Apprentice Marine Engineer JAMES TROOP AND CO LTD

We are advertising for an apprentice that is enthusiastic and keen to learn to gain the accreditation and qualification of marine engineer. The successful candidate will learn from the experienced engineers we have both in the workshop and field based.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Competitive rates will apply to this role and will be monitored along the apprenticeship journey based on progression.

    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

    Monday - Thursday, 8.00am - 4.30pm and Friday, 8.00am - 3.30pm

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    19 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Engine servicing
  • Engine Diagnostics
  • Engine rebuilds
  • Drive servicing
  • Drive rebuilds
  • Drive Diagnostics
  • Engine installations
  • Workshop work
  • On site work

The training you will be getting

  • Bournemouth & Poole College will be the Apprenticeship provider for this Level 3 Apprenticeship
  • Level 3 Marine Engineer Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional Skills in English and Maths as required
  • This is a block release course.
  • The employer will give guidance and support throughoutOff-the-job training must make up at least 20% of the apprentice’s contracted hours, over the total duration of the apprentice’s planned training period
  • This Standard apprenticeship may include Functional Skills in maths and English
  • Some course units covered: Introduction to the marine industry, Servicing and maintenance of marine engines and ancillary systems, Installation, fault diagnosis and repair of marine engines and more.
  • The apprentice will be on program for 4 years and will be undertaking the marine engineering standard.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • The apprentice will be offered a full time employment contract on successfully completing the apprenticeship course

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent Minimum of 4 GCSEs including English & Maths (Grade 4 or above) Essential

Things to consider

We reserve the right to close the vacancy early as necessary. As part of the application process, you will be required to apply to Bournemouth & Poole College to book and attend an academic interview. For course details and to apply:

About the employer

James Troop & Co LTD are a industrial and marine engineering company supplying service and spares to both industries. The company was established in 1867 and is still trading very strongly in its 157th year








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Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Marine engineer

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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