Technical Manufacturing Apprentice HENSHAW INFLATABLES LTD

The Technical apprentice will learn the manufacturing skills of working with inflatable and marine products. Involved in construction, fitting, installing and detailing for RIB’s, commercial boats, superyacht’s and defence projects, and marine industry products.

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Closing date: 01 May 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wage TBD based on applicant. Range £6.50-£7.50 Ph (£10,140 - £11,700 annually)

  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday, 07:30 - 15:30.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 May 2023

  • Date posted

    13 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    5 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Stripping and re fitting entire boat projects
  • Building custom projects for superyacht customers
  • Working on military and defence style programmes
  • Bonding inflatable products using complex cut and adhesion methods
  • Manipulating and sculpting foam products for high end customers
  • Installing inflatable collars to new and overhauled boats and RIB’s

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

  • The apprenticeship training is delivered through a combination of workplace learning and regular college attendance
  • This training will teach you the knowledge, skills and behaviours set out in the Lean manufacturing level 2 standard
  • On completion the apprentice will receive the Lean Manufacturing Level 2 Diploma. Functional Skills in maths and English may also be required depending on current level

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • The progression would be into a full-time role with Henshaw as part of our Technical team
  • You could progress into an accomplished role, move onto to be a team leader or supervisor and long term onto more senior positions in the business

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C or 9-4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C or 9-4) Desired

Things to consider

You MUST be prepared to commit to your work and training for the duration of the apprenticeship. You will be required to have a telephone interview with Yeovil College prior to your application being passed on. If a suitable candidate is found prior to the advertised closing date, it may close earlier so please apply early to avoid disappointment.

About the employer

Market leader and worldwide supplier of marine inflatable products. Producing products for a global market including military, defence, commercial, superyacht and civilian customers.




7 The Tythings Commercial Centre



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Training provider



wendy Jenkins


Apprenticeship standard

Lean manufacturing operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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