PR Systems Marine Electronics Ltd are seeking a motivated and hardworking team player to join them as an Apprentice Marine Electrician. This opportunity would be ideal for someone who has an interest in this industry. The successful candidate will use their knowledge and understanding to apply their technical and practical skills.

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Closing date: 29 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Pay increase will depend on performance. The successful candidate will receive a tool allowance.

    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 to Friday 9am to 5:30pm, may include travel and evening and weekend work as required.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    22 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Daily duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Installation of new DC and AC systems and equipment
  • Fault finding of DC and AC installations and equipment
  • Navigation system installations, fault finding and commissioning
  • Installation and fault finding of AV systems, satellite and communication systems
  • Working within our chandlery retail outlet to learn about other boat parts and products
  • Working with existing engineers to learn stock control and procurement processes
  • General workshop duties
  • Customer service

The training you will be getting

  • You will be working towards a Level 3 Marine Electrician Apprenticeship Standard
  • You will receive on and off the job training and support from an assessor and an apprenticeship advisor
  • You will be required to attend Falmouth Marine School on a weekly basis as part of the apprenticeship training

Mandatory qualifications:

  • City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Marine Construction, Systems Engineering and Maintenance - all relevant units.
  • City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Marine Electrical Engineering (Advanced) – with the exception of unit 312 learning outcome 5 which is integrated in to the EPA
  • British Marine Electrical Technician (BMET)Level 2
  • Marine Electronics Installer (MEI)
    Level: 2


    Very High Frequency (VHF) License.
    Level: 2

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

On successful completion of the apprenticeship there may be the opportunity to move through the engineer levels and to run your own projects from enquiry to handover.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent IT (Grade 4/C) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 4/C) Desired

Things to consider

The business is located in Mayflower Marina, Plymouth. There are public transport links and there is a small amount of free car parking at the location. The successful candidate will need to be willing and able to attend Falmouth Marine School one day a week during term time.

About the employer

PR Systems Marine Electronics is a business that specialises in supplying and installing all aspects of marine electronics and electrics. We have a small chandlery retail outlet, which means we can help the customer in nearly every part of their boat maintenance, from antifoul to complex electronic system and upgrades. • Marine Electronics and Electrical Installer Dealer • Opportunity for work travel and lifestyle job • Worldwide but primarily South West








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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



01209 617826

Apprenticeship standard

Marine electrician

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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