Apprentice Boatbuilder MAGUIRE BOATS LIMITED

We are world class boatbuilders and you will be working alongside a very experienced team, and you will be trained in the latest methods and practices in carbon fibre composite manufacturing. Duties include Co-ordinating with senior team members to plan workloads and eventually taking responsibility for your own work schedules.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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 0700am to 1600 pm. (Exact shifts TBC)

    Total hours per week: 42.50

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

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    23 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

As a composite boatbuilder you will be making all components of the International Moth Class foiling sailing dinghy. You will be using wet lay up and vacuum bag, infusion and pre-preg processes to fabricate hulls, decks, wings, foils and components out of carbon fibre and epoxy resin systems. This will involve seeing products all the way through from preparing the raw materials through the manufacturing stages, trimming, painting, finishing to placing the completed product in a bag to ship to clients Day to day duties will include: Delivering high quality carbon composite products Responsibility for monitoring stock levels Ensuring our high levels of cleanliness and tidiness are maintained If you want to produce carbon composite products to the highest standards, then you are the person we are looking for!

The training you will be getting

Training to be provided. You will be given a full health and safety induction and individual training on all hand and power tools that you will be expected to use. Training will be provided, in house, on all the techniques required to produce our boats. You will be studying at college for a level 3 boat builder apprenticeship qualification. Level 3 Boat Builder Apprenticehsip Standard Functional Skills in English and Maths as required

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

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

Attention to detail, Communication skills, Initiative, Problem solving skills, Team working, Timekeeping


GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSEs including English and Maths (Grade Grade 4 or above) Essential

Things to consider

We can close this vacancy earlier as required. As part of the application process, you will be required to apply and book an academic interview with Bournemouth and Poole College. For course information

About the employer

Builders of Carbon composite foiling sailing dinghies




18 Queensway

New Milton

BH25 5NN

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Training provider


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


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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