Apprentice Production and Marine Electrician Engineer Cobra Ribs

We’re offering exciting apprenticeship opportunities to people who are willing to learn and grow as part of a highly respected company. As an apprentice with Cobra RIBs, you will ‘earn as you learn’, as well as receiving “Standards” qualifications with one of the marine industry’s most highly respected boat builders. You will refit and repair boatyards, marinas and specialist marine electrical and marine electronic companies.

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

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Closing date: 01 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Exact shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 42

    (the hours are based on the candidate being over 18)

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    17 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • If you think you have the enthusiasm, drive and commitment to complete a 3-4 year apprenticeship, and would like the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills in a top-quality environment here at Cobra RIBs, then please get in touch.
  • Marine electricians may work for boat manufacturers, refit and repair boatyards, marinas and specialist marine electrical and marine electronic companies.
  • Marine electricians are responsible for performing a range of calculations, using formulae and electrical measuring equipment and galvanic bonding and cathodic protection.
  • Marine electricians are required to maintain effective lines of communication and solve problems relating to the marine electrical and electronic work requirements.
  • They are required to discuss and understand customers’ electrical and electronic requirements and are responsible for undertaking diagnostic and problem solving to identify faults and make repairs.
  • They need to understand navigation systems, radar, radio and communications, helm control systems, alarm and monitoring systems, boat communication systems and interface protocols, including alternating current (ac) and direct currents (dc) distribution and loadings and power generation.

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

  • Level 3 Marine Electrician Standards Apprenticeship.
  • City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Marine Electrical Engineering.
  • Functional Skills in English and maths as required.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • On completion and successful sign off from your apprenticeship, we will all celebrate your Graduation to a fully-fledged marine production engineer.
  • Your progression doesn’t stop there, we will continue with review meetings based on your growth on the skill matrix which is incentive driven with pay increases.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Practical hand skills, Transferable skills


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

Things to consider

Be able to travel to work and college in a timely manner, consider routes of transport.

About the employer

Thriving for over 30 years, our truly British-built RIBs are designed and handcrafted on the beautiful Dorset coast in Christchurch by our extraordinary team. We pride ourselves upon our unique craftmanship, with each member of our passionate team dedicated to ensuring that every Cobra RIBs product is produced to the finest standards. With our fully-customisable RIBs, each one takes us on a new journey. We’re always on the lookout for exceptional people to come on board. Join the adventure.


Cobra Ribs





BH23 4HD

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Marine electrician

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

Apply via Applicants will also be asked to complete a student application form at Bournemouth & Poole College as part of the process. Apply here: You will be asked to attend an interview and assessment at the College as part of the process.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 01 Apr 2023