Penrose Sailmakers are offering an exciting opportunity to join their team as a Sailmaker Apprentice under the Level 2 Lean Manufacture Apprenticeship standard. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain an insight into the Marine industry and develop new skills.

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Closing date: 09 Dec 2023

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 - Friday, 8.30am - 4.30pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    10 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Assisting in removal and fitting of sails
  • Learning to cut, loft and sew sails
  • Assisting head sailmaker service existing skills
  • Manufacturing new sails
  • Sewing and machinery
  • Fitting of sail hardware and rope
  • On the water rigging new sails and testing sails

The training you will be getting

  • You will be working towards a Level 2 Lean Manufacturing Operative 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

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship there will be the opportunity to transition into a full-time sailmaker

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade D/3) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade D/3) Essential

Things to consider

Penrose Sailmakers is based at Bickland Industrial Estate in Falmouth. Car parking is available outside the unit. Public transport links run past the industrial estate.

About the employer

Established in 1825, Penrose Sailmakers based in Falmouth, has a team of six sailmakers with around 100 years of experience to draw upon. We have a reputation for providing high quality sails and service built on years of listening to our customers. This has led to us becoming OEM suppliers to Pendennis Shipyard and Rustler Yachts. As well as building high quality sails we offer a complete range of sailmaking services including the design and construction of all types of covers, canopies, awnings and upholstery for yachts of all sizes.







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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 Team


Apprenticeship standard

Lean manufacturing operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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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