilder Apprenticeship PRINCESS YACHTS LIMITED

Our Boat Builder Apprenticeships are all about working on the designs of our luxury yachts. As an apprentice you will learn skills such as building the internal structure and fit out which include plumbing, bench joinery, outfitting and deck fittings and leads to an Level 3 Apprenticeship Qualification.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 24 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Pay increases each year

  • Working week

    Mon - Thurs 7am - 5pm

    Total hours per week: 38.0

  • Expected duration

    4 Years

  • Possible start date

    29 Aug 2023

  • Date posted

    19 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    15 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The apprenticeship will be based at one of our sites in Plymouth. During your apprenticeship you will study a Level 3 Boatbuilding Standard. The main skills that will be learnt are:

- Statutory regulations and safety requirements
- Using and interpreting data and documentation
- Yacht and boatbuilding assembly and pre assembly
- Principles of boatbuilding technology
- Composite manufacture for marine construction
- Production of external boat components
- Business improvement techniques

Programme benefits:

- Completion of RYA Powerboat Level 2, RYA marine short radio short range certificate, RYA sea survival or First Aid
- On and off the water activities such as residential trips
- Qualifications to enhance learning such as soft skills
- Dedicated workplace mentor
- V40 Hull in the workshop of South Devon College to work on during college
- Princess learning academy

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

Level 3 Boatbuilder Apprenticeship Qualification, this will be at South Devon College. The training will be over 4 years, 1st year will be 4 days per week in college, 2nd, 3rd and 4th year 1 day a week in college and 3 days in the workplace. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Qualified Boat Builder.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C or 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C or 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Design Technology (Grade C or 4) Desired

About the employer

From the outset, our goal has been to meticulously sculpt our yachts around our owners’ enjoyment of them. Such dedication and attention to detail resonates deeply with our Plymouth craftsmen. Over 3,000 people, each possessing a mastery of their skill, fastidiously realise this vision in our shipyards. Through a culture of innovation, our yachts are not only some of the most technically-advanced in the world but also the most beautifully realised.




Coypool Road



You must have JavaScript enabled to view a map of the location


Training provider


Apprenticeship standard


Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

Please apply online, applications close 24/03/2023

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

Apply now

Closing date: 24 Mar 2023