Marine Engineer Apprentice

Parkstone Bay Marina


Closes on Saturday 31 August

Posted on 26 June 2024


As an Apprentice you will work through a range of different activities to develop the knowledge, skills, and behaviours required of a Marine Engineer. The tasks are interesting and varied and extend across a range of processes and activity.

Annual wage
£11,648 a year

Minimum wage rates (opens in new tab)

The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Marine engineer (level 3)
Monday to Friday between 8am to 4pm.

35 hours a week

Possible start date

Sunday 1 September


3 Years 6 Months

Positions available



As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

L3 Marine Engineer.

After a period of foundation skills and technical knowledge all apprentices will be required to achieve a level 2 Diploma in Marine Engineering (Foundation) and level 3 Diploma in Marine Engineering (Advanced) before taking the end-point assessment.

Functional Skills in English and Maths up to L2 as required.

Where you’ll work





BH14 8EW


An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation


Your training course

Marine engineer (level 3)

Equal to A level

Course contents
  • Prepare for meetings and discussions
  • Communicate marine engineering principles, concepts and processes relevant to the customer using appropriate listening, questioning, non-verbal communication, recording and presentation techniques
  • Use appropriate marine and engineering terminology
  • Make recommendations to ensure optimal performance of boats
  • Comply with quality, health and safety and environmental regulations
  • Prepare the work area in order to conduct marine engineering activities
  • Select, use, maintain and store equipment and tools spanners, socket sets, screwdrivers, power tools
  • Follow and maintain work procedures, method statements and production records
  • Work efficiently and effectively
  • Consider sustainability and environmental impacts when making, safety, quality and cost decisions
  • Use mathematical techniques, formulae, and calculations in marine engineering processes
  • Design layout of marine system or component
  • Interpret designer’s plans and engineering data, drawings and documentation
  • Finalise time and cost of the work to be done
  • Select/ maintain/ store appropriate equipment and materials
  • Select/make/use appropriate engineering jigs, templates and tooling
  • Select and use calibrated and measuring engineering tools
  • Select, source and use a variety of precision data charts and reference tables
  • Practical and safe use of tools, materials and equipment
  • Safe uses of jigs, templates and tooling
  • Measure and mark out to carry out precision machining and hand fitting processes
  • Use hand tools to cut, drill, shape and finish components to tolerances
  • Move components using appropriate safe methods and equipment
  • Assemble, remove, overhaul and refit marine engineering components, sub-assemblies and systems using appropriate machinery, equipment, tools and materials
  • Check/inspect components for robustness, fit and tolerances
  • Shape, fabricate, manipulate and precision alignment of marine engineering components and materials to accepted tolerances
  • Conduct/undertake planned or routine maintenance to required specification
  • Check/test/diagnose marine engineering components to company and manufacturing standards
  • Complete required organisational and manufacturer’s documentation
  • Apply safety and social responsibility practices when working at sea
  • Check installation meets required operational standards and is free from defects
  • Commission and test systems
  • Complete necessary documentation and company protocols
  • Undertake basic crew roles
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.


    Essential qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • Minimum of 5 GCSEs including English & Maths (grade 4 or above)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.


    • Communication skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Customer care skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Team working

    Other requirements

    As part of the application process, you will be required to apply directly to Bournemouth and Poole College in order to attend an academic interview.

    About this company

    Parkstone Bay is a family run group of companies, based around the Marine industry. We are a dynamic and enthusiastic team, with an ethos of great customer service, environmental awareness, and efficiency. (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    Progression to Full Time employment.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Lana Bragg

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000260662.

    Apply now

    Closes on Saturday 31 August

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