As an apprentice, you will ‘Earn as you Learn’ with competitive rates of pay. If you have the commitment to complete a 4-year apprenticeship you will have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills in a top quality environment at Berthon. As a Marine Electrician you will work on marine electrical engine, parts and support systems.

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

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Closing date: 01 May 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Refer to Employer's website for salary details:

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, times to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2023

  • Date posted

    17 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • As an apprentice you will gather the knowledge and skills working on all marine crafts
  • As an electrician you will be involved in tasks in the boat yard working on engines, parts and systems
  • You will be part of a team that works towards building top quality products

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

  • Marine Electrician Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard
  • City & Guilds 2473 Level 2 & 3 in Marine Electrical incl. Business Improvement techniques (BIT)
  • British Marine Electrical Training (BMET)
  • Marine Electronic Installer (MEI)
  • VHF licence
  • Manufacturers’ technical training including market leaders Raymarine and Garmin
  • Student membership of IMarEST (the marine industry professional body)
  • On successful completion of End Point Assessment apprentices are Eng.Tech ready
  • Sponsored to complete Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award (voluntary)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Successful completion of the Apprenticeship programme including successful outcome on the End Point Assessment
  • Prospect of progression to a higher level qualification
  • Prospect of a permanent position for the right candidate on completion of the Apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Minimum of grade 5 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 6 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Minimum of 5 GCSEs including English & Maths (Grade A*-C / 9-5) Essential

Things to consider

- A strong aptitude for problem-solving and attention to detail. - Evidence of practical electrical/technical hand skills either at school/ college, work or as a hobby. - Travel between employer location and College must be arranged by the apprentice.

About the employer

BERTHON work across defence, commercial and leisure marine sectors. The successful candidate will join a fast-paced team working on service, refit, repair and new installation projects encompassing main engines, generators, propulsion systems, domestic and ancillary systems, pipefitting, hydraulics, fabricating and welding, on private luxury yachts, naval and commercial contracts.




The Shipyard



SO41 3YL

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Training provider



Keith Longman

Apprenticeship standard

Marine electrician

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

The first stage of the selection process is to complete the application form. If selected, you will attend an assessment with our training provider Bournemouth & Poole College.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 01 May 2023